1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 2 Door
Stock Number: 4286
Back when Toyota was building many of the SUV designs that turned into off-road icons, they were focused on simplicity. Basic body on frame designs, powered by robust diesel engines, fitted under a lightweight bodywork ensured the cars could travel anywhere unencumbered, which was desirable to many of those living in rural areas. Our latest Land Cruiser offering is a much-desired generation of the truck, and despite its old school looks, it comes packed full of creature comforts that will surprise almost anyone. Built in 1994, this 70 series Landcruiser is finished in Dark Bluish Gray (183) and features oversized rubber, a factory winch, and removable FRP top. With only 121K verified miles the body is in good shape, other than a crack on the rear driver side wheel arch and your normal scuffs, chip, and dings associated with daily use. Up to date on its maintenance, with all the proper import documentation, this little Ute is a capable steed that doesn't break the bank!
Like many designs of the era, the Japanese car manufactures of the time we're pushing the boundaries of technology. Features like soft-close doors, rear backup sensors, and heads-up displays were all the rage, and would be sold in $100,000 German vehicles 15 years later! While this might seem at odds with the model, the integration of technology has worked well. On a smaller scale, power locks, windows, and mirrors are all nice to have in day to day life. They all function as they should, this J73 even has boiling heat and working A/C. Hoist yourself up into the cabin, and you'll notice the driver seat gives a commanding view of the road. The gauges are clear and legible, and all the controls seem to be at hand. Hawk-eyed persons may even catch the battery gauge, noting a 24V electrical system. The blue and gray upholstered front buckets are plenty supportive and the material is in above average shape. As the rear seats, they are devoid of any major rips, stains, and tears. Both rows have plenty of headroom, but the back row is a bit tight on legroom. The interior plastics are in fair shape, and the dash is neither cracker or distorted. Aside from some light scuffs on the headliner, nonfunctioning audio, and a small hole in the center console; it's hard to believe this car is 25 years old. Yes, there are a few squeaks and rattles from the hardtop as one might expect, but the ride is otherwise civil, which comes as a surprise to many.
The fame and drivetrain on these 70s are stout and stubborn. Powered by a silky smooth, non-turbo, straight-six (1-HZ) the truck isn't the fastest thing on 4 wheels but doesn't struggle to get up to highways speeds. The motor is low vibration, and a smidge quieter than the 2L-TE sibling we sell in many of our Toyotas. The transmission shifts smoothly, and the fuel efficiency isn't half bad. The 4WD system does have a selective transfer case for low and high gearing, and electronic HUB lockers if the conditions become more troublesome. The suspension is compliant and the Cruiser handles large and small bumps with ease. It has plenty of ground clearance and grip is top-notch as a new set of Falken all-terrain rubber has been installed. A fresh oil and filter service completes the required maintenance items and ensures no servicing is needed for another five thousand kilometers.
A nostalgic look, with modern amenities and mechanicals, the two-door 70 series is a serious Japanese Classics. As a beach cruiser, off-roader or daily driver, this Toyota is up to the task!
*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.