1992 Land Cruiser 80 4.5L


While oftentimes having the capability of a 4x4 truck is useful, the rough ride and lack of amenities can be a drawback. Why not have it all? This 1992 Land Cruiser is stylish, capable, and inexpensive to service and maintain. Finished in a new coat of Moss Green (GMS) this attractive 80 Series is a head-turning ute, and is set off by a set of refinished factory alloys, OEM rainguards, and rare factory electric front winch. Aside from some light imperfections the body and paint are in good shape and this 119k verified and documented mile rig is fresh off a recent service. Boasting a plush and spacious cabin, this refined and reliable Cruiser is turn-key ready to roll, and would make for an ideal daily driver, winter workhorse, or family hauler.  No matter which way you spin it, the 80 series Toyota Land Cruiser is a flagship Japanese Classic that only gets better with age.

The cabin is about as cavernous as anything we import and there are plenty of amenities within. The driver has a clear view of the road ahead and the dash lacks any cracking or fading. To get comfortable behind the wheel, the pilot has electric adjustable lumbar support and an adjustable steering column. Functional cruise control, electric windows, locks, and power-folding side mirrors all make daily use more enjoyable and work like a charm. If you want to cool down, the automatic dual-zone climate control is close by and the air conditioning works as it should. For more natural ventilation, a power sunroof atop the roof can be retracted at a moment's notice. The OEM audio was ditched in Japan for a more modern Addzest unit. It works as advertised and livens up the cabin with some tunes to help pass the time. The seats are in good shape overall and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. They are comfortable over long distances, and the middle row can be folded forward for extra cargo capacity. Adventurous types will like this example with its integrated rear modular sleeping surface and integrated propane burner. Other than the nonfunctional "CoolBox" center console, its really hard to complain about this one. Even the OEM owners manuals and maintenance booklets are included with the purchase of this Cruiser.

While the cabin sports a few upgrades not seen on US models, under the hood is a different story. For those who may be concerned about parts availability and ease of service, this truck is powered by the same 4.5L gasoline powerplant as our US spec Cruisers. The buttery smooth 1FZ-FE is fresh off an oil and filter service and whirrs to life care of a new 12v battery we installed here in our shop. To keep the drivetrain running tip-top one of our trained technicians resealed the transmission pan, installed a fuel filter, and replaced the water pump. We also fixed a minor oil leak from the distributor. The result is a Toyota that drives impressively well, whether its gobbling up interstate miles or plodding around town. The low-vibration six-cylinder engine and automatic gearbox are a good match, and are both known to be nearly bulletproof. The suspension provides tons of ground clearance and handles large and small road imperfections with confidence. The brakes are capable and the power steering is light and easy to articulate for convenient parking. Lastly, new tires were installed at all four corners. The meaty rubber not only looks intimidating but most importantly, will last 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

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