1988 Land Cruiser BJ70

Available for: $27,995


Two-door Land Cruiser's are iconic enough, but it's rare we see one this special! This 1988 diesel includes some incredible equipment to match its tough-guy aesthetics. Finished in a fresh coat of Toyota's fanciful Cement (1H5) the body and paint are in fine nick aside from some minor blemishes. Accented by refinished factory alloy wheels, and diamond plate side steps this LX turns plenty of heads! Offered with a mere 85k verified and documented miles, this turn-key rig is fresh off a recent service. These unique trucks are getting hard to find and are only appreciating in value. As a weekend trail ride, daily driver, or Moab menace this BJ70 can do it all! Reliable and determined this lovable SUV won't last long and is a certified Japanese Classic and an off-roading all-star.

The cabin offers plenty of headroom and some subtle upgrades and power equipment. The neutral gray interior color palette complements the wood grain Nardi steering wheel. The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding and all the controls are at hand. The dashboard lacks any cracks which is not seen very commonly in these 70s. Unlike some of these Cruisers, this one benefits from OEM A/C that we just recharged and electric locks, mirrors, and windows. They all function as advertised other than the locks, which are aftermarket, and only work within the cabin. We also wanted to note a small cut in the headliner, and that the OEM headunit doesn't work, but that's all a bit of nitpicking. The gray cloth upholstery, on the seats and door cards, are in above-average condition. They lack any major rips stains or tears and are durable. The carpets have withstood major abuse too, and it's clear this car was cared for in a prior life. It even has the original owners' manuals on hand. 

Powered by a simple but effective 3.4L diesel four-banger this example is fresh off a recent oil and filter service. The 3B benefits from a new engine air filter and starts up promptly thanks to two new 12v batteries. It idles confidently and is connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. The transmission maximizes the 90 or so ponies much better than an automatic, and this Cruiser can drive on the highway for sustained periods of time. No grinding or hitches are noted when rowing through the gears and the driver feels a level of control absent from slushbox-equipped 70s. The selective transfer case has low gearing available should you plan to go off the beaten path and the factory PTO can be engaged for when the jeep behind you gets stuck. Yes, folks it even has the OEM winch still attached! The power steering is helpful while driving in the city and the brakes confidently stop this little Land Cruiser down with ease. One of our trained techs installed some new Rancho shocks on the rear to improve the ride and it now hustles down the tarmac comfortably, for a glorified tractor. The tires, including the spare, were all replaced with 31" Falken all-terrains. These new tires will add plenty of all-weather grip for thousands of miles to come and match the imposing styling of the 70!

*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.

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