1992 Toyota Land Cruiser VX Limited 80
Available for: $20,495
Stock Number: 4865
The 80 series Land Cruisers set new standards for refinement and technology for the model line. This 1992 is finished in a one-off Mocha Metallic and is powered by a smooth, and torquey 4.2L turbodiesel. The body features an OEM skid plate along with tinted rain guards. Both the paint and body is in great shape other than some minor dings and scratches any 29-year-old vehicle will accumulate with normal use. Offered with a mere 135K verified miles, this recently serviced and legally imported rig looks tough, and more importantly has the stones to back it up!
Simply put, the cabin is massive. The tall ride height and massive amounts of front and side glass promote 360-degree visibility. Power equipment is all around including electric windows, locks, and power-folding mirrors. The driver even gets a tilt-adjustable wheel. As a VX Limited model, this one also includes two additional options that are highly desired. Our Land Cruiser features a working power sunroof and OEM CoolBox refrigerator and icebox center console. Both these items work as they should, and add a fair amount of value. Leather seat covers fit perfectly in an effort to prevent any major rips, stains, or tears to the seats underneath. They protect the stock two-tone Alcantara surface below and make cleaning up a snap. Rear seat heat can be accessed through the digital climate control system. It works as it should and heats up surprisingly quickly for a diesel. In the summer months, the privacy tint should help cut down on some heat from the sun as well. The carpets and headliner are in good shape as are the door cards, and all lack any major imperfections. That's not to say the cabin is perfect as the head unit is no longer powered, the dash has a few cracks, and many of the interior plastics have deteriorated. Still, this example is nicer than nearly every US model you'll see for sale and it was obviously cared for in Japan.
Mechanically, these HJD81 vehicles are about as beefy and well designed as they come. They are still simple compared to today's computerized SUVs, and parts are easy to find and inexpensive. Under the massive hood sits a 1HD-T six-cylinder, which cranks over into a smooth idle thanks to two new 12V batteries. This mill is nearly vibration-free, and when you jab the throttle, the whistle of the turbo is addictive. Power is fed through an automatic transmission, and the unit shifts as it should. The gearbox is mated to a full-time 4WD system. Lower gearing is available if you encounter some muck, but most people will likely never need to access it. The factory TEMS suspension is great for daily driving and when Overlanding, provides a sold drive for a lifted truck. Those who are used to this sort of setup are aware of the fact it does cause some float in the steering and massive offroad tires have a tendency to follow road grooves. The power steering is light and easy to manipulate though, and a new set of front brake pads gives this massive truck some serious stopping power. The five-spoke Lodio Drive wheels by Super Star complete the aesthetic. Wrapped in four new Falken all terrains they provide plenty of grip on loose surfaces and will last for years 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 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.