1994 Toyota LC 70 SX
Toyota broke the mold with the design of the 70 series Prado and created the ultimate on and off-road cruiser. The cool factor is 10/10 and screams vintage Land Cruiser while still having a well-appointed and comfortable interior. This clean 1994 Prado SX looks tough in its black metallic exterior with matching 15" Beadlock wheels. A mild lift kit and new 33" Falken A/T tires complete the aggressive look on this rig. With only a mere 132K verified and documented miles this classic Land Cruiser is barely broken in. The body is in good shape with minor rock chips and scuffs from normal driving over the decades. Recently serviced and ready to rock, this Land Cruiser will make for a great commuter and weekend overlander.
Toyota's cabin design with the 70 series does not disappoint. Spacious is an understatement and comfortable as well. There is plenty of leg and headroom and seats 5 passengers comfortably. The seats are fitted with a light gray cloth with blue and purple inserts to give it a true 90s vibe. There are no signs of heavy bolster wear to be noted, and the door cards are free of any rips or tears. The carpet has held up well over time showing no major rips or stains. The headliner is intact and in good shape with no sagging. The sunroof is functional and allows fresh air into the cabin on nice days, and even allows extra sunshine for the rear passengers to enjoy. The LC is also equipped with OEM rainguards to keep you dry in the rain when you prefer the windows down. The heat is operable and ready to keep you warm when the winter season arrives and when it gets hot again the A/C is cold. This Pardo SX comes with electric windows, locks, and adjustable mirrors for driver convenience and makes for a pleasant and modern driving experience. The factory radio was swapped out for a Carrozzeria head unit and functions properly. The interior is tidy and reflects the care the previous owner presented under their ownership of this lovely Prado.
Under the bonnet you'll find the formidable 3.0L 1KZ-TE turbo diesel that delivers heaps of torque and power. Although this is a 4-banger, you will be pleased with the performance that this engine offers. Acceleration is uncurving and quickly gets you up to the desired speed. The 4-speed automatic transmission shifts seamlessly through each gear for smooth sailing down the road. This Prado had a lift installed by the previous owner and we installed new front and rear struts to ensure it delivers a comfortable ride. Potholes and speed bumps don't stand a chance and the suspension is forgiving on impact. The rig is set up to do it all whether it's a beach, mountain trail, or some mud, this Prado will not disappoint. The 15" Beadlock wheels are wrapped in a set of brand new 33" Falken A/T tires that will provide more than enough grip on and off the path. As added reassurance, Toyota equipped this one with electronic hub locks if you find yourself in a sticky situation. The brakes are confident when you want to slow this rig down to a stop and we recently serviced this LC and replaced the front brake pads and rotors to ensure you that they will not need to be serviced any time soon. This is a clean example of a rugged and reliable rig that you can still use as a daily commuter while adventuring on the weekend.
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