1960 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Boldride.com — Pictures, Wallpapers

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From Toyota press: In Land Cruisers were by the model-name FJ28V. But model-year brought engineering and styling that heralded the birth of an That’s when the 20 Series an evolutionary step into the The familiar fold-down windshield, axles and sturdy leaf of the 25-series remained. But design provided the FJ40 with its flat, white top, lines, wrap-around rear and fold-out rear doors, overhangs, a horsepower boost to a three-speed transmission and the introduction of a transfer case. The change especially here in the U.S. 1961 to 1965, the FJ40 was best-selling vehicle.

Early experience in developing amply illustrated the FJ40’s as an exploration/expedition vehicle. Only one needed improvement: There enough space in which to the fuel and supplies needed for trips – this notwithstanding the of the FJ45V, a long, four-door of the basic FJ40, which was alongside the FJ40. So in 1967, to calls for a Land Cruiser more comfort, more and more cargo capacity, the was replaced with the four-door Cruiser 55 Series.

The 55 Series was a of the 40 Series, using hardware from the 40 Series. But it rolled a wheelbase that was lengthened by 16 To satisfy those looking for comfort than available the 40 Series’ utilitarian interior, the 55 offered a padded dash, a rear seat and seating for

The payoff came in production and numbers that nobody – Toyota – could have By 1968, Toyota had built and 100,000 Land Cruisers. for them was so great that was done in a number of countries of Japan, including Brazil and

The early 1970s were of development of existing Land models. For instance, in 1975 all Cruisers received an enlarged (256.3 c.i.) B-series and with it, a new four-speed transmission. engine underscored the Land reputation for unstoppable torque, a element that helped the Land Cruiser with its to crawl over obstacles on trails.

By now, Land were an established part of life in the United States. For ranchers and surveyors, the Land was the vehicle of choice. In fact, in a Land Cruiser was driven the United States while an off-road route.

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By 1972, more than Land Cruisers had been worldwide – and 300,000 by 1973.

was play, or at least sport, as as work: In 1974 a nearly FJ40 won the grueling Baja off-road race. Its sole involved its conversion for the use of propane, of gasoline, as fuel.

As the Land reputation grew, so too did the demand for it. As a by 1977 a half-million Land had hit roads and trails everywhere. But was closing in on the 40 Series, and also on the 55 For all the refinement it had received over its span, the 40 Series remained Spartan. So 1983 was its final of sales in the U.S. Production of the 55 ceased in 1979. Sales meanwhile, continued to reflect the and success of the Land Cruiser By 1980, 1,000,000 had been

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