1991 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ80
The Land Cruiser 80 Series vehicles are among the most reliable and capable vehicles Toyota has ever produced. These trucks became a legend with their imposing dimensions, iconic styling, and the do-it-all practicality. Our latest arrival is this 1991, equipped with a gasoline 4.0L engine, that appears to have been exceptionally well cared for. Unlike many of the recent Land Cruiser's we have, this one comes in all stock form which really says something. Even without massive tires and a lift these trucks command your attention. Especially with the giant factory brush guard and it's large white running lights. For those poor weather days proper yellow fogs reside inside the stock headlight housing. The exterior is finished in Toyota Darkish Blue Grey (183) which is arguably the best color they were offered in. The paint itself shows really well for it's age and is free of any peeling or notable scuffs. The clear coat does have some scratches in it from routine wear over the years, but nothing out of the ordinary. Despite it's off road, rugged roots, the body has been kept up with very well. All of the panels line up properly and doors close with that gratifying thud. Even the factory optional aluminum running boards are also in good shape. The hard to find (in one piece) OEM rain visors on all 4 windows and the sunroof make for a great vent when the weather turns drab. On those nice days though you do have full power windows front and rear, the large sunroof, and even sliding 3rd row windows.
Much like the body, the interior tells the same story. The two tone gray and black really plays up well against the darker exterior. The textured cloth is both durable and surprisingly supple making it a great place for those longer road trips. The driver's seat is in great condition, free of the common bolster wear we see on many vehicles this age. There is however one small separation along the outer seam about 1" long that could easily be fixed up by an upholstery shop down the line. Otherwise all three rows have held up great and have been kept pretty much stain or damage free. The door cards and carpeting are in the same condition and the dash has been kept from any cracking or sun damage. Then again with only 64K verified miles the overall condition doesn't come as too much of a shock. While known for their off road prowess, the day to day comforts are what most of us will be utilizing. These came fitted with all of the luxury amenities of the day, one touch driver's side window, fully retractable rear windows, power folding mirrors, automatic climate control, it even has a manually controlled antenna so you don't snap it off on a tree branch when you're out in the woods. Since this is a 3rd row equipped model they even thought about those passengers stuck way in the back. A separate control for A/C and heat is located for the driver to make sure they're kept comfortable as well. In true Toyota fashion everything is operating as it should, even the sunroof which is a harder to find option over in Japan.
Underneath the massive hood is Toyota's tried and true 3F-E 4.0 straight six. These naturally aspirated beasts are known for being bulletproof, and with mileage this low it's only just getting broken in. The great thing about this motor is that they were offered in the USDM Cruiser's as well meaning that parts availability won't be an issue. You could literally take this to your local Toyota dealer to be serviced if you so choose. The automatic transmission shifts well, albeit with little urgency. These are massive cruisers after all, not sports coupes. The rugged 4x4 system is eager to perform, making this hauler just as capable running to Costco in the snow, as it is fording a river. This one is a K295 truck which means it's fitted with the front and rear LSD with an electronic center diff. Having been so well maintained by the previous owner this SUV only required a fresh oil service, a new battery, and a replacement set of belts to get rid of that annoying startup squeal. Now we have this thing ready to tackle whatever you can throw at it, even if it is just running back and forth to work.
*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.