Under offer/deposit paid: 1993 Toyota Hiace Yokohama camper conversion high top


Toyota Hiace

106,000 miles
4 Berths

Essential Information
Kitchen Sink
Dining Table
Ceiling Fan/Vent
Audio Inputs
Extra Storage
Reversing Camera
Air Conditioning

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

Under offer/deposit paid

To us, this is Bruce. We’ve had many fun memories in him as a family and are sad that it’s time to let him go, but we live within the M25 so ULEZ means it no longer makes sense for us. However, it’s time to pass on the fun to someone else.

Imported to the UK in 2019 (originally built and converted in Japan)

Approx. 106k miles / 170,600 km (odometer and speedometer in kilometres)

Automatic gearbox

2.8L 3L diesel engine

Cam and auxiliary belts, water pump, thermostats, radiator hoses changed at 150k km (2021)

Switchable 4WD

5 good tyres (6+mm tread, 2 years old)

Air conditioning converted to modern r134a and compressor replaced

Rear reversing camera

Sony radio / CD player with USB and Bluetooth; 6 speakers

Electric front windows

Central locking

Power steering

Tow bar with rear electrical connection fitted

Rear ladder and exterior roof bars for additional storage

Great condition and very comfortable inside

Seats 7 with two 3 point seat belts in the front and two additional 3 point seat belts which have been retro-fitted, along with the original belt lap seat belts

Rear heater with separate fan control

Great built-in storage with cupboards, cubby spaces and hooks

Custom made curtains all round

Comes with DIY window covers which provide additional insulation when it’s cold outside

Rear windows are tinted to provide privacy

4 birth

There are two rows of seats in the rear which cover to a seating area with table. The fold away table also clips to the rear outside by the tail gate.

Then the seats fold flat to make a double bed.

Above is additional storage and panels which fold out to accommodate two additional people sleeping.

We use Duvalays on top of this for extra comfort (essentially memory foam with a duvet cover) – shown in one of the photos but not included with the sale.

New main battery (Feb 2023)

AGM 90amp leisure battery (Jan 2022)

120w Solar panel and controller

12V circuit with USB ports

240V mains connection and circuit breakers

Light fittings converted to LED

Off grid ready

Mikuni MY16 diesel heater

3 way fridge runs off gas, car battery or mains

Rear kitchen layout

Gas Dometic 2 burner hob

Smoke detector, CO2 detector and propane detector, which is switched to the fridge when running on gas.

Sink with 20L clean and grey water tanks

Comes with two campingaz bottles

Two insect screens for the rear sliding windows

Emergency flare per the original spec!

Opening top hatch for ventilation

Omnistor 4000 wind out awning (slight rip in material which has been taped)


It’s been a super-reliable van as you would expect from a Toyota, and has taken us around the UK and France. The van averages about 30mpg. In the last three years, the only issue reported on MOT was a loose wire on the fog light which was a 2 minute fix. It’s been mechanically well maintained and serviced. MOT though end May 2024.

It’s relatively compact (5m long x 2m wide) so can fit in a standard parking space (we parallel park it on the street) but has lots of space inside given the mid engine under the front seats. With the permanent high top, an average height person can comfortably stand up to cook / change etc. Overall exterior height is just under 2.7m.

To note:

Air conditioning – has a slow leak. It works but we don’t use it enough to have chased down the leak.

Bodywork is good but has a couple of small rust spots – it is a 30 year old car and some maintenance would be expected over time. It’s been wax-oiled underneath to protect against corrosion.

Finally, these vans are not going to win any races 🙂 but it’s easy and comfortable to drive, and it will happily cruise on the motorway at 70.

Beds Description

The two rows of rear seats fold flat to make a double bed.

Above is additional storage and panels which fold out to accommodate two additional people sleeping. The listed area is compact but fine for two adults or children.

We use duvelays on top of this for extra comfort (essentially memory foam with a diver cover) – shown in one of the photos but not included with the sale.

Conversion Description

The van started life as a Toyota Hiace Commuter MPV and was converted out of the factory in 1993 by Yokohama. It’s mostly original in terms of layout – which is a smart Japanese design, making the most of the space – but various items like the hob, electrics, curtains etc. have been updated over time.

It’s registered as an MPV on the V5C.

Contact the Seller

The contact details for this vehicle are no longer available because it has either sold or the listing has expired.

Vehicle Spec
Registered Type:
Other (see description for explanation)
Fuel Type:
Emissions Compliance:
LEZ Compliant
Belted Seats:
7 Belts
Driving Side:
Right-Hand Drive
Vehicle Length:
5.00 meters
Vehicle Height:
2.70 meters
Vehicle Width:
2.00 meters
Converter Type:
Professional - Handcrafted
Conversion Condition:
Gas Sign-off:
Max Weight (MAM, GVW or MTPLM):
Unladen Weight Verified:
No - the vehicle has not been weighed since completion

12v Electrics
USB Sockets
Leisure Battery
Split Charge Relay
Solar Panel(s)
240v Electrics

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