1994 FZJ80 Land Cruiser
Toyota's 80 Series is a tough and capable rig, blending all the elements of the brand's legendary SUV lineup into one go-anywhere do-anything package. With prices of USDM models skyrocketing, these right-drive cruisers are proving to be an excellent buy, especially when optioned with the readily available gas I6! This 1994 FZJ80 is a head turning unit, finished in an eye catching TRD Army Green (6V7) to blend in with more modern SUV offerings. The color steals the show on the exterior, but OEM rainguards and a full size spare on the rear provide the subtle touches needed to spice up this classy cruiser's looks. A complementary set of Mickey Thompson alloys consummate the exterior styling and look great wrapped in some fresh Falken all terrain rubber. With only 114k verified/documented miles on the clock this Cruiser still has plenty of miles left to travel, and a recent service by our trained technicians ensures that you'll be ready for on and off-road adventures at the twist of a key. Spacious, refined, and viciously capable, this 80 series is an undisputed Japanese Classic now and forever!
The interior is clean, hospitable, and even features the sought after factory third row. The OEM cloth upholstery has a suede-like appearance and shows well aside from some age-related pilling on the factory materials. The dash is clean and free of any unwanted cracks, major peeling, or UV damage. The Japanese are notorious for modifying these SUV's with additional electronics, gauges, or accessories to enhance the driving experience but we're pleased to note this interior has remained bone stock, even down to the factory headunit! Adjacent to the radio is a fully functioning automatic climate control unit, with freshly charged A/C and toasty hot heat available at the push of a button! At this point, the Land Cruiser nameplate is synonymous with utility, and this rig is equipped with all the power amenities needed to make daily driving or long road trips a cakewalk! Power windows, power locks, power mirrors, and even a power moonroof all function as expected, and rear passengers even have access to their own separate climate control unit! By far the most interesting feature is the OEM cool box integrated into the center console. Sadly it no longer functions but it does make for a great conversation piece! The third row allows for the comfortable transport of up to 8 passengers and can be easily removed for those who value a little extra cargo space. All in all, for a cabin that's over 25 years young, there's no major gripes to be had with the condition aside from some notable wear on the steering wheel and center console lid and we even retained the factory carpeted floor mats and owner's manual to further protect your investment!
Under the hood sits Toyota's dependable 1FZ-FE gasser. Enthusiasts will instantly recognize this 4.5L motor as the same standard equipment in the USDM 80 Series, which makes servicing and parts acquisition a dream! The motor springs to life, care of a new 12V battery purrs confidently at idle. Paired to a smooth shifting automatic transmission, this FZ climbs to highway speeds without hesitation and has all the makings of a great daily commuter. The selectable transfercase offers both high and low gears for when this 80 Series inevitably tackles some tough terrain. A center locker can be engaged if you become entrenched in less than ideal conditions. The suspension is firm yet compliant and rides smoothly and confidently over bumps. We've performed a fair amount of work on this Cruiser to ensure the next owner will be able to enjoy the road ahead, with no reservations. We've installed a new engine air filter and new plugs and wires down the board to ensure she drives smooth as butter, and we've even installed new pads front and rear to make sure this behemoth will always stop on a dime. On top of all this, we performed a fresh alignment and mounted and balanced 5 new Falken tires which significantly quiet down any serious road noise and more importantly will keep this all-terrain athlete powering on for tens of thousands of miles to come!