The Toyota Land Cruiser is undoubtedly one of the most iconic suvs of all time. Introduced after world war 2, the FJ as it was known internally was designed to tackle the toughest, harshest terrain anywhere in the world. This Land Cruiser is a 1976, making it a fairly late model available in the U.S. It is powered by its original 4.2 liter inline 6 cylinder that produced 133 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through a 4 speed manual transmission into a 2 speed transfer case down to solid front and rear axles.
This 40 series features two doors and a white painted removable top. This Land Cruiser is said to have lived much of its life in California before being sold to Oklahoma and then spending many years in a monastery in the high country of Colorado. The exterior color is a faded blue. Cosmetically this Land Cruiser has many flaws and imperfections but appears to be largely rust free. The front left fender was supposedly dented by a monk when he drove it into a snowbank. The frame appears to be very solid and rust free, as do the floors and rockers. The left rear of the vehicle has evidence of body filler. The tail lights are cracked, the headlights work. The interior upholstery appears to be original but is worn and cracked. All the gauges seem to work as they should. The glass is in good condition.
Mechanically the 4.2 inline six is tired. It does run but exhibits signs of blow by. It misfires upon initial acceleration. A newer carburetor appears to have been fitted recently. The truck has aftermarket headers and sounds as though there is an exhaust leak. The transmission shifts extremely well. The transfer case engages all positions and the locking hubs seem to engage as they should. The brakes and steering work well, as does the parking brake.
The tires are older and will need replacing, they still hold air. It does not appear to leak much if at all and has never overheated.
While in tired condition, this 1976 FJ40 could make a great project or full restoration candidate. It is being sold as is with a clean, colorado title.