What’s Your Favorite Classic 4×4?
We at Petrolicious love our vintage European sports cars. We give you detailed content about racing heritage and company origins, as well as, introduce you to the owners of these beautiful machines. But—and here’s mine—what about classic 4x4s?
When I was a kid, maybe seven or eight years old, my father had a G.I. Joe-like 1943 Willys MB “Jeep”—tow rope around the bumper and everything. I remember looking at its knobby tires, its single-colored steel, and its open cockpit. I was hooked. That vehicle helped me appreciate and, later, love the idea of owning a classic 4×4. As I grew older, I discovered the Land Rover Series II, the International Scout, the original Ford Bronco, Jeep Wagoneers, Nissan Patrols—and who could forget the Toyota Landcruiser? These are good, honest, brokers of the road.
As an enthusiast, I love going fast as much as the next guy. I picture myself in a beautiful race car, flying down the track or on a picturesque windy road, but there’s something about climbing into the driver seat of a truck that makes you feel like you can go anywhere!
My current project is a 1989 Toyota FJ62 Landcruiser. I love this truck for many different reasons, but this will be a bridge to one I have always wanted: the 1973 FJ55 Landcruiser, otherwise known as the “Iron Pig”.
You know my favourites, so what’s your favorite off-roader?