SUPERCLEAN FJ, NUT & BOLT RESTO, 3.8 I6, 4-SPEED, BACK TO STOCK, LIKE NEW!!
Miss the Land Cruiser bandwagon? Well, this 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 might be your last chance to get a great one for anything approaching an affordable price. With prices skyrocketing, this very well finished truck with just 945 miles on the restoration is the one to own now and in the future.
The tan paint is only three years old and exactly captures the go-anywhere look that made the FJ40 famous. Actually, they probably never looked this good and if you were using it correctly, it certainly didn't stay this shiny and fresh for long. Fortunately, this one seems to have lived a pretty easy life in the suburbs rather than the Outback, and as a result the bodywork is straight (literally!). Flat-sided sheetmetal makes the FJ40 durable, easy to service, and simple to build but restoring one to this level can be a challenge. Just look at how well the hood fits, the neat flush-fitting doors, and the new weatherstripping used throughout, all signs of a quality restoration that started with good base stock. Contrasting black details like the bumpers, grille, and roof all give it a rough-and-tumble look that's instantly recognizable and while these are easy to customize, this one remains pretty much the way the factory built it.
The interior has been given a wholesale makeover that retains the all-business attitude and adds a few luxury touches such as those deeply bolstered leather bucket seats. The rear benches have been upholstered to match, indicating great attention to detail and a respect for history. Spray-on bedliner material is used to make the floor tough and easy to maintain when you're playing in the dirt, and the full roll cage means you don't really have to worry if you get into trouble (although let's hope you never need it). An oversized steering wheel helps keep the wheels pointed forward in the rough stuff and a full array of gauges and simple pull knobs are all the driver needs. There's an industrial-strength heater under the dash, a surprisingly slick-shifting 4-speed manual gearbox, and an aftermarket locking center console for security. No radio (what do they listen to in Zimbabwe, anyway?), no A/C, nothing to hinder its bulletproof reliability, and that's just how true off-roaders prefer it.
Toyota's trusty and torquey 3.8 liter inline-six provides unparalleled reliability and plenty of power to move the Land Cruiser with ease. Rebuilt three years ago to original specs, it's ready to work or play and with everything new inside, it should be good to go for another forty years and tens of thousands of miles. The big aluminum radiator is the most obvious upgrade, but everything else is pretty much as the factory intended and it's a very high-quality engine bay. New wiring, a heavy-duty air cleaner, and proper finishes used throughout only reinforce the idea that this is an investment-grade Landie. The 4-speed shifts beautifully and the 4-wheel-drive system works seamlessly to keep you out of trouble. The underside is protected with a dusting of undercoating, there's a new exhaust system, and a modest lift provides room for those oversized Goodyear Wrangler radials and custom wheels.
We sell quite a few of these Toyotas and it's been a long, long time since we've seen one this nice. If you've been waiting for the right truck, this is it. Don't hesitate, call today!
- All Wheel Drive
- Removable Hard Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Drive
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Front Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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