1996 LC Prado KZJ95
The Land Cruiser is nearly unstoppable off the beaten path, but Toyota's 90 series is a champion on the tarmac as well! This 1996 KZJ95 provides a modern and refined driving experience while still maintaining its unparalleled offroad pedigree. With a mere 129k verified and documented miles, this Prado would make for a perfect daily driver or weekend trail warrior. Finished in a one-off Hyper Gray over Black two-tone, the body is in good shape aside from some minor scuffs, dings, and chips associated with normal use. The OEM brushguard, fog lights, 3" lift, and Level 8 alloy wheels add to the menacing aesthetic, and translucent front and rear wind deflectors add some subtle flair to the aesthetic. Recently serviced, this three-row SUV is safe, spacious, and packs a wallop thanks to a punchy 1KZ turbo diesel. Reliable, rugged, and ready to rock, this turn-key Land Cruiser is a bonafide Japanese Classic!
The cabin is nearly as large as it's big brother 80 series and the accommodations are fantastic. The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding and the dashboard lacks any cracking or distortion. A field monitor is centrally located and includes a clinometer and compass for our off-road die-hards. Dual SRS airbags are standard as is a simple-to-use automatic climate control system. The air conditioning works like a charm and heat is piping hot, so this SUV can be used year-round. The factory audio was upgraded to a Carrozerria touch screen unit and offers MP3 and Bluetooth compatibility if you want some tunes for a road trip. The seats steal the show in the cabin, and three rows comfortably allow for the transport of 7 passengers. The blue textured cloth is in above-average shape and lacks any rips, stains, or tears of note. The second row can be folded forward and the third row can be tucked away or removed completely to allow for some extra cargo space. A power sunroof supplies the cabin with extra natural light and ventilation and the electric windows, door locks, and power-folding mirrors work like a charm. With all this equipment it's no wonder why people love to daily drive these 95s, and this interior is definitely in good nick. That's not to say the cabin is perfect as the rear cup holder is broken and the power antenna works intermittently. Either way, at 25 years young, this Prado has held up well, and we even included the rare neoprene cargo liner to boot!
While the exterior of this Prado screams rough and rugged, the driving experience is surprisingly quiet and refined. It offers Lexus comfort with the 4x4 capability the Land Cruiser marque is known for. Powered by the 1KZ-TE turbo diesel, this rig is fresh off an oil and filter service and ready to do some serious duty! The four-banger promptly churns to life thanks to two new 12v batteries installed here at our facility. We also installed a new valve cover gasket to ensure you'll always stay topped up on oil. Power is sent to all four wheels through a smooth-shifting automatic gearbox. For those living in cold climates or for use on sand, a low range setting can be engaged, and a center-locking differential is handy for when the going gets tough. The 3" Rough Country lift kit adds some ground clearance and does a decent job both on and off the tarmac. The steering is on point and the Level 8 wheels are wrapped in Falken tires at all four corners, keeping the Cruiser planted on the asphalt, and will last for tens of thousands of adventurous 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.