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Classic 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 4×4

A sweet stocky 1972 FJ40 brought to you by Sun Valley Auto Club in Hailey, ID

Classic 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 4×4

Classic Land Cruiser restored to factory specifications. No lifts or engine swap here. This FJ40 is true and correct. Toyota brand parts only used in this restoration. This FJ has great metal under the freshly painted Hudson green, an OEM Toyota color. We took a paint meter to it and found no rust and all factory sheet metal and factory welds. One of the cleanest FJ40’s we have ever come across. All the lights, bumpers, emblems, handles, hubcaps, and wheels are in great condition. The same will be said for the interior. Freshly recovered seats, clean and clear glass, clean and undamaged knobs, and nice interior paint. It does have the rear jump seats to haul some friends around too. The engine is in stock form and has plenty of pep. This is one stylish FJ that is in original condition.

 

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ45 Rare Bio Diesel Truck – Full Restoration

Cool BJ45 truck on Ebay…if I only had unlimited resources…lol!

This super rare Diesel pick up truck has been fully restored, and is in excellent condition. You just don’t find diesel Toyota Land Cruiser pick up trucks in this condition for this price. 


The truck is very clean and rust free. Take a look at the undercarriage and see that it is rust free and in excellent condition. The truck bed is original and also in excellent condition. The interior has all new upholstery. 


This truck will turn heads when you drive down the road. Its 6cyl diesel engine will get down the highway at a good 70mph, and still get 22mpg. With high torque, pull your trailer or boat anywhere. You can drive this on bio diesel and even used vegetable oil. Drive your truck for FREE!

The truck has been inspected by a Toyota mechanic, and he was impressed by everything. There are no problems or anything that needs to be fixed. 


These trucks are only getting rarer and harder to find. We don’t sell just any Land Cruiser, but we sell the best, that have been taken care of and are in excellent condition as this one is.

These are a great investment, because of their increasing value. Don’t miss out on this one before they aren’t available anymore.

1975 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser

This FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser had been restored with new aluminum tub, won’t ever rust out. New upholstery, Power steering, new paint in and out, to many new items to list. mechanically the vehicle is sound, the engine runs smooth and has good compression, the transmission and clutch are tight and shifts smoothly, the breaks are in good condition as is the exhaust and electrical system. All fluids have been changed and maintained on a regular basis and are very clean with-in their respected containers. The tires are in good condition with plenty of tread.

 

1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

 

Here is an Original 1971 fj40 California rust free land cruiser with many new parts. The engine was rebuilt as well as most of the other wear items. Nice & clean original FJ40.

 

 

Land Cruiser 70 series: Loved around the World (video)

This is a great video overview of the Famous 70 series Toyota Land Cruiser

1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 (Factory PTO)

Another dream FJ40 for sale on Ebay!

1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 Hard Top with factory PTO winch.  This vehicle is a museum-quality, rotisserie, frame-off, hand built, nut and bolt restoration.  It is exact to original manufactures specifications and appears just as it did when it rolled off the ARACO Toyota production line back in 1973.  You will not find a more original or meticulously restored FJ40.  There are well in excess of a thousand hours in this build, and probably just as many in research and parts acquisition in order to maintain integrity.  As much as the photos show, this vehicle is even more impressive in person.

This restoration is unique in that it began with what’s known as a “survivor” – an incredibly complete and unmolested specimen.  All components are original to the vehicle and meticulously refurbished. The entire vehicle was disassembled and cataloged.  All hardware and adornments were retained, cleaned, yellow zinc plated or re-chromed as per factory specification.

For new parts, every effort was made to use NOS OEM Toyota parts and rebuild kits sourced from the local Toyota dealership or from other reputable Land Cruiser Specialists.  Aftermarket parts were only used when absolutely necessary and only because the originals were no longer available.  No expense was spared and the attention to detail of this restoration is second to none.  Every decal, nut, and bolt is correct in its application.

Refurbished parts:
*   Chassis
*   Frame and respective components were media blasted and powder coated

*   All body pieces were coated with a self-etching primer and single-stage acrylic enamel paint
*   The color is the elusive “Heath Grey”, Toyota paint code T-113, and was available on FJ40s in the 1973 model year
*     The floor and underside of the tub were sprayed with a color matched, tinted raptor liner for sound dampening and durability
*     Electrical wiring harnesses were circuit-tested and re-wrapped
*      The fiberglass top was sanded down, re-coated with epoxy resin, repainted with Toyota’s “Cignus White”, and given a new headliner and visors.
Interior:
*      New, custom-sewn vinyl seat covers identical to the original in color and appearance
*      New OEM shifter boots
*      All glass is original and displays the Toyota trademark in the corners
*      Seat frames, front and rear heaters, doors, console, steering wheel, dash, AM radio, knobs, pedals (including arms and bucket), wiper mechanism and seat belts are original and re-finished

Equally impressive:
*     Extremely rare original tool bag complete with stamped Toyota tools
*     Iconic yellow bottle jack and rods
*     Factory trouble light in its original plastic case
*     Genuine owners manual.

