1993 Toyota Landcruiser

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Stock Number: 4379

Toyota 80 series Land Cruisers are among some of the most reliable vehicles any auto manufacturer has ever produced. It’s no wonder why the 80 was kept in production for 18 years relatively unchanged. This particular one appears to have been very well maintained sporting the largest motor option, the 4.5L 1FZ-FE. While the previous generation Cruisers were known for their “go anywhere, do anything” attitude general luxury was not part of that equation. Toyota looked to rectify that when they moved onto the 80s coming in with a plethora of options, even by today’s standards. This 1993 has seen several upgrades giving it one particularly tough appearance. While originally leaving the factory in Dark Green Pearl (6M1) it has since been fully sprayed in a classic jet black. The color swap was well done as all of the jambs were painted, you literally wouldn’t know unless you were to check the VIN tag. Since it looks like the color swap was done relatively recently the paint is in great shape. The same goes for the body, with neither having any particularly noteworthy blemishes. Like anything with 110K verified miles it does have a few little door dings and stone chips, but nothing out of the ordinary. While many of the VX Limiteds that we've sold was a little more off-road style, this one comes in with a more modern flair. LED taillights give the back end a bit of an update, as do the massive wheels sitting underneath the 3” lift. A brand new set of 35 x 12.5 x 20 mud terrains give this big SUV its trademark look.

Its vast cabin has been kept largely all stock and in overall good condition. The two-tone gray and black really plays up well against the darker exterior. The textured cloth is both durable and surprisingly supple making it a great place for those long road trips. The driver's seat is in good shape, however, it does have some pilling along the seat bottom and bolsters. The passenger seat has a bit of the same pilling and the rear seats all look great and have been kept largely stain and tear-free. While originally equipped with a third row it was removed at some point in order to offer more useable storage space. The door cards and carpeting are in the same condition and the dash has been kept from any cracking or sun damage. While known for their off-road prowess, the day to day comforts is what most of us will be utilizing. These come fitted with all of the luxury amenities of the day, one-touch driver's side window, fully retractable rear windows, power-folding mirrors, automatic climate control, powered sunroof, and it even has a "cool box" in the center console. Since this was originally 3rd row equipped that means it does feature the rear climate controls which are nice on those particularly hot summer days.

Powered by the bruty 4.5 liter 1FZ-FE that was used here in the US. Due to that fact, parts availability is extremely easy; you could literally take it into your local Toyota dealer for service. These motors are known for being notoriously robust, so at 110K miles this thing is just getting broken in. Anyone that's familiar with the larger tire setups on SUV's and trucks is aware that these are a bit noisier on the highway. The whine isn't bad, but it's not riding in the back of a Mercedes. The automatic transmission shifts well, albeit with little urgency. The rugged 4x4 system is fitted with the front and rear LSD with a central locking diff that's eager to perform, making this hauler just as capable making a run to Costco in the snow, as it is fording a river. The Cruiser didn’t need much in the shop to get it road ready again, simply a new battery, a typical oil change, and that massive set of new rubbers. The Land Cruiser has been a staple in the SUV world since 1951, and there's no reason for that to change now.

*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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