1996 Land Cruiser VX Limited
For those that are seeking out a capable 4WD rig with heaps of amenities and cabin space, this Toyota 80 series is the one. This rugged yet refined truck is known for its legendary reliability and smooth power-train. Our 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser is finished in a stunning Black (202), and is offered with 101k verified and documented miles. Aside from some light dings and chips the body is in good shape and accessorized by a set of 18" BERG alloys, dark privacy tint, and a set of OEM rainguards. The nice thing about these trucks is the versatility they offer. You can comfortably haul the kids to school during the week and even pull some weekend double duty on a few backwoods trails, or take it out on a sandy beach for some rest and relaxation. Recently serviced and Virginia Safety inspected, this 80 series is stunning, safe, and best of all, dependable. Turnkey ready to rock, this fantastic 80 is a certified Japanese Classic.
Spacious is an understatement when you describe this Toyota's cabin volume. Heaps of leg and headroom are available even after you pack the cabin full of friends and their gear. The seats are upholstered in a soft light gray cloth. They lack any rips, stains, or bolster wear to note, and the driver benefits from electric adjustable lumbar support and a manually adjustable steering column. This VX limited is nicely equipped with luxury amenities all-around the SUV. Dual SRS airbags are equipped for added safety, which were new for the 1996 model year. The gauges are analog and easy to read at a brief glance, and the dash is clear of any cracking or bubbling. In the glove box you will be treated to the original service records, so start boning up on your Japanese before you purchase if you'd like to have a read-through. The carpets show no signs of stains and have been cared over the years. The same can be said about the door cards and headliner. An optional power sunroof is available to tilt and retract for added ventilation through the cabin. It's also a great source of natural light, for those who are averse to claustrophobia. The field monitor houses a compass and altimeter that works as expected for when you are rabble-rousing off the beaten path. The factory audio was replaced here stateside with a US frequency Android head unit with Apple car play. It delivers decent sound quality while modernizing the look of the interior. The automatic climate control works great which blows cold A/C and heat as expected, and you will find the rear air controls to help ensure the passengers are comfortable while traveling in the rear of this SUV. Other amenities on this VX-L include factory cruise control, an OEM cool box that works great, along with power windows and locks. Although the power folding mirror function no longer is operational, you can still adjust the power mirrors from in the vehicles, and manually fold the mirrors in for tight city parking.
The 1FZ-FE 4.5L I-6 engine powers this rig and is fresh off an oil and filter service. A simple twist of the key and this petrol engine comes to life. It's a silky smooth unit, and it idles nearly without vibration. The other convenient thing about the 4.5L motor was that it was spec'd in our US Land Cruisers, so parts are readily available and inexpensive. Paired to the 1FZ is a 4-speed automatic transmission that is geared perfectly for highway speeds. Shifts occur seamlessly and this massive truck gets up to interstate merging speeds without cause for concern and its peppy around town. The brakes are confident when you need to slow this cruiser to a stop and the power steering is light and leak-free thanks to the recently sealed power steering pump. The Dobinson’s stock ride height suspension was just installed here in the US, and is forgiving when you drive over bumps or potholes it feels predictable. The Falken tires have plenty of life left and with only 7,000 miles on them the rubber is sure to last tens of thousands of miles 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 compliant 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.