Market Finds: Land Cruiser Has Received Plenty of Toyota TLC

Land Cruiser Has Received Plenty of Toyota TLC

By Petrolicious
September 2, 2014

The car: 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Price: $17,000 (obo)

Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA

Seller’s Info: Click Here

The seller of the Land Cruiser you see here states that it’s a “survivor that hasn’t been abused.” In fact, this forty-one-year-old rig has been cared for by its previous owner and, courtesy of the present titleholder, a Toyota dealership. The former personally rebuilt this truck’s 2F engine, which came from a 1985 FJ60, in 2012. Before its rejuvenation it had around 100,000 miles. Now, it has fewer than 10,000, as well as a “newer electronic ignition, starter and alternator.” The man also rebuilt the front suspension and drive shafts, and added such parts as a new exhaust system, the H41 four-speed gearbox from a later-model FJ40, and fresh drum brakes.

After a $4,000+ investment from its current owner, this Sky Blue adventure vehicle features a fully documented laundry list of new parts from a Toyota dealer, including 5 Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S tires, radiator and coolant hoses, charcoal canister, Warn manual hubs, fuel pump and filter, and vacuum hoses. The service department replaced the rear pinion seal, repacked the front bearings, and rebuilt and resealed the front axles and trunnions.

Inside, there are re-upholstered front seats and new door seals. Every light works and all but one of the gauges (oil pressure) function. The original pair of heaters has survived as long as this boxy billy goat, although the back unit is not connected.

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Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.

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Tim MonckMason
Tim MonckMason
9 years ago

Tm Martin reckons too cheap. Well it’s missing its own engine and box so that’s usually a huge price reducer. Personally that’s why I’d buy it ax it’s improved and cheap, but the nutty money goes on originals usually.

TJ Martin
TJ Martin
9 years ago

I’ll tell you what . Either there is something seriously wrong with this FJ40 …. or this guy’s got the car seriously underpriced . Unmolested survivor FJ40’s are now banging on the door of $50K plus … with well restored ones approaching $100K . Even a well done Resto Mod can bring in excess of $50K So like I said … either there’s more wrong with this FJ than meets the eye …. or …. this is the classic car/truck bargain of the decade just waiting to be snatched up …. cleaned up a bit more .. and then offered for sale up Aspen , Vail or Telluride Colorado way for that afore mentioned $50K plus price tag

Damn ! If I weren’t in the middle of a move … I’d be driving to AZ myself to check this thing out

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