1990 Toyota Land Cruiser J70

Sold: $14,495

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Stock Number: 4461

Two-door Land Cruisers are a sight to behold. Noted for its iconic styling, rugged diesel powerplant, and a go-anywhere 4WD system the J70 is highly collectible. This 1990 has been refinished in Obsidian Black and is offered with only 125K verified miles. Featuring an electronic winch, 5-speed manual transmission, and a bevy of power options you might not expect from a car with a lineage dating back to the 1970s. Legally imported and up to date on maintenance, this Cruiser would be a wonderful daily driver or weekend offroad rig!

The cockpit of the J70 is surprisingly roomy and has a number of power options no one expects. The skinny pillars, upright windshield, and tall ride height make for top-notch visibility and a commanding view of the road. The dash, done in a gray hue, is in good shape and lacking any major damage. The headroom is incredible in both rows, and the rear occupants don't feel as cramped as you might think. A brand new Nardi leather-wrapped wheel sits atop the adjustable column and the driver benefits from power windows, locks, and mirrors. The seats, which are trimmed in a gray cloth, are soft to the touch and provide enough bolstering for comfortable daily driving. The driver's side does have some accelerated bolster wear, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a truck of this age. The door cards and headliner are in good nick and an Addzest head unit replaces the OEM one, piping tunes through the cockpit. A/C is included in this 70, and the heat does its job as well. If you prefer more natural ventilation, the OEM rain guards reduce the sound buffeting from the windows being rolled down all the way and provide a nice breeze. The split barn doors are the back hinged on the outside edges and allow for some pretty wide cargo to be loaded.

Over the several decade production runs, Toyota sourced several powerplants to fit below the bonnet. This engine, the 1PZ, is a naturally aspirated straight-five. Lacking a turbocharger, and all the heat and complication that comes with it, you'd expect this rig to be a bit anemic. This couldn't be further from the case and the combination of the lightweight platform (for a truck) and the manual transmission seems to make the most of the power. At three and a half liters, fuel economy is decent and the ute can get up to highway speeds with ease. A fresh oil and filter service ensures that the little diesel is happy for another 3,000 miles and stays properly lubricated. A selective transfer case can be utilized for low gearing if the running gets tough and a HUB-lock feature can be locked in via a dash control. The suspension isn't the most refined, however, with aggressive approach angles and DOT approved rubber, it feels just as happy on the tarmac as it does loose surfaces. The five spoke alloys are all wrapped in new all-season rubber, and provide premium grip regardless of the weather conditions.

*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint 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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