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Overlandia: Restored 1977 FJ40 Land Cruiser

For the year or so, I’ve been repainting my 1990 Vanagon The dings don’t bother me, but starting to sprout rust and at point I’m going to have to the bullet. I can run it across the border to TJ for a $99 but, I mean, really, would be an insult to the van. priced paint jobs these parts cost to $6,000 with all the body and new window and door seals, Eventually, I stopped by a restoration to get a quote for a top-shelf job and when picked me off the floor I said, at $13,000, really?”

What’s all this have to do this stunningly restored Toyota FJ40 Land The price, of course. I know out old cars is expensive, but I really had no just how expensive. For example, FJ40 was sold at auction a few ago — take a guess how much it for and I’ll tell you at the bottom of the

The workhorse rig was sold by RM Auctions, a end house for car collectors all over the This is how the company described the FJ:

135 hp, cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine, manual transmission with and part-time AWD, semi-elliptic and rear springs with axle, and hydraulic front and rear drum brakes. 90 in.

Toyota’s legendary off-roader

options, including a five-speed

Impressive, recent ground-up with a new Toyota crate

Toyota’s FJ40 Land which was inspired and developed the iconic Willys M38 Jeep saw service in World War II, has developed a following of off-road enthusiasts the years for its competency when the gets tough. While it was squarely at Land Rover in the many found that the was much more rugged and than its British rival. As they were quite with individuals who needed a vehicle to match their lifestyle.

Toyota FJ40

Finishing Touch in Fountain Arizona, was commissioned to perform a mechanical and cosmetic restoration on 1977 FJ40. The car was fitted a new Toyota crate motor correct performance specifications and all of the emissions equipment for the 1977 year. The body was stripped to metal, and the frame was powder-coated to longevity. An OME suspension lift kit the 33×9.5 Goodrich tires, have been mounted on the wheels. These desirable along with a 21-gallon auxiliary gas tank, demonstrate this FJ40 is not just for but that it can also handle off-road duty. The drivetrain was upgraded with the installation of an five-speed manual transmission FJ specialist suppliers Man-A-Fre, of Valley, California. After repainted in its original color of Olive Green (653), the was concluded in 2008, and it has been maintained since.

Since restoration, this has accumulated just under miles, and it has been used as a and frequent weekend transportation. All of miles were accumulated on the with this FJ40 never been driven post-restoration, in order to preserve its condition.


Now, this is a vehicle will never been driving over Imogene and we can debate the absurdity of off-road that won’t ever the pavement, but say what you will, one gorgeous piece of sheet

And that cost? What did you Answer on the other side of the

It sold on January 17, 2014, for Maybe that’s not shocking to but it is to me.

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