1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 78
Available for: 21,495
Stock Number: 4804
The 78 series Land Cruisers are rugged and capable trucks, and this one definitely looks the part too! Finished in a particularly cool color combo, Wine Red over Silver two-tone (25Z). This '95 Prado is equipped with the most desirable powerplant, the 1KZ-TE turbodiesel. Other than some minor dings and scuffs associated with normal use, The body is in good nick and is accented with a polished roof ladder, factory rain guards, and dark privacy tint. Fresh off a recent service, this Japanese Classic is packed with tasteful upgrades and power amenities that make it a blast to own and overland daily.
The cabin is spacious and well-appointed. You'd expect a fairly simple and spartan interior but this model was updated by Toyota several times after its inception. The view of the road ahead is commanding thanks to the large windshield and tall ride height. Nighttime driving is much easier than the average SUV thanks to an LED headlight upgrade that keeps the road ahead well lit. The dash is in good shape and lacks any major cracks or distortion. Mounted in the middle is an upgraded Panasonic head unit that works well and includes a touchscreen making it intuitive to operate. The climate control is a manual setup and includes both A/C and heat. The seats are upholstered in a soft, tan cloth. They are comfy on long cruises and lack any major imperfections such as rips, holes, or tears. The carpets, headliner, and door cards are also still looking good and match the seat color nicely. Power windows and locks work as they should, and the Land Cruiser even has a working power sunroof. It can be tilted for light ventilation or completely retracted for the full-on wind in the hair feel. Now that's not to say the interior is perfect as the passenger mirror is no longer powered and the plastics have some light wear to note. Still, the cockpit is much nicer than your average 25-year-old rig, and even includes the OEM owner's manuals.
The body on frame underpinnings is glorious. The long-wheelbase is great for stability and the 4x4 system allows for year-round grip. Propulsion is handled by one of Toyota's best engines of this era, the 1KZ-TE. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the 3.0L turns over quickly and sounds fantastic. The cluster reads 131k miles, but we couldn't verify that they were original. A new engine air filter has been fitted to ensure the diesel supplies proper fuel economy and maxes max power. Mated to an automatic gearbox, the Prado is well geared for highway speeds since most of us will spend more time commuting than crossing the Saharah. The selective transfer case has settings for both 2WD and 4WD that even includes a low gear range. If the going gets tough the driver can engage the electronic HUB-lock via a switch on the dash. The suspension is planted and the Land Cruiser drives well on pavement. Toyota's TEMS adjustable suspension comes on this model which means the ride setting can be varied based on driver preference. The power steering is light and direct and the brakes feel confident in slowing this large truck down to manageable speeds. Gunmetal Pro Comp alloys with polished lips sit at all four corners. They add a bit of sportiness to the aesthetic and are all wrapped in new all-terrain rubber. This ensures that the Toyota maintains proper grip on all types of surfaces and they should last for years to come.
*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.