1957 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale 101050843
1957 Toyota Land Cruiser
‹ See Similar Results

1957 Toyota Land Cruiser

Car for sale by Hyman LTD in Saint Louis, Missouri 63146


Email Dealer

By using this service you accept the terms of Autotrader Specialty's Visitor Agreement.


Related Articles

1978-1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express

The Dodge Li'l Red Express set a standard on how to make a great performance truck. All Dodge Li'l Red Express trucks came from the factory painted in Bright Canyon Red in 1978 and Medium Canyon Red in 1979. Every Li'l Red Express was a regular cab Adventurer with a stepside bed.

Cool Classics: 9 Classic Chevrolet Trucks Reach 6 Figures

Classic vintage Chevrolet pickup trucks are receiving growing interest among car enthusiasts. The most collectible muscle cars are numbers-matching survivors; the most sought-after vintage trucks are full custom builds.


Classic Car Overview

Toyota s rugged and legendary Land Cruiser is one of those rare vehicles that has proved itself time and again in the harshest of environments earning every bit of its reputation for faithful bullet-proof dependability. Like the American Jeep and British Land Rover the Land Cruiser was born for military duty and needed the capability to traverse virtually any surface from muddy jungles to desert sand. The genesis of the Land Cruiser came with a post-war agreement between Toyota and the US Military. In 1950 the US Government commissioned Toyota to build 100 Willys Jeeps that were to be used by soldiers and Military Police stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Toyota obliged but immediately saw room for improvement on the venerable American design. In 1951 Toyota developed their own prototype which drew the best the Jeep and the British Land Rover had to offer combined into one new package. Production of the Toyota Jeep BJ began in 1953 and the vehicle was put into service by American MPs. In 1954 a civilian version was introduced and the Land Cruiser name was born. Like the Jeep in America the Land Cruiser proved to be very popular with farmers utilities or anyone who needed a simple but versatile vehicle capable of handling rough terrain particularly in the Asian and South American markets.In 1954 the F-series 3.9-liter inline six made its first appearance in fire engine chassis where its additional power was a necessity. Soon after this larger engine was available across the Land Cruiser line. The civilian FJ25 led Toyota s expansion into new markets where the sturdy and dependable little truck paved the way for the hugely successful 40-series. Since the 1950s Land Cruisers have served at the hands of soldiers and warlords alike on virtually every continent on the globe. Cruisers are adapted to handle countless jobs from firefighting to plowing fields and snow and many are still in loyal service in far-reaching parts of the world.This 1957 FJ25 is an extremely rare and desirable early-production FJ-series Land Cruiser. This truck has been treated to a comprehensive restoration performed by a Toyota specialist. Freshly completed in 2018 it is very attractive finished in dark green with brown seats. The deep green paint and body quality is good without appearing over restored which is appropriate for a utilitarian vehicle such as this. Civilian FJs were distinguished from military versions with the addition of chrome wheel covers and discreet chrome strips on the horizontal grille. The grille trim and headlight surrounds are in good original condition while the dog dish hubcaps have been restored. Body color steel wheels are fitted with fresh period-correct Firestone military tires. A single side-mounted spare wheel recalls the early Willys Jeep and a Jerry can is strapped to the tailgate. Unapologetically basic the FJ25 remains hugely appealing.The interior of the FJ25 is about as elemental as it gets. The seats are covered in brown upholstery with matching boots for the gear shift transfer case selector and handbrake. A set of rubber mats protect the freshly painted floors and the doors are limited to a pair of nylon straps to keep occupants in place. The controls switches and instruments are good original items set in the body-color dash panel.Toyota s legendary 3.9-liter inline six presents well with the block number matching that on the firewall tag. It shows well with a host of new components including the carburetor and ancillaries and good quality paint finishes on the air-cleaner housing radiator and other accessories. The chassis axles and suspension were painted to match the body and all present in excellent condition.This rare and fascinating early Land Cruiser is ready to be enjoyed in any number of events or for merely cruising to your local shops. It is one of the earliest of its kind in North America and represents a significant and vital period for Land Cruiser enthusiasts. Rarely do such early pre-40 Series FJs become available and this is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a restored and usable example.

Show More Show Less

Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Classic Trucks
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
  • Engine
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

Classic Car Buyer's Tools

Shipping & Transport

Immediately receive a quote to get your new classic car delivered right to your driveway from Autotrader’s trusted Classic Transport Partner ShipYourCarNow. Click Now!


JJ BEST BANC & CO, the leader in classic and collector car financing. Long terms, low rates, quick and easy approvals. J.J. Best offers financing for classic and collector vehicles from antique to modern. Let us help you drive your dream car today! Click or call 1-800-872-1965 to apply now! Click here

Appraisals & Inspections

For the latest and most reliable Classic and Collectible Car prices, values, production numbers and local car clubs, always trust NADAguides.com. Get more info


As the inventors of Agreed Value coverage, we understand the special nature of protecting a collectible vehicle. Every policy offers Agreed Value, Unlimited Mileage, No Deductible, Towing and Labor, Spare Parts Coverage and the flexibility of using the Repair Shop of Your Choice. Whether insuring a priceless historical vehicle or a weekend cruiser, no one knows more about insuring collector cars then Grundy. www.Grundy.com or 888-647-8636 Get Quotes Now

Suspect Fraud? Report it