1992 Land Cruiser LX
We get to see our fair share of neat vintage Land Cruisers but this PZJ77 is something special. The old-school styling, spacious cabin, gutty diesel power plant, and determined 4WD make for a perfect combo. This 1992 is finished in a fresh coat of Bluish Gray Metallic (183). The body and paint are in good nick overall, and the 70 sports a beefy brush guard and a set of OEM rainguards. Fresh off a recent service, this manual gearbox-equipped Land Cruiser is offered with 137k verified and documented miles, and is turn-key ready to roll. For the off-road enthusiast or weekend adventurer, this Lovely LX would make for a reliable daily driver or capable dedicated trade rig that is a certified Japanese Classic.
The cabin is simple, sizable, and surprisingly well equipped. Although this model has DNA that dates back to the mid-1980 it was refreshed several times. A/C was added and it works in ours, as does the heat. The seats are also comfortable and in above-average condition. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and are comfy on long hauls. The headliner and carpets haven't suffered from any major abuse, and the door cards are in good shape and match the seat's upholstery. The Cruiser also has functional electric locks, windows, power mirrors, and a tilt-adjustable steering column to make daily use enjoyable. At some point in Japan, a Pioneer radio upgrade was dialed up and the headunit even has auxiliary and USB inputs. It's really hard to complain about the cabin, aside from three small holes in the dash from a JDM navigation unit that was self-tapped on top. Other than that it's obvious this car was cared for in a prior life and it shows! The old owner even threw in the original factory carpet mats which look great!
The key to success for the 70 series was its simple and sturdy underpinnings. The body on the frame platform is robust and is one of the main reasons why these have stood the test of time. This LC is powered by the SOHC 1PZ five-cylinder diesel. Fresh off an oil and filter service, she starts up with the twist of the key, aided by two new 12v batteries. The 3.5L idles quietly thanks to a set of freshly installed serpentine belts, and is connected to a five-speed manual transmission. While this five-seater won't be winning any drag races the manual makes good use of the power, and makes driving much more involved. The selective 4WD system can be engaged for low gearing, and the hubs can be electronically locked from the cabin if the weather outside isn't complying. The suspension can handle the rigors of daily use and abuse, and the long-wheelbase makes for predictable high-speed stability. The brakes are confident and the power steering is light, making parking a snap. The factory alloys are all wrapped in new 29" Falken all terrains which will last for tens of thousands of miles to come. We also replaced the spare with a matching tire too!
*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.