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This gorgeous, restored 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 long bed pickup looks better than new. It’s said to have traveled 53,000 miles since new. Much has been replaced and it features a new Warn winch. Bring a Trailer notes that it came from the factory with Air conditioning and power steering, two desirable options. A 4-spd manual and the Toyota 2F, inline six round out the specs.

The truck is located in Montana. Bidding currently stands at $39,800 with about 5 days on the clock.

Update 4/29/2013: The seller seems to have ended the auction early and sold the truck offline.

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I spotted this rare, Land Cruiser BJ70 on the Expo forums the other day. It’s listed as having a turbocharged, 2.4-liter diesel and the photos show a manual transmission. It looks to be in great shape. The seller doesn’t list the build year or the mileage but does mention that it was legally imported from Japan in 2005. Other features that can be gleaned from the photos: snorkel, ARB bumper, winch, over-sized tires, roof rack and brush deflectors.

The word on the Expo forum is that this seller has sold other 70-series on occasion and so trading in rare Land Cruisers may be a business or hobby for him.

The asking price is $18,500 and the vehicle is located in Atlanta, GA. To contact the seller find his phone number on the Craigslist ad. More photos after the jump.

For more research on the 70-series Land Cruiser, check out the Toyota Vehicle Heritage site, Wikipedia, or this page.

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Here’s a rarity, in the U.S. at least, a factory, diesel Toyota 4×4 pickup. The owner states that this left-hand drive truck was imported directly from Japan in 1984 as a new vehicle, not a grey market one, and is California and EPA compliant.

It sports a normally-aspirated 2.4L diesel, 5-spd. manual transmission, solid axles, recent engine work (rings, timing belt, etc.) and OME suspension. Another rarity: it is otherwise stock. On the downside, the seller states that the bed needs to be replaced because of rust. The interior looks decent but dirty.

Mileage is not listed. The asking price is $8,900 and the truck is located in San Francisco.

Link: Craigslist ad

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While driving around the Pacific Northwest last week, looking at boats, we spotted this nice, mid-1990s Toyota 4×4 Pickup. I don’t know anything about it except that it looks clean and stock. For a nearly 20-year-old Toyota 4×4, that’s saying something.

The other interesting thing is that it’s located in Point Roberts, an odd little little piece of Washington state that’s connected to Canada, instead of the rest of the United States. The only way to get to this 4-square-mile hamlet, with its own border crossing, is to drive through our neighbor to the north or take a boat.

If you’re interested in the truck, the number’s on the windshield. I posted another picture and a map after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings, according to their website, provides Land Cruisers to agencies working in relief, emergency and development projects around the world. They import stock 70-Series pick-ups and modify them for field use with the addition of extras including bumpers, winches, bedliners, tires, radios, and canvas enclosures.

Here’s how they do it.

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This is a “Spotted” post but in this case the seller of this beautifully restored FJ45 Troopy spotted me (or the site rather). It’s WCXC’s first seller submission. Here’s the story:

The seller states that this right-hand-drive, 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy started its life in Australia where it racked up only 127,000 km (~79, 400 miles). In 2011, it was legally imported into the U.S. and given a ground-up, frame-off restoration during which the frame and body were stripped, chemical dipped, and epoxy sealed. The frame was then painted with POR-15, and the body got a fresh respray. Truck has clocked 600 km (~375 miles) since then.

The seller also reports that the engine, the venerable 4.2-liter 2F, was rebuilt, balanced, and blueprinted. A new H55F, 5-speed manual transmission was fitted and mated to custom drive shafts. The suspension is an Old Man Emu system, fitted with heavy springs, and greasable shackles and spring pins. The addition of custom sway bars are said to virtually eliminate body roll while cornering. The seller further reports that the axles, differentials and transfer case have all been refreshed with new Toyota parts. Six new 33″ BFGs round out the picture — no pun intended.

Up front, the ARB bull bar is ready for your choice of winch. Out back, a dual swing-away bumper, carries two spares and a Hi-Lift jack (not pictured but said to be included). The roof and doors are removable.

Perhaps the biggest change from stock is the conversion to a dual-fuel system, meaning the truck can run on propane or gasoline. The big advantage of propane is significantly reduced vehicle emissions. Cleaner burning fuel also means a cleaner, longer lasting engine. On the downside, propane packs about 25% less power per gallon than gasoline does. It also sells for about 25% less than gasoline, based on national averages. According to Petersen’s 4Wheel & Offroad propane’s relative lack of punch should only result in a 10% drop in mileage. But a 10% mileage loss at a 25% savings means you’ll still come out ahead. With 12 gallons of gasoline, and 15 gallons of propane on board, the range should be an improvement over the stock 22 gallon tank.

