Barry Crump-driven ute up for sale

Barry Crump-driven ute up for sale

An old ute used in the iconic Barry Crump Toyota ads in the '80s is up for sale.

The current owner says it's a chance to grab a piece of Kiwi history, but some are questioning the timing of the sale.

The ute featured in an ad in 1984.

Barry Crump-driven ute up for sale

Thirty-two years later the Toyota Ute from the classic is still running well, and now it's up for sale. A keen collector can buy it on Trade Me for $25,000.

Lloyd Scott played Scotty in the ads and is happy to see it advertised, but he says the Toyota's new owner may get a little bit of original damage.

Barry Crump-driven ute up for sale


The ute has spent the past seven years in Wairarapa. The current owner says the one before him kept it in a shed for 10 years, so it's time for it to go to a serious collector.

The old ute is still in its original condition, and while it may have a bit of rust, it has had some restoration, including new breaks and a new clutch.

And her owner says it runs as smoothly as ever.

But the seller has come under some criticism.

Taika Waititi, director of the movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, posted on his Facebook page and Twitter today the seller was trying to cash in on his film's release this weekend. The movie is based on Crump's book, Wild Pork and Watercress.

The owner admits it could be a good opportunity for a keen fan to have a piece of Kiwi history and a connection to an iconic Kiwi.