1978 Toyota BJ 40

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Mileage 
    50 km / 32 mi
  • Car type 
    SUV
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Beige
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    4wd
  • Fuel type 
    Diesel

Description

The Production of the first generation of the Land Cruiser began in 1951 as Toyota's version of a Jeep-like vehicle. The Land Cruiser has been produced in convertible, hardtop, station wagon and cab chassis body styles. Its reliability and longevity have led to huge popularity, especially in Australia, where it is the best-selling body-on-frame, four-wheel drive vehicle. Toyota also extensively tests the Land Cruiser in the Australian outback – considered to be one of the toughest operating environments in both temperature and terrain. This Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 is a left hand car that is finished in the original color dune beige (416) with a black top, over a black interior. Power is from a 3.0 litre diesel, 4 cil inline, mated to a four-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. Equipment includes BF Goodrich AT-Terrain tyres. the truck is equipped with manually locking front hubs. Braking is handled by drums at all four corners.

A three-spoke steering wheel fronts a body-colored dash that contains a 160-km/h speedometer as well as ancillary gauges for oil pressure, fuel level, temperature, and amperage.
In 2020 - 2021 the car had a fully body-off restoration. Its current condition is nothing less than superb. Pictures show that where possible only new factory parts were used. During the restoration the frame and bodywork were sandblasted and powdercoate before receiving its wonderful spray finish.

No expense was spared during the restoration to bring this Land Cruiser back to its original condition. The sheet metal and paintwork is of a very high quality and the BJ is painted in the original 'Dune Beige (416)' factory color.
This restoration was done with great care and an eye for detail.

It goes without saying that a lot has been technically renewed on the car and original factory parts have been used. The entire project took more than 1,500 hours. An extensive report of this top restoration is available. The original Belgium registration papers are also present with the car.

The car has been restored by LRC in Belgium who are one of the best companies for a full restoration in the world for these types of vehicles. This is one of the finest examples of this extremely rare 4X4 vehicle revered worldwide as probably the best 4X4 ever made.

for more info contact : Bjorn (+32) 0498/16.77.48
E-mail : [email protected]