Category Archives: Toyota Bj41 Land Cruiser (diesel)

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1980 BJ41 Diesel Right Hand Drive Toyota Land Cruiser (Expedition Rig)

Here is well loved BJ41 expedition rig currently listed for sale on Ebay

So I have come to the sad realization that I don’t use or drive this truck enough and would like to begin looking for a new home for it. Somewhere where someone will have time to spend with the rig, enjoy it and take it on new fun adventures.

Where to start…

Brief history:

1980 BJ41 (JDM). I bought it in 2009 in New Zeeland and spent a month touring the north and south islands with it. I shipped it back to my home town of Baltimore Ro-Ro and picked it up in Baltimore. It saw lite use there until I decided to take it to South America. In the summer of 2011 it was shipped to Boulder Colorado where my cousin (A Toyota rock crawling advocate and head of a machine shop) spent 3 months converting it to an overland expedition rig. In the fall of 2011 it was containerized and shipped to Buenos Aires Argentina. I picked it up in the opening days of 2012 and drove 5,000km south to Ushuaia inTierra Del Fuego before driving all the way to the very top of South America in Colombia. In July 2012 it was again containerized and shipped to my new home in Houston. It sees weekly use now and lives in a garage.

 

Toyota Land Cruiser BJ41 1980 (Very Clean!)

Here is a very rare bird  available on currently available on eBay:

Toyota Land Cruiser BJ41

The Toyota Land Cruiser 40-series is known as a legendary platform around the world. In the US, most are familiar with the FJ40 model, a gas-powered 4×4 available up until 1984. This vehicle is designated as a BJ41, a diesel powered variant available exclusively in the Japanese domestic market (abbreviated as JDM). As an importer of 4×4 Land Cruisers, I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to purchase and import this “time capsule” of Toyota Land Cruiser history. This vehicle is a great addition to any collection. The originality and low mileage makes this one of the rarest 40’s in the United States today.

 

One-Owner, Very Original Condition

This BJ41 is confirmed to be a one-owner, well-maintained vehicle. The photos show the condition and tell the story. The body is nearly perfect with the exception of a small bit of previous repair in the rear by the driver tail light. The interior is immaculate! There’s a small tear in the bottom side of the drivers seat cover, but otherwise it looks like it left the factory yesterday. This BJ41 has the optional rear heater, rear jumpseats and the very rare factory air conditioning. It also has the original split-rim wheels, and vintage tires. Also included is a stack of original documentation and paperwork.

Everything works on this BJ41, including the air conditioning which was recharged with original R12. It has the original factory radio as well as a secondary Kenwood deck installed by the original owner. Speakers were also installed in the rear cabin by the original owner. The odometer shows 64,811 original KM’s (40,271 miles), and the service records included with the vehicle verify that as the original mileage. It runs and drives great, like a nearly new 40 series should.

 

BJ41 Drivetrain

The 40 series is a legendary platform known for toughness and reliability. This BJ41 is similar to the units available in the US except for its 2B diesel engine and low gear transmission. The 2B is a 3168cc inline 4-cylinder 8-valve OHV diesel engine. Compression ratio is 21:1 with output being 93HP at 2200RPM and 159 ft-lb of torque at 2200RPM. This engine was only available in JDM BJ41’s, JDM BJ44’s and the JDM Coaster (Toyota’s small bus platform) making this a rare collectible Land Cruiser. The transmission is an H41 4-speed which is geared lower than the standard 4-speeds available with US spec 40 series Land Cruisers. This BJ41 has an ultra-low 5.29:1 first gear! The 2-speed transfer case has a low range of 1.959:1. The axles are the same as the US spec 40 series, 9.25″ ring gear, open differential with 4.11:1 gear ratio.

 

1980 BJ41 Toyota Land Cruiser (Diesel)

Here is a beautiful example of a rare Japanese 1980 BJ41 Toyota Land Cruiser (Diesel) that was imported into Canada with very low miles! This is a great rare rig!~