1993 Toyota Land Cruiser VX
The Land Cruiser 80 Series vehicles are among the most reliable and capable vehicles Toyota has ever produced. These trucks became a legend with their imposing dimensions, iconic styling, and the do-it-all practicality. Our latest arrival is this 1993, equipped with a gasoline 4.5L engine, that has been exceptionally well cared for. The Toyota Dark Green Pearl (6M1) paint is in good shape, save for a few routine door dings, the body is very straight and everything closes up nice and tightly.
As great as the exterior looks, the interior is just as good. Both front and rear seats have held up particularly well, and are finished in a blue and gray two tone suede. This color combo does a great job of preventing any staining from showing through from things like dirty feet getting in and out. A nice surprise greets anyone who opens the tailgate, as this Land Cruiser does have the third row option. Rear climate is actually included to keep the rear passengers comfortable. The carpets are in good shape overall, and only have a few small areas of discoloration. Traditionally door panels are prone to excessive wear and tear from opening and closing, other areas like dashes are prone to sun damage. We're pleased to say that this one has made it through it's stint in Japan without falling victim to any of that. While known more for their off road abilities, the interior is shockingly well appointed. All of the electronic goodies are here; power windows, mirrors, cruise control, power seats, and automatic climate control. The sunroof is operating properly and helps to let in ample lighting. A leather wrapped three spoke Nardi wheel replaces the clunky original one and helps step up the look of the interior. The upgraded head unit produced by Xtrons adds USB and auxiliary pumps in the tunes, and a set of upgraded Carrozeria speakers fill up the interior, back to the third row. If roof access is your thing, this 80 also has a beefy aluminum accessory roof box, with a ladder and shovel.
The real gem is hidden under the massive hood, the stalwart 1FZ-FE . This inline six is know for its durability and low cost of ownership. As this motor was the largest powerplant offered and were used here stateside, thus there is an abundance of maintenance items readily available. With only 137K miles, the massive straight 6 in this thing is just getting broken in. It is notable that this inline engine has virtually no vibration transmitted. The automatic transmission shifts well, albeit with little urgency. The rugged 4x4 system is eager to perform, making this hauler just as capable making a run to Costco in the snow, as it is fording a river. This one is a K295 truck which means it's fitted with the front and rear LSD. Oversize fogs are the press of a button away, making night time driving a touch more safe. Mechanically the engine bay and undercarriage are impressively clean making this truck really the best of both worlds. The straight six has been left largely all stock, sans a custom muffler. To anyone familiar with a tire setup like this, which provides improved off road capabilities, knows that it's going to be a bit louder under way than a set of passenger tires. Otherwise, the Cruiser is great around town, and happily bounds over all road imperfections. Recent maintenance includes an oil service, and a new set of plugs and wires, make this body on-frame SUV a turn-key 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.