1992 FZJ80 Land Cruiser
Toyota's 80 Series is a tough and capable rig, blending all the elements of the brand's legendary SUV lineup into one go-anywhere, do-anything package. With prices of USDM models skyrocketing, these right-drive Cruisers are proving to be an excellent buy, especially when optioned with the durable and easy-to-service gas inline six! This 1992 FZJ80 is a head-turning unit, finished in an eye-catching one-off Smoke Grey Metallic. The color steals the show on the exterior, but OEM rainguards and a meaty 16" wheel/tire package do a lot to toughen up this one's looks even more. Aside from a few age-related dings, scuffs, and nicks in the paint, this 101k verified/documented mile hauler is barely broken in, and a recent service by our trained technicians ensures that you'll be ready for on and off-road adventures at the twist of a key. Spacious, refined, and viciously capable, this 80 series is an undisputed Japanese Classic now and forever!
The interior is clean, hospitable, and one of the nicer examples we've seen in recent memory. The OEM cloth upholstery is trimmed in a durable striped cloth that shows well overall, save for some driver's bolster wear and a few light stains here and there. The dash is clean and free of any unwanted cracks, major peeling, or UV damage. Custom JVC audio modernizes the cabin a bit, and sounds fantastic when paired with Bluetooth functionality. Adjacent to the radio is a fully functioning automatic climate control unit, with freshly charged A/C, and toasty hot heat available at the push of a button! Even the damage-prone factory steering wheel has been refreshed, care of a sleek OE style woodgrain unit. At this point, the Land Cruiser nameplate is synonymous with utility, and this rig is equipped with all the power amenities needed to make daily driving or long road trips a cakewalk! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, and even a power moonroof all function as advertised and make daily driving that much easier. The rear bench can pile in a full squad of five, and also folds fully forward should you choose to fly solo and prioritize cargo space. All in all, for a cabin that's over 25 years young, there's no major gripes to be had with the condition aside from some wear on the headrests and we even retained the factory carpeted floor mats and owner's manual to further protect your investment!
Under the hood sits Toyota's dependable petrol-powered 1FZ-FE. Enthusiasts will instantly recognize this 4.5L motor as the same standard equipment in the USDM 80 Series, which makes servicing and parts acquisition a walk in the park! The motor springs to life, care of a new 12V battery, and purrs confidently at idle. For a bit of a tune-up, we've replaced the engine air filter, performed an oil and filter service, and installed a new valve cover gasket and half moon seals to keep this one sealed up against any unwanted leaks of lubricant. Paired to a smooth-shifting automatic transmission, this FZ climbs to highway speeds without hesitation and has all the makings of a great daily commuter. The selectable transfercase offers both high and low gears for when this 80 Series inevitably tackles some tough terrain. A center locker can be engaged if you become entrenched in less-than-ideal conditions, and we've rebuilt both front hubs to ensure good operation of the 4WD. The lifted suspension is firm yet compliant and rides smoothly and confidently over bumps. The brakes bite hard when called upon and the steering is light and easy to articulate to boot. We've even performed a fresh alignment and mounted and balanced 4 new Falken tires which significantly quiet down any serious road noise and more importantly will keep this all-terrain athlete powering on for tens of thousands of miles to come!
*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.