1995 Toyota Land Cruiser J71
Pending Sale: $17,995
Stock Number: 4856
Two-door 70 series Land Cruisers are getting increasingly rare across the pond. These smaller body-on-frame 'utes still boast a torquey 3.0L turbodiesel and are more than capable of traversing over rougher terrain. This 1995 is offered with a mere 146K verified miles and finished in a charismatic Dark Blue (27Z). The body is in good shape other than some minor dings and chips, accented subtly by a set of rain guards and a polished brush guard. Fresh off service, this legally imported Japanese Classic would make a reliable daily driver or off-road play toy for sure!
The cabin has been upgraded several times since its debut in the 1970s and has a surprising amount of amenities. Above average in its condition, the interior is spacious and has tons of headroom. Telltale signs this car cared for include the original carpet mats, and owner's manual. The dash is in good shape lacking any major cracks or imperfections. The factory head unit was updated to an Alpine unit while everything else was kept pretty much the way it left the factory. The Prado includes climate control with both heat and A/C. For those who prefer natural ventilation, the windows are electric. Privacy tint keeps the hot summer rays of the sun from damaging the plastics and also keeps cabin temps down. The locks are also powered and work as they should. The mirrors unfortunately must be manually adjusted as the power controls no longer are operational. The driver gets access to a tilting steering column and has a premium view of the road ahead. The blue and gray seats are in good shape and lack any major rips stains and tears. The material is even still soft to the touch. The rears fold up neatly into the d-pillar and the split barn doors out back are side-hinged for which allows for a wide opening. The carpets, door cards, and headliner are nearly perfect.
The underpinnings of this J71 are robust and durable. Known and loved for its simplicity, this rig is powered by one of Toyota's most legendary powerplants. The 3.0L 1KZ-TE is fresh off an oil and filter service and churns over quickly thanks to a newly installed 12V battery. The four-banger may not be the most refined, but what it lacks in that department, it makes up for in horsepower. The Prado accelerates briskly when the throttle is matted and margin at higher speeds in seamless. The automatic gearbox shifts as it should and is geared fine for the city and the interstate. The Land Cruiser can be driven in 2WD for the best fuel economy but can be switched to 4WD high or low when requested. The steering is power-assisted and easy to articulate, and without the two extra doors, parking is a shape. The TEMS adjustable suspension is compliant and fine to daily drive and the brakes feel responsive. The small wheelbase is ideal for city driving and allows for a tight turning radius. The factory alloys are all wrapped in new all-terrain rubber at all four corners. They will last for years to come and ensure premium grip in less than ideal driving situations.
*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.