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Here’s a rare, and last minute, Spotted post. I just came across this ebay. It’s a 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 70-series, 2-door, diesel in LX trim.

The 70-series was, and is, a highly capable branch of the Land Cruiser family tree that was never imported into the US. It was so capable, in fact, that Scott Brady chose the 4-door 70-series for his Expeditions 7 around the world trip. The seller doesn’t state where this one started it’s life. Canada is my guess, given that the mileage is in kilometers but the steering is on the left.

The mileage is getting up there at about 272k kms (169k miles), and there is a bit of rust and the odd tear in the seat. But for someone interested in a rare, diesel, Land Cruiser, I imagine this would be quite a find.

The vehicle is listed on ebay in South Carolina with a current bid of only $8,700. If you’re interested, jump on it. There are only four hours left in the auction, which currently has 32 bids.

Update 2/13/2013: Bidding for this rare Land Cruiser topped out at $11,600.

Links: ebay . Wikipedia 70-series article . Expo Expedition 7 article

Scott Brady, founder Expedition Portal and publisher of the Overland Journal, headed out last month on a two-year trip he and his team are calling Expeditions 7, in which they’ll cover some of the most historically significant overland routes on each of the seven continents, including Antarctica. They recently arrived at the Arctic Ocean, on the first leg of their trip. Read the rest of this entry »

 Photo: Expedition Portal

Scott Brady, the founder of Expedition Portal and the publisher of Overland Journal, posted an excellent article on the Portal on outfitting a vehicle for overland travel. He covers the following:

  1. Safety Equipment
  2. Navigation
  3. Communication
  4. Tools and Spares
  5. Proper Recovery Points
  6. Recovery Equipment
  7. Loading and Lashing
  8. Light Truck All-Terrain Tires
  9. Suspension
  10. Bull Bar and Self Recovery

It’s a well thought out list. I recommend it, if you’ll be heading out into the back country. On the Expedition Portal forum other people chimed in with lists of their own. Forum member, coastsider, added a nice gear/camping/maintenance list.

Scott Brady, the publisher of Overland Journal, wrote an interesting piece on Expedition Portal a few weeks ago revealing that the 200-series Land Cruiser is now the worst selling SUV in America. He wrote that the Land Cruiser has gone from being one of the greatest off-road vehicles in the world to being a soft, round appliance that can no longer carry its weight on an expedition.

He advocates for Toyota bringing the more purposeful, outback-proven 70-series Land Cruiser to North America. I agree. The above video shows what we’re missing.

Can’t wait for Toyota to make up its mind? Neither could Scott. He imported one through Luxury Imports in Canada. Here’s the Expedition Portal article on their new (to them) 1991 78-series Land Cruiser Prado.