1992 Land Cruiser Triple Locked

Stock #5768

From Africa to the Middle East, and America to Japan, the Land Cruiser J80 can be found still plodding around happily. Toyota built this platform to be tough as nails out in the bush, while coddling those within its spacious cabin from the rough and tumble outside environment. This 1992 VX Limited model is a special rig, its one-off Granite Black set off by a 3" lift, a sleek set of 16" Mickey Thompson alloys, aggressive rubber, OEM rainguards, and subtle privacy tint. Fresh off a recent service, off-road die-hards will love the fact that this triple-locked example is offered with only a mere 100k verified and documented miles. Safe, reliable, and capable, these wonderful trucks are killer family haulers, weekend adventure cruisers, and daily drivers.

The cabin is about as large as anything we retail at this point with loads of room for people and cargo. The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding as the driver sits far above traffic. While there is dash damage which has been obscured by a Shevron dash mat, the cabin is in remarkably good shape otherwise. The seats are trimmed in a soft and classy grey suede. Although some of the seats show signs of age-related pilling, they lack any major imperfections such as rips, stains, or tears, and are comfortable on longer jaunts. The driver's seat even has adjustable lumbar support which pairs nicely with the adjustable steering column. A simple-to-use automatic climate control system is mounted in the center stack ready to deliver cold A/C and piping hot heat on demand. To the left, a simple OEM audio system nestles snugly into the dash, and the radio works. The clunky factory steering wheel has been ditched in favor of a sleek wood grain unit. The Land Cruiser marque is commonly associated with luxury amenities, and in 1992, power windows and locks were standard and work as they should. We must note the power windows can be a bit noisy during operation, and that the drivers side exterior mirror is only manually adjustable but they get the job done. There's even a power moonroof that works without hesitation, and a factory field monitor perfect for aspiring overlanders. By far the coolest OEM feature is the cool box, which even features a fully functional ice maker! Rear seating is versatile, with a middle bench that folds forward to maximize this 80's cargo space. Third row mounting points are included for those looking to add to the family, although the rear bench was removed to make for some extra trunk space. The door cards and headliner are even in good nick, and aside from some expected age-related wear on the interior plastics there's not much to complain about inside.

Under the bonnet, the 1FZ-FE remains the same durable, easy to service power plant offered in our stateside cruisers. Fresh off a recent service, this one has been given the green light by our trained technicians for the road ahead. A new 12v battery aids ignition, and helps this 6 cylinder crank over swiftly every time. The idle is a bit more pronounced through the aftermarket catback exhaust without being too over the top. A fresh air filter was installed to keep her breathing clear, and a new fuel filter ensures your 93 octane won't fall victim to unwanted contaminants. Lubrication is important on such a hefty mill, and we've replaced the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, and transmission pan gasket to ensure you won't lose a drop! Acceleration is sufficient, and this one has no problem getting up to highway speeds, although this lifted brute feels most comfortable putting around town. New plugs and wires across the board eliminate any unwanted stumbles. The transmission shifts smoothly as well, and a selective transfer case is at the ready, with low gearing easily selectable should you become mired in the muck. Of course, triple locking differentials don't hurt in extreme scenarios, as this high-value option makes this truck nearly unstoppable off the beaten path. A fresh rebuild of both front hubs shores up the drivetrain a bit, alongside a replacement of the fluids in the transfer case and rear diff. The lifted suspension definitely makes itself known while driving, but it's still plenty compliant over large and small road imperfections. The brakes bring this cruiser to a screeching halt if needed, and the power is still light and on point like you'd expect. To polish off this 80 Series' menacing looks, we've wrapped all four corners in fresh Falken A/T rubber, sure to deliver plenty of grip 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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