Even the ignition key is brand new OEM Toyota and comes inside a factory key wallet where it shares space with the new front and rear door keys.  As a finishing touch, no true period restoration would be complete without a matching set of license plates of the very same vintage.  It even smells like a new car inside!  No respectable collection is complete without an FJ40 in the stable, here’s your chance. Please visit the following link to be directed to an online photo album containing supplemental images, which chronicle each stage of my process in detail.  The album is organized such that there are before and after comparative pictures, followed by a complete chronicle of the restoration, and wrapped up with additional images of the finished Cruiser.

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.

 

1966 Toyota Land Cruiser (factory soft top-restored)

This incredible 1966 Toyota Land Cruiser w/ Factory Soft Top is currently available on ebay

Here’s an opportunity to own an incredible Concours Winning Factory Soft Top FJ40 Landcruiser. This FJ40 received a 3-year complete bare metal nut and bolt restoration to the highest standard. The restoration was completed in 2013. It has been driven 151 miles since being finished.

Originally sold at Hil Probert Motors in Lakespur , California (see inner glove box decal), and still wearing its original California black plates to this day.

This 1966 cruiser started out as a dry and complete California example, never hit, original Volcanic Beige paint, a true cream puff and the best possible base car you could ever hope to find for a full blown nut and bolt restoration.

The restoration was a team effort involving some highly respected Landcruiser experts based out of the Pacific Northwest. Genesis 4 wheel drive, Metric TLC, and Landcruiser Northwest.

I have a 3 ring binder full of all documentation pertaining to the restoration.

Every component is restored, rebuilt, detailed, plated, accurately reproduced, etc.

Many New Old Stock parts were used during the build. It has correct coral red upholstery, proper red seat belts, khaki green soft top and soft doors, proper canvas safety straps for the door openings, correct decals. I also have a rebuilt Jack with handles, and a restored hand crank start handle that are included.

Drivetrain is a freshly rebuilt 2F with a 4 speed; it was built to be a great driver.

I’m a firm believer in pictures being worth a thousand words. Please see my gallery for as found, under construction, and finished photos.

https://picasaweb.google.com/dustin.howell/1966FactorySoftTopLandcruiser

This beauty was debuted at the 2013 Forest Grove Concours D Elegance where it won its class and was runner up for best in show post-war. Not an easy task by any means.

If you’re just starting your search for an investment grade FJ, I’d recommend taking a few minutes to browse this article recently published by Hemmings Motor News, particularly Item #3:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/01/02/five-car-hobby-predictions-for-the-coming-year/

The reason for selling is I’m making a move on a once in a lifetime muscle car that is available.

Has a clean CA title.

1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 (Colombian import with 51,000 Kilometers)

Here is a absolutely killer looking 1980 FJ40 in spectacular shape courtesy of our friends over at Land Cruiser Nation

Colombian Soul with 51,000 Kilometers!!!

Don’t ask how this truck made it to the USA, but I’m glad it did! Normally Columbian trucks are usually bare bones but not here! You get PS, AC, Front Disc Brakes, Roll Bar, Split Bench, Long Jump Seats, Fog Lamps and a Heater, She’s in excellent condition wearing her original paint and only 32,000 original miles. The South American top has never been off and she comes with the original split rims. Original 2F motor, drivetrain, seats, radio, all in excellent condition. You can see every spot weld on this truck, it has all the glory of a rust free survivor. For more information call 515 864 1275 or email overton@aol.com

 

Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 1980 (rare trayback style pickup)

1980 Toyota 4×4-FJ45/FJ40 Landcruiser 5-Window Trayback Style/Pickup (Rare) Low Miles

This amazing relic is currently for sale on Ebay…what an stunning example of the classic FJ45…love it!

Super Rare to find in this condition! 1980 Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 FJ45/HJ45 Pickup Truck. Completely original, except for the wheels and tires. Purchased from a private collection, this truck was imported from Australia in 2006. It is RHD (Right Hand Drive). Super fun to drive Original Factory 6 cylinder 4.2 litre 2F engine. 67,700 original miles/108.300kms. Original Factory 4 speed manual transmission (With Granny Low Gear) and Power Brakes. Runs and drives excellent, and gets 15/16 MPG. Factory PTO driven Thomas Winch and PTO driven Air Compressor under rear chassis, behind cab. On board “ARG” Welder under the hood. The 6’x7′ “TrayBack Bed” is very unique. You can drop down one side independently or all 3 sides at one time to create a flatbed. It has new cedar boards installed, bed light. Tow package with 2″ ball and light adapter. The bed also has a steel frame to support the canvas canopy, the sides roll up safari style (Very Cool) The paint and body are original. No dents or dings replaced metal anywhere. No Rust, just a few rock chips here and there from driving. The roof is fully removable like most FJ45 and FJ40’S are. The top and back of the cab come off (along with the doors). The vehicle comes with the stock front bumper installed, as well as the “Safari” bumper. Wheels and tires are new. Spare tire under the bed, bottle jack and rods under/behind the seat.