FULL HARDTOP AND DOORS INCLUDED, FULLY RESTORED, EXTREMELY NICE FJ, LOTS MORE!
In the world of serious off-roading, the Toyota FJ40 ranks right up there with the Jeep CJ and Land Rover Defender for being the ultimate go-anywhere vehicle. And like its competition, it's rugged, reliable, and virtually indestructible. This beautiful 1976 FJ40 Land Cruiser has been extensively renovated and needs nothing more than a little mud to start having fun.
The upright, boxy shape is as much function as style, with a compact footprint to go anywhere, yet carry a lot of gear to the most hostile places on earth. If you're an off-roading enthusiast, you know how hard these Toyotas are to find in this condition. Sure, they're out there, but a vast majority of them have been used up and left for dead somewhere in the desert, so this is a truly rare truck. Finished in Mustard Yellow (yep, that's the factory's name for it) with white details, this FJ looks ready to tackle Death Valley. The bodywork is in outstanding condition, with sharply folded front fenders and correct rear quarters and very good paint. The workmanship is far superior to the factory standards in 1976, even considering Toyota's reputation for quality. Rear fender flares have been added to cover the slightly oversized off-road tires, and the front bumper has been jettisoned in favor of a heavy-duty bumper and winch setup that looks like it could pull the FJ up the side of a building. It currently wears half doors and a bikini top, but it also includes full doors and a removable hardtop, making it an all-weather adventurer. Out back, it's got a very cool tire rack that also includes storage for a trio of jerry cans for getting this 4x4 into the most remote places on Earth.
The interior accommodations have also been designed for adventure, with low-maintenance surfaces like the Rhino Lining on the floors and simple vinyl door panels that have a hardcore industrial look. Racing buckets with 4-point harnesses keep you firmly anchored in place and they're also comfortable enough for all-day outings. There is a padded dash, and the steering wheel has a leather wrap that gives you something sturdy to hang on to while you're off road and the original gauges have been replaced by Auto Meter dials in a custom-made panel. The 4-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case are controlled by floor shifters and clutch take-up is easy so crawling through the mud at low speeds is a snap. Forget a radio, this truck was designed to go beyond radio signals, but the heater is powerful enough to cook a steak.
The 4.2 liter inline-six is believed to be the original powerplant, and offers a heavy-duty air intake system and fuel injection for reliability in the rough. There are also dual batteries for plenty of starting power and to drive that massive Warn winch, and it's all neatly presented as if it's never been in the dirt before. Underneath, the suspension is augmented with Bilstein shocks and EMU Dakar springs all around and the brand-new exhaust system has a glasspack-style muffler that gives the brawny six a fantastic voice. You'll be shocked by how over-built everything is, but you'll definitely approve, especially if you plan on using this trucklet to its full potential. Cool 6-lug alloys wear positively giant 33x10.50-15 BFGoodrich offroad tires.
With rugged good looks and go-anywhere capability, it's no surprise that FJ40s are highly-sought collectables that are getting more valuable by the day. Call today!
- Four Wheel Drive
- Front Disc Brakes
- Fuel Injection
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Removable Hard Top
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
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