Most Awesome 4x4 Trucks Ever Made
Sold for $101,750 on January 17, 2014
135 hp, 4,230 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine,
five-speed manual transmission with low-range
and part-time AWD, semi-elliptic front and rear
springs with live axle, and hydraulic front disc
and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 90 in.
Toyota’s legendary off-roader
Desirable options, including a
Impressive, recent ground-up restoration,
with a new Toyota crate motor
1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
Toyota’s FJ40 Land Cruiser, which was
inspired and developed from the iconic Willys M38 Jeep that saw service
in World War II, has developed a devoted following of off-road
enthusiasts over the years for its competency when the going gets tough.
While it was aimed squarely at Land Rover in the 1960s, many found that
the Toyota was much more rugged and reliable than its British rival. As
such, they were quite popular with individuals who needed a bulletproof
vehicle to match their active lifestyle.
Finishing Touch in Fountain Hills, Arizona, was commissioned to perform a top-notch mechanical and cosmetic restoration on this 1977 FJ40. The car was fitted with a new Toyota crate motor with correct performance specifications and all of the factory emissions equipment for the 1977 model year. The body was stripped to bare metal, and the frame was powder-coated to ensure longevity. An OME suspension lift kit accommodates the 33x9.5 Goodrich tires, which have been mounted on the factory wheels. These desirable additions, along with a 21-gallon long-range auxiliary gas tank, demonstrate that this FJ40 is not just for show but that it can also handle serious off-road duty. The drivetrain was further upgraded with the installation of an H55F five-speed manual transmission from FJ specialist suppliers Man-A-Fre, of Simi Valley, California. After being repainted in its original color of Toyota Olive Green (653), the restoration was concluded in 2008, and it has been meticulously maintained since.
These totally restored FJ40's have become very collectible and prices continually go up for the best ones like this fine example.