1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1982
  • Mileage 
    137 864 mi / 221 871 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    FJ40-354231
  • Engine number 
    Not Known
  • Lot number 
    42
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Current ownership since 1983 and 137,864 Km c.86,000 miles from new

- Subject to a recent bodywork restoration and mechanical overhaul

- Desirable late example and well-travelled previously residing in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

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. With the experience of several military trucks behind it, the company then launched the first Land Cruiser 10 years later. The name has subsequently 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, and the lefthand drive version now offered is a two-door Hardtop powered by the later 2F 4.2-litre six-cylinder petrol engine driving through a four-speed manual gearbox. It was acquired by the vendor in Saudi Arabia in 1983 and then domiciled in the UK from 1985 to 1989 before a year spell in Bahrain. On return to England in 1990 it was initially garaged in the South before moving to Morpeth in 1996, where it has remained in storage until now.

In recent times 'EPT 549X' has been the subject of considerable mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment, during which: the engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, steering and exhaust all received attention; the body was repainted in its original shade of Beige; and many new parts installed as required. The vendor now grades the paintwork as 'excellent'; the bodywork, 'original time-warp' interior, transmission and engine as 'very good'; and the electrical equipment as 'good'. This sought after and rare LX model with its original LX interior comes with factory power steering and rides on new White, eight-spoke steel wheels shod with equally fresh Falken Landair tyres. The specification includes a sunroof and the rare option of Fairey overdrive and free-wheel hubs. This impressively-presented Toyota is now offered complete with comprehensive file detailing its 35 year history by way of maintenance invoices, global shipping documents and photographs of the vehicle in various exotic locations. The mileage currently stands at 137,864 kilometres and a large collection of spares are also available by separate negosation.