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Another beautiful film from Petrolicious detailing one owner’s decades-long relationship with his Toyota FJ40.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Turbo-diesel, West County Explorers Club

I just spotted this lovely looking 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado on BaT. It looks like quite a find: 2.5-liter turbo-diesel, automatic transmission, 126k original kms (78.8k miles), fully loaded, aluminum roof rack. OK—it’s right-hand drive, which would take some getting used to. But that classically handsome shape, that great color, it looks really nice.

It’s located in Vancouver, Canada; the asking price is an attractive $9,600; and it’s one year away from legal U.S. import. This is my kind of truck!

More photos after the jump.

Note: the ad states the engine is a 2.0-liter diesel but my research shows that all 1991 Prados were equipped with 2,446 cc diesels.

Links:
Bring a Trailer
Craigslist ad

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Toyota Hilux Quadcab Diesel, West County Explorers Club

Here’s a rare find: a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) Toyota Hilux Quadcab Pickup. The engine is a 2.8-liter diesel, mated to a 5-speed manual, and a 2-speed transfer case. Four doors, a short bed, and the seller claims this is the commercial model of this truck. Maybe that’s why the ad mentions a factory solid front axle? What’s not to love?

Well, Japanese market means right-hand drive. Also it’s for sale in Canada and still a year away from legal import status to the United States.

Upgrades include diff breathers and an Old Man Emu (OME) suspension, dampers, and bushings. The truck has 189,000 km on the clock, sounds to be well maintained, and can be found on Craigslist in Vancouver for  CAD$19,000.

Many more photos and the original ad text after the jump.

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Toyota Landcruiser 70-series 30th Anniversary, via WCXC

You’ve probably heard that Toyota is rereleasing its iconic 70-Series Land Cruiser in Japan. Well, Motor Trend recently got its hands on one and published a “First Drive” article. Although they weren’t able to take it off-road, they do give readers a sense of what driving this reissued Landcruiser is like.

In case you’re fuzzy on the details, Toyota will be releasing the 70-Series as a pickup truck and an SUV—Toyota refers to the latter as a “van.” Power will come from a 4.0-liter V6. The sad news remains that this is a Japan-only release, and even that is said to be for one year only.

The price will be about $30,000. How I wish they would bring them to U.S. shores!

Link:
Motor Trend, Toyota Land Cruiser 70-Series First Drive

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This is a nice looking 2004 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab that the owner reportedly converted to PreRunner 4×4 spec using all Toyota 4WD parts. It has a 2.7-liter, 4-cylinder motor, and an automatic transmission.

The truck has all kinds of overlanding goodies, like an ARB front bumper, an Outdoor Logic rear bumper with swing out, a Safari Snorkel, ARB front and rear locking differentials with 5.29 gearing, a complete OME suspension, and BudBuilt skid plates.

It looks like it’s been set up right. The diff. breathers are said to be routed to under the hood and the effect of the larger 255 BFG Mud Terrains has been corrected by a Dakota Digital speedometer calibrator. I like the little touches like the front-mounted hitch receiver under the license plate and the black Toyota trim.

The truck has 225,000 miles, but on a truck that’s been well maintained, I no longer see that as an issue. Just keep up the maintenance and drive it.

The truck is located in Modesto, California and available for $14,000. As is usually the case, you couldn’t build it for the asking price. See the original ad text at the end of the post.

Links:
The ad on Expo
The truck’s build thread on Expo
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This 1980 Land Cruiser BJ61 GX looks like it’s powered by anime, Matchbox car memories, and Japanese surfers. While that may be true, it’s also powered by Toyota’s B3 diesel, a 3.4-liter, four-clapper good for 90 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. That’s not much, honestly. And there’s no turbo to help move things along.

What this old Land Cruiser lacks in power it makes up in cache though. It’s a Japanese-market model with the high-roof option and right-hand drive. It looks a little rough around the edges but it also looks like no other 60-series I’ve ever seen.

The seller states that import documents are included, with which you can import the truck to any state but California. If you want to bring it to California, it sounds like you’ll need to register it in another state first. Inquire with the seller, if that’s your plan.

Other things to know? It has a 5-speed manual (H55F) transmission and two-speed transfer case. The ad lists the build year as 1980 and 1986. I think the former is correct since the truck doesn’t have a 17-digit VIN, something manufacturers started including for the 1981 model year. Plus it just looks so 1980.

The truck has 157,5xx kms showing on the odometer (yup, it reads in kilometers). Bidding stands at $8,900 at the time of writing with about two days left on the auction clock. The truck is located in Los Angeles.

A bunch of pictures and the original ad text after the jump.

Links:
Bring a Trailer: 1986 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ61 GX RHD

ebay: 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Watch this 2000 Land Cruiser 100 Series go from stock to rock (ready) in a little under four minutes. The project was done by Cruiser Outfitters in preparation for the Baja 1000. They dubbed the truck, Project Death Star.

The video description states that the whole build was done in 48 hours.

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Just some guys in Saudi Arabia playing in the sand with their 70-series Land Cruisers. Looks like fun.

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There’s a very nicely built FJ60 Land Cruiser for sale in Los Angeles right now. This one has ditched the inline six in favor of a CARB-legal, Chevy 350 V-8 crate motor. The suspension has been upgraded as well to Fox 2.0 reservoir shocks. Other highlights: on-board air with a 2.5-gallon accumulator tank, dual batteries, rear diff. lock. The list goes on.

This FJ60 has 320k miles on the body, 20k on the motor and drivetrain. It’s located in Claremont, California, and is being offered for $21,000.

See the rest of the post for a bunch of photos and the full ad text.

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Toyota announced this month that they will halt production of the FJ Cruiser after the 2014 model year. As a farewell to the FJ, 2,500 Trail Teams Ultimate Edition vehicles will be released.

Highlights of this edition included a specially tuned TRD suspension with Bilstein racing shocks and springs, mated to bead lock wheels wearing BF Goodrich A/T KO tires. The truck will also be equipped with a 1/4″ aluminum front skid plate, rock rails, and a roof rack. To finish it off they included an electronically locking rear differential.

Have a look at the rest of the post for full details from Toyota’s press release.

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