1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40


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The reimagining of the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser

Todd Snyder's personal custom FJ43

Porsche-inspired Slate Grey paint color

Complete frame-off restoration with modern upgrades throughout

4.5-liter 1FZE-FE Toyota inline 6 engine, Toyota automatic transmission

Exclusive leather interior by Redwing, air conditioning, custom sound system, digital instrumentation

Upgraded and restored for an unparalleled driving experience

Experiencing The FJ Company's celebration of the Toyota FJ Land Cruiser is a rewarding whirlwind of emotions. From the outside to the untrained eye it looks like a normal classic Land Cruiser, with its big wheel arches, iconic front grille, and peering through the windows you'll see a pair of jump seats ready to accommodate some extra passengers. Their appearance would make you believe that it was stock, that everything was designed by the factory originally and that this is very well how it could have been delivered if Toyota still made these Land Cruisers today. This is due entirely to the passionate and clever minds at The FJ Company, incorporating and designing upgrades and tasteful modifications that stay true to the original spirit of the Land Cruiser. Every new build from The FJ Company comes with upgraded performance, OE new parts, all with the original charm and reliability of a factory original Toyota Land Cruiser.

A custom Land Cruiser from The FJ Company benefits from modern-era technology that creates a fantastic driving experience while retaining the vintage-era look and feel, a perfect combination of performance, style and handling. The FJ Company has spent years and countless hours developing an industry-leading laundry list of upgrades that work seamlessly with one another, feeling undeniably factory-like but with the added benefit of modern features and reliability.

Todd Snyder, an American fashion designer, approached The FJ Company in late 2016 after being impressed with their vehicles and their design philosophy, and wanted to partner together. This particular FJ43 Todd Snyder edition by The FJ Company is the prototype, promotional vehicle, and personal FJ43 of Todd Snyder. This partnership created a special line of The FJ Company G43 vehicles, aptly named the Todd Snyder Editions. These unique vehicles sport exclusive trim specific to these vehicles which include unique exterior colors, special leather interiors by Redwing, and a few other touches throughout that carry a significant streak of Todd Snyder's fantastic design sense.

The entire body and chassis of an original FJ43 is sourced and completely disassembled down to its last nut and bolt. A proprietary blend of engineering and craftsmanship has them modify chassis to accept their new and upgraded componentry. Todd Snyder's personal vehicle features a number of unique features and touches that are not present on current vehicles. A fully rebuilt 1FZ-FE inline-six engine producing a stout 240 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque was employed, and the very last new-old-stock Toyota automatic transmission ensures an effortless and smooth driving experience. This custom Land Cruiser uses The FJ Company's upgraded power steering rack, its restored original brake system and suspension, a stainless-steel exhaust system, LED lighting, air conditioning, and other updates that make driving it an absolute pleasure.

Experienced metal craftsmen replaced a majority of the original body with new sheet metal, while the other original parts are thoroughly worked to present a fantastic level of refinement throughout. The FJ Company even goes as far as having created new metal die presses in order to reproduce accurate and high-quality panels. Each vehicle is constructed in house, painted and assembled under one roof and fully documented from the beginning to end, allowing you to follow the build process of your special vehicle.

The interior is modern retro, and long gone is the notion that being a classic you have to not be in comfort. Modern amenities such as A/C and heating systems are added, a custom sound system, a custom Redwing leather interior that is bespoke to Todd Snyder edition vehicles, a digital instrument cluster, and other items that allow drivers and passengers to relax and feel like they are driving a unique piece of machinery that can take them comfortably anywhere in style.

This Todd Snyder edition features the longer wheelbase of an FJ43, making for a smoother and more enjoyable driving experience. It is painted in a special Slate Grey finish reserved only for Todd Snyder edition vehicles, not offered in normal production. Lead times for a new build is approximately 12 months, making this no-wait opportunity a rare chance to enjoy one before everyone else.

A custom Land Cruiser from The FJ Company redefines what it means to be a classic with modern underpinnings. Being the prototype for the future G43 Todd Snyder editions, this FJ43 is restored and upgraded throughout in all the right places that you want it to be. Modern drivetrains, modern amenities and best of all, a driving experience that is enjoyable, comfortable, infinitely cool, and usable anytime, all the time. As the exclusive California dealer for The FJ Company, Canepa is proud to offer this excellent custom FJ43 for sale, available now.