1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series

Sold: $19,995

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Stock Number: 4095

Toyotas SUVs have a long track record of going anywhere, and hardly breaking down. Luxury was never a part of the equation but, this 1993 has tons of creature comforts for those who are looking to choose the road less traveled. Finished in Toyota White (045) this slab-sided truck pops; the body is straight and has been taken care of well other than the normal dings and chips associated with normal use. Offered with only 93K verified miles, the 4.5L gasoline 4x4 is up to date on service, and ready to tackle any terrain put in front of it.

The interior is purposeful but filled with more upscale materials than the competitors down the street at Mitsubishi. For instance, the gray seats, trimmed with a tri-color pattern are still soft to the touch and bolstered well. With plenty of shoulder and legroom, the front portion of the cabin is incredibly roomy. Visibility is great due to the ride height, sporting large exterior mirrors, and skinny a-pillars. The driver benefits from automatic climate control, with separate buttons for rear occupants. The rear bench has seating for three additional adventurers and is in nice condition. Both rows lack any major tears, rips, or stains of note. The head unit was removed from the bezel at some point in Japan, but that's okay because the 4.5L six sings a great tune. Additionally, a sunroof is equipped and works to better ventilate the cabin, and add some natural light. The headliner, door cards, and carpets have little issues if any, as the old owners obviously cared for this truck. Power mirrors, windows, and locks are also standard equipment, making ownership more convenient.

Toyota's rigorous engineering and testing processes were in full force in the early '90s. The results from decades of refinements are clear in this model, and many examples have crested over half a million miles with this motor. The 1FZ-FE gasoline six was chosen for its smoothness and torque. This was the speed engine for US vehicles, which also makes finding parts super easy. Startup is as simple as twisting the key, and the engine sparks to life and sets into a constant idle. Inside the cabin, the sound deading does a good job of tuning out the thrum of an upgraded Elford exhaust. With a baritone bark, the big SUV happily accelerates up to highway speeds. The transmission shifts smoothly, and the suspension does a great job of sorting the bumps. Grip comes from five new 33" Wilderness tires, mounted on gray five-spoke alloys. Lastly, the brakes stop this massive Cruiser down to a stop confidently and complete the rundown of the mechanicals.

The Land Cruiser represents one of the best Toyota built SUV designs of all time. Its capable dimensions, durable driveline, and sumptuous interior make this an instant, Japanese Classic.

*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.

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