1978 Toyota Land Cruiser
1978 Toyota Land Cruiser
$61,995
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1978 Toyota Land Cruiser

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If youve been paying attention, youll notice that were not the only ones selling Toyota FJ40 Land Cruisers. Trucks like this comprehensively restored 1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser are the hottest things on four wheels right now, but they really dont get much nicer than this gorgeous example. With the right original look, the perfect shade of classic Highbush Tan paint, a comfortable A/C interior, and a go-anywhere drivetrain headed by a bulletproof 4.2L Inline 6, this 4X4 is ready to scale the tallest mountains, cross the deepest rivers, or just take you and your significant other out to dinner in style. Either way, a Yota always gets the job done right. Apparently, the best shape for a rugged 4x4 is a two-box design with sharp corners, and Toyota has been following that formula successfully for decades. Youll note that this one wears proper Highbush Tan (aka khaki) paint for the real adventurer look and the flat bodywork is remarkably free of damage. Clearly this one hasnt been crawling through the jungles of Burma (or Myanmar for that matter), but rather lived an easy life on pavement somewhere in the warm southern US. Typical Toyota build quality means these trucks are virtually indestructible, but just for good measure someone spent quite a bit of time and effort, not to mention money, getting it back into shape when it was comprehensively, nut-and-bolt, frame-off restored over the course of 2500 labors hours back in 2018. Its been seldomly driven since, with a reported 1,000 kilometers (give or take a few) logged on this FJ since the build was completed. Theres an appropriate shine to the top-end, driver quality finish thats not so glaringly perfect that it looks domesticated, and the simple bumpers, distinctive white-framed grille, and full steel doors all reinforce the ready-for-anything vibe. All the trim, glass, rubber weather-stripping was replaced/restored during the build, so it seals up well and its hard to beat the look of something that treasures function over form like back-to-stock restored FJ. Much like the exterior, the interior was completely redon back to original specs, starting with the supportive front vinyl seats. Sure, everything is pretty basic inside, but the FJ does it with style, and compared to the slippery chairs in a lot of vintage trucks, these actually help hold you in place while youre playing in the dirt. Rather than simple jump seats that no adult can actually use, you get twin benches facing each other out back, and theyre cleverly oriented to maximize the cargo space. No frills is taken to a whole new level with the FJ, which offers painted floors protected by a thick rubber floor coverings, simple vinyl door panels with analog handles, and a beautifully restored steering wheel at the helm. The cleverly designed dash allows easy construction of both right-hand and left-hand drive trucks, with the white instrument panel holding a speedometer and auxiliary gauges that are easy to read. Controls are easy to decipher and everything works as youd expect from a Toyota. The 3.8-liter inline-six (aka the 4.2L) has served on at least six continents over the past 50 years and remains one of the most reliable and sturdy machines yet conceived by man. Its also pleasingly torquey and smooth, so you wont regret sitting behind the wheel for a few hours. The point of the FJ isnt all-out speed, so its fairly stock under the hood, including the black air cleaner, bright valve cover, and neatly arranged wires, belts, and hoses.Youll note theres a modern dual reservoir master cylinder and a power booster, which powers a set of power front disc brakes, a worthwhile safety upgrade, and the A/C compressor is a modern unit from Vintage Air. A 4-speed manual transmission, 2-speed transfer case, and heavy-duty axles provide the go-anywhere part of the FJs resume, and the suspension, while capable, is civilized enough to use every day on your commute. Theres a recent exhaust that has the right sound and its fitted with proper 6.50-16 tires on the original painted steel wheels. Make no mistake, FJs are more than just Japanese Jeeps, and the market is speaking. Will this be the one you finally take home for yourself? Call today!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    101772514
  • Stock Number
    7592-CHA
  • Category
    Classic Trucks
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    77,348 miles
  • Engine
    4.2L Inline 6
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Tan

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