1992 Land Cruiser Diesel 4×4
The Toyota Land Cruiser represents all of the best attributes of the modern sports utility vehicle. The 80 series brought a long list of fresh upgrades, including new sheet metal, an unstoppable turbo diesel power plant, and a more spacious and luxurious interior. This 1992 model, has plenty of room for the family, and a 4WD system capable enough to transport them over most treacherous off road terrain. Color changed to a Jet Black, the exterior of the vehicle is in average shape for a vehicle 25 years of age. And although the body has a few blemishes and waves that can be seen from the glossy respray, the bones of this platform are great, and it drives incredibly well for a body on frame SUV. This Land Cruiser isn't the type of truck that you would enter in the Concourse D'Elegance at Pebble Beach, but it looks fantastic from twenty feet away, and you don't have to sweat parking this car in a full Costco parking lot, or taking it down a muddy trail. Imposing, with its large rolling stock and off road front bumper, Toyota built these things to be used, and this car is as stoutly built as anything the brand ever produced.
Upon hoisting oneself into the massive cabin, assisted by some helpful OEM running boards, it is immediately clear that the driver has supreme command of the road. The ride height allows for plenty of visibility at all angles, and the view from the drivers seat allows for is unobstructed. Shoulder room is massive, and a large center console includes room for both passengers to rest their elbows comfortably, while the drink cooler beneath chills their libations. Overall the interior has held up well, and besides surface scratches on the plastic interior panels and two light dash cracks, it will make for a pleasant travel experience. The seats, which provide great lumbar support up front, are in good shape. Both buckets and rear bench have lost a small amount of texturing, but its largely nitpicking.The suede two tone color combo and thick gray carpets are durable, but do have some surface staining. The color hides it well, but it should be noted. A sunroof is equipped, and lets in additional sun rays and ventilation if preferred. Switch gear for the auto windows and climate control system function, and additional controls for the driver controlled center differential are close as well.
We always save the best for last, so the rundown of the mechanical are as follows: The torque churned out by this 4163cc turbo diesel is never ending. The forbidden fruit, Toyota's turbo diesel 1HD-T powerplant is legendary, and only just getting warmed up at 115K original miles. Paired with a smooth shifting automatic transmission, and selective low range transfer case, the VX limited is unstoppable. A new battery helps the large six cylinder turn over, and can surely be relied upon for the next four years. New serpentine belts have been fitted, and a new intake air filter work to ensure that premium diesel fuel economy can be delivered. The familiar diesel clatter can be heard above the sound insulation but isn't overpowering. The straight six idles with little vibration and happily hustles this behemoth up to freeway speeds. The suspension loafs over every last road imperfection, and the ride height has been increased from some oversize MasterCraft rubber. These new tires have been mounted and balanced by one of our trained technicians, and paired with a fresh oil and filter service. The alloy wheels have been powder coated and refinished in a slate gray metallic for a bit of curb appeal.
Fully maintained, and ready to roll, this Classic JDM SUV is turn key ready. This classic Toyota has the most desirable drive train, and aggressive look that will ensure this truck doesn't fade into the woodwork.
*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.