1969 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Mileage 
    1 799 mi / 2 896 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    FJ4070492
  • Engine number 
    F254082
  • Lot number 
    55178
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    3
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Early example subject to comprehensive professional restoration in 2015/2016

- Capri Blue with grey seats

- Current MoT with no advisories to 21 January 2018

The origins of the long-running Land Cruiser series of 4x4s date back to 1941, when the Japanese authorities ordered Toyota to reverse engineer the Jeep. The first Land Cruiser was launched 10 years later. The name has become a byword for rugged dependability in parts of the world where even the ubiquitous Land Rover has been known to struggle. The now classic FJ40 model was in production from 1960 to 1984.

This RHD example was imported from Australia in 2015 and subjected to a comprehensive professional restoration in 2015/2016. The bodywork was restored by Sussex Coachworks whilst the engine and mechanics were entrusted to Imberhorne 4x4. We are advised that all panels were removed, shot blasted and resprayed in Capri Blue whilst the brakes, clutch, electrics, pistons, bearings, shock absorbers and cooling system were all renewed and the seats reupholstered. Used sparingly since completion, a shakedown journey to the Spa Classic was enjoyed with no issues. The vendor informs us the rear bench seat is not present, the odometer is missing a digit and the temperature sensor may need replacing. Otherwise he rates the bodywork as "excellent", the paintwork, engine and interior as "very good" and transmission as "good". Offered with current MoT with no advisories to 21 January 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)