1991 HZJ73 Land Cruiser
These 70 series Cruisers are fan favorites, and it really doesn't get much cooler than this 1991 HZJ73. Toyota's first long wheelbase two door Land Cruiser, this J73 is underpinned by a stout and sturdy 4.2 diesel, selectable 4WD, and front and rear lockers. Optioned in a one-off Eggshell White and sporting an optional Fiberglass top, rear-mounted spare and a slick set of refinished 80 series alloys, the exterior has a timeless aesthetic and shows well overall save for some light imperfections in the paintwork. Better yet, the 110k miles on the clock are verified and documented, and this diesel is just getting broken in. Perfect for a Cars & Coffee, weekend errand excursions, or the occasional trip to the trails, the Land Cruiser 70 is the neatest Japanese Classic truck on our lot!
The interior is utilitarian in design yet features enough power equipment and modern amenities to make daily driving a surprisingly easy feat. The cloth seats have resisted any serious wear and tear outside of some expected bolster wear and delamination, and they coddle occupants nicely when roaming uneven terrain. Even the dash has resisted any of the typical UV distortion and hairline cracking typically seen on these Cruisers, and a simple to use manual climate control unit gives the driver access to both Cold A/C and hot heat on a whim. While the adjacent audio powers on, no sound emits from the speakers thus you'll have to settle for the diesel's soundtrack. Adding an air of modernity to the cabin, both power windows work without a hitch and the rear glass can slide open if natural ventilation is a priority. The power locks and side mirrors even work like new! The rear bench can tumble forward if extra cargo space is needed, and while the hatch area has seen better days it's more than adequate for hauling pets or goodies from the hardware store as this truck was designed to do. The vinyl headliner has a couple nicks from day to day use and the pillars are a little dinged up, but overall, the interior is in good shape for being designed in the early 80's and works great for daily use here in the states!
This fun, lightweight 2 door is driven by a powerhouse diesel I-6, renowned for its reliability and sheer do-anything attitude. We refreshed the 24v system with two new batteries and she roars to life the first time, every time. A new thermostat was dropped in to ensure temps stay stable for the upcoming winter and a new fuel filter keeps any unwanted contaminants from entering your diesel. A new valve cover gasket was installed while we were in the engine bay, too. After a fresh oil and filter service this 70 was ready to hit the road and the 1HZ is just as impressive of a performer as it sounds. Shifts through the 5 speed manual box are smooth and easy to locate and power is sent directly to a selective 4x4 system. 4WD can be engaged rapidly, and front and rear differential lockers can be deployed if a more serious off-road excursion is in the cards. To comply with state safety regulations and also give the next owner a hassle-free experience, we rebuilt both front hubs with new bearings and seals. We also installed a new steering stabilizer, although we did want to point out a small leak emanating from the box. To shore up the driveline, one of our trained techs addressed fluid leaks at the transfercase output shaft and rear differential pinion. The suspension feels terrific for a big classic Ute, and it soaks up road imperfections with ease. We also replaced a tie rod at the front right to get the drivetrain up to compliance. 4 new Falkens were mounted on the 5 spoke factory alloys, and we threw it up on the rack for a fresh alignment to ensure you'll get the most out of the new rubber!
*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.