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Old 04-12-2014, 04:59 PM
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Not trying to stir anything up, but this is seriously the 8th or 9th time I've seen 60s and 80s loade up at the Muslim temple(?) by my house. Every time I ask where they're off to, they say Florida. I've seen some nice ones go.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:10 PM
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most likely Florida, then on to a boat to the middle east

popular trucks there :shrug:
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:14 PM
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Kinda what I figured. Hate to see so many go. To either place....
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:26 PM
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what opposite climates!

that's sad for me I need those rigs as restoration projects!!!
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:18 PM
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Maybe Cruisers just move around the world - they leave the U.S. for the middle east, and we import them from Japan and Australia. Musical chairs, of sorts.
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I know in Kurdistan and even the rest of Iraq, it's pretty popular to import American cars, but with the import tax there, you basically pay for the car 3 times. Most popular being Chargers, Camaros, and Mustangs. I would have figured they had plenty of Cruisers and Hiluxes (Hiluxen? Hiluxii?) and wouldn't need more. I was on Yota overload over there. Maybe that's why they have so many.
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Remember that Toyota doesn't make 40, 60, 80 series or the old Hilux anymore, it's a fixed supply globally. So places with stronger currencies or emerging markets or/and favorable import rules will be bringing them in from places with relatively declining economies and weakening currencies or/and strict emissions and mechanical rules.

That's why we got all the JDM stuff in the first place, Japan has even more road laws than us. Now the rules here are such that anything more than a few years old requires dedication to keep street legal, so a lot of people aren't willing to jump all the hoops so off they go to the Middle East, South America and China.
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^^^ That's exactly what I was thinking, Brian! I even googled "FJ60 Libya rebels" looking for a pic.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:20 AM
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I was looking at a clean 100 series at a Cincinnati dealership a couple of years ago. They told me they don't keep many to sell on the lot. They load up most of them and ship them to Russia.
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