1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota 80 series Land Cruisers are among some of the most reliable vehicles any auto manufacturer has ever produced. This exceptionally well maintained 4.5l 1FZ-FE gas-powered example is no exception. The VX Limited trim is well-appointed and factory options are plentiful. The exterior features Toyota's Medium Gray Metallic (183) which is in great condition. The paint itself shows really well for its age and is free of any peeling or notable scuffs. The clear coat does have some scratches in it from routine wear over the years, but nothing out of the ordinary. Despite it's off-road, rugged roots, the body has been kept up with very well. All of the panels line up properly and doors close with that gratifying thud. An OEM optional front bull bar and skid plate sit up front, which is in great condition, and looks just tough enough without being over the top. An extra set of PIAA fog lights are mounted in the middle and really increase the wow factor of the front end along with its additional light output in poor weather. It even has the OEM optional rain visors which are a helpful feature to have on rainy days. The optional OEM sunroof functions properly to let in additional light and ventilation and does not leak. Rolling on four new all-terrain tires really drives home the look that this truck means business.
Inside the cabin, you'll find even more factory options, including an electronic center locking diff, a factory cool box/ice maker, power mirrors, dual-zone climate control (for rear passengers), factory altimeter, automatic climate control, and optional third-row seating just to name a few. The two-tone seats are trimmed in a suede-like material that feels luxurious and looks incredible. All of the seats are in very good condition, with the driver's seat having only minor wear from getting in and out over the years. The passenger and rear rows look awesome and are a comfortable place to spend a road trip. When you hop on up to the driver's seat, every control is easy to read and at hand. An adjustable steering column helps to makes oneself comfortable, and there 80 series Cruiser has copious amounts of leg and headroom. Since this Land Cruiser is equipped with third-row seating, the rear windows are vented and slide open so even the furthest passengers can get some fresh air. The expansive dash is both sun damage and crack free. The all-stock interior really does showcase that you don't have to sacrifice comfort for capability.
Underneath the massive hood is Toyota's tried and true 1FZ-FE 4.5 straight six. These naturally aspirated beasts are known for being bulletproof, and with 109K verified miles it's only just getting broken in. Since this was the same motor offered here in the US parts availability is a breeze, you could literally drive it into your local Toyota dealer for maintenance. The beefy straight-six provides usable power on the highway and more than enough torque to get you out of any off-road adventure you may encounter, even if it is just a run to the market during the first snowstorm of the year. The automatic transmission shifts well, albeit with little urgency. These are massive cruisers after all, not sports coupes. The rugged 4x4 system is eager to perform, making this hauler just as capable of running around town, as it is fording a river. This one is a K295 truck which means it's fitted with the front and rear LSD with an electronic center diff. Having been so well maintained by the previous owner this SUV only needed a routine oil change along with the five brand new all terrains for it's Virginia State Safety Inspection. With their supreme comfort, incredible versatility, and bulletproof reliability the Land Cruiser really does live up to it's name. This legendary classic is ready to drive home today.
*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.