1992 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80
Pending Sale: $16,495
Stock Number: 4425
The Land Cruiser is a household name for four-wheel-drive enthusiasts, largely due to its thundering track record spanning seven decades. This 80 series generation was sold widely in the states, and there is a wealth of parts and service options due to this. Adorned with a brush guard, running boards, OEM rain guards, and oversized rolling stock, this imposing 'ute is tough to ignore. Finished in a custom Brilliant Black Metallic, the body is in good shape other than a few minor scuffs, dings, and chips associated with normal use. While originally leaving the factory in Dark Green Pearl (6M1) the color swap was well done as all of the jambs were painted, you literally wouldn’t know unless you were to check the VIN tag. This VX limited includes tons of creature comforts and classy upgrades, that you'd expect in a much more modern vehicle. For those who wish to travel in style, on or off the beaten path, this FZJ80 is an ideal Japanese Classic SUV.
The cabin in this 80 is sizable and well-appointed. The VX Limited trucks came with tons of power equipment as standard and even a CoolBox ice machine and refrigerator center console. Locks, windows, and mirrors are powered electrically like modern vehicles. The dash is in good shape and devoid of any major imperfections such as cracks or discoloration. At the top of the windshield, a compass and altimeter add to the off-road aesthetic. The automatic climate control has large easy to read buttons and works as it should. The Alcantara seats have been covered with custom-fit leather covers and look great. Although the third row is missing, the second-row bench is sizable, fitting three, and is comfortable on long cruises. An upgraded Sanyo head unit pumps tunes around the cabin and has much more functionality than the OEM unit. A steering wheel-mounted cruise control system was uncommon at the time, but clutch when on long hauls. The carpets, headliner, and door cards are in good shape, and a tilting and retracting sunroof adds some much needed natural light and ventilation for those inside. Of course, that's not to say the truck is perfect seeing as it is 28 years old at the end of the day. The glove box handle needs to be fixed and the odometer isn't operational. The OEM carpet mats, owners manuals, and spare key are all included as well.
The underpinnings of this 80 series are sturdy and overengineered. The silky-smooth inline-six fires up and settles into a near vibration-free idle with the turn of a key thanks to a fresh 12v battery. Known for its refinement, and also touted for its durability and low cost of ownership, the 1FZ-FE has tons of life left in it. The odometer reads 13K miles, however, we were unable to verify them prior to leaving Japan. Benefitting from a fresh semi-synthetic oil and filter service, it doesn't require any scheduled maintenance for another three-thousand miles. The automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels via a selective transfer case. The steering is nicely weighted and the brakes are direct. Utilizing the K295 option for front and rear limited-slip differentials and an electronically locking center differential makes traipsing through the snow and gravel much less difficult. The TEMS adjustable suspension adds the option to make the ride slightly more firm or soft if you wish. The MKW alloys also feature new Falken Rubitrek rubber, for the best possible traction on and off-road.
*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.