The seller goes on to say that throughout the $72,000 restoration, every nut, bolt, seal, and bearing on the truck was replaced — nothing was left untouched. The result is an almost 30-year-old truck that looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor.

The cost of this beige beauty with comfortable seating for eleven? Significantly less than cost of the restoration at $55,000. Given what restored FJ40s have been selling for at auction lately, this Troopy seems like quite a deal.

Click here to email the seller directly. The truck is located in northern Colorado.

Link resources: Photobucket Gallery

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Update 1/20: Lot 1555, the mustard yellow FJ40, sold today for an even more staggering $88,000, including buyer’s commission. Wow.

Update 1/17: The beige FJ40, lot 751, sold today for a staggering $59,400, including buyer’s commission.

Among the many cars well-known auction house, Barrett-Jackson, will offer at its Scottsdale sale this week, two restored Toyota FJ40s stand out, a 1981 model in classic, mustard yellow, and a 1978 model in beige. Both look like they’ve come straight from the factory.

For me, the mustard yellow version pushes all the right buttons. It is described as having a factory-correct, removable hardtop, a folding windscreen, rear jump seats, and a balanced and blueprinted 4.2-liter, inline-6 engine, with an H55 5-speed, manual transmission. The suspension is from Old Man Emu. The wheels are OEM, which, to me, always look better than aftermarket. The truck is said to have been fully restored in 2007/2008.

The beige truck is also said to have been restored with less than 100 miles on the clock since then. It also features the 4.2-liter, 2F engine, this time, however, mated to a 4-speed, manual transmission. Although it’s not explicitly stated, this one also appears to have a removable hardtop, folding windscreen, and rear jump seats. In addition, it’s said to include the optional rear heater. Both trucks appear to have factory roll bars.

The mustard yellow FJ40 is lot 1555 and will be auctioned on Sunday. The beige FJ40 is lot 751 and will be offered on Thursday. No estimates are given but a look into Barrett-Jackson’s auction results (search for “FJ-40”) reveals that restored FJ40s, in original trim, have sold in the high $20,000s.

More pictures after the jump.

Note: two other FJ40s with Chevy V8s will also be offered, lots 403 and 544.

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I spotted this 1986 Toyota 4Runner on Bring a Trailer today. While it’s not quite “time traveler” perfect —the seats show some stains — it does look to be in very nice shape with new tires, shocks, and more, according to the expired ebay auction.

This truck is one of the rare 22R-TE, factory turbo models and has an automatic transmission. It’s said to have about 144,000 miles.

I’m not sure if this truck is still available. The current Craigslist ad has been flagged for removable. There is a thread about the truck on T4R.org and the Bring a Trailer page lists the seller’s phone number in the comments, if you’re interested.

The vehicle is located just down the road in Guerneville, CA (West Sonoma County) and was last offered at $12k obo. It failed to meet reserve on ebay with a high bid of $7,379.

Link Trail: T4R.org > ebay > Bring a Trailer > Craiglist

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Here’s another nice, vintage 4×4 find: a 1969 Toyota FJ40 showing 52,000 miles on the odometer. The ad states that it’s equipped with its original 3.8l, F145, straight-six engine and an old-school, three-on-the-tree, manual transmission. Other nice, stated features include dual factory heaters and jump seats.

The ad states that this FJ40 was treated to a frame-off restoration in 2006 with minimal miles since then. The white-on-beige color scheme is classic-looking plus.

The truck is located in Colorado and is being offered by a dealer on ebay. Bidding currently stands at $14,600 with about 4 days left on the clock. There’s no “buy it now” button but the ad states they’ll sell it for $22,000.

More photos after the jump.

Update: The truck generated a high bid of $18,200 but the seller ended the auction early and cancelled all bids.

Link trail: Bring a Trailer > ebay > Photobucket

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Here’s a beautiful looking Toyota HJ45 pickup with an H diesel engine. Details in the ad are spare but the photos show a Warn winch, ARB front and rear locking diffs and a nice custom roll cage.

The seller is looking for offers in the $20k range.The truck is located in Texas.

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