Wed, 20th Mar 2019 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 35

1983 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

Sold for £33,188

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: A595TBW
Chassis No: FJ40365324
Mot Expiry: Dec 2019

- Lovely original RHD Japanese built petrol FJ40, manual gearbox, upgraded PAS

- Recent comprehensive restoration including retrim, new wheels and tyres, new canvas top etc.

- Recent dry state import, now UK registered with MoT to December 2019

The origins of the long-running Land Cruiser series of 4x4s date back to 1941, when the Japanese authorities ordered Toyota to reverse engineer the Jeep. With the experience of several military trucks behind it, the company then launched the first Land Cruiser 10 years later. The name has subsequently become a byword for rugged dependability in parts of the world where even the ubiquitous Land Rover has been known to struggle. The now classic FJ40 model was in production from 1960 to 1984, and the righthand drive version now offered is a three-door soft top powered by the later 2F 4.2-litre six-cylinder petrol engine driving through a four-speed manual gearbox.

The subject of a recent restoration it was found to need no welding to the body or chassis and still retains its original floor pan. Resprayed in red, the black interior has been fully re-trimmed including new carpets, a high specification canvas top fitted and a replacement speedometer installed (previous reading 64000 km). We are advised all work has been undertaken to a very high standard.

The 2F straight 6-cylinder engine is said to be "sound and runs very well with no smoke or oil leaks". Specification includes a four-speed manual gearbox, upgraded power steering, all new wheel bearings, brake shoes and cylinders, fresh engine and diff oil and new spring bushes and spark plugs.

The new tyres (265/70/16) and new 16" wheels (including matching spare) with front freewheel hubs are said to be "unused except for road testing". Recently imported to the UK, this desirable 'classic' FJ40 is offered with Swansea V5C, no advisories MoT to December 2019, a letter from the Toyota Enthusiasts Club confirming its origin and a VIN decoder sheet.

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