1998 J100 Land Cruiser V8
It's rare we refer to a 25-year-old SUV as modern, but the J100 certainly feels it! This 1998 delivers a refined ride, loads of safety items, handsome styling, and a legendary driveline. Set off by LED tail lamps, factory rainguards, a fashionable OEM rear spoiler, subtle privacy tint, and a set of refinished 16" alloys shod with fresh Yokohama rubber. This one-off Velvet Black over Gray truck is in wonderful nick aside from a few light dings, chips, and scuffs associated with normal use. Straight off a recent service, this turn-key Land Cruiser is ready to drive off the lot, and with only 131k verified and documented miles on the ticker, its barely broken in! Beloved for its steadfast reliability, off-road performance, and low cost of ownership, its no wonder why these determined rigs are Japanese Classics.
The cabin exudes luxury and the build quality is truly top-tier. The driver enjoys a host of power equipment that makes daily use enjoyable. Power folding side mirrors, electric windows, and power locks all work in typical Toyota fashion and it doesn't stop there. Those who live in snowy climates will surely see value in the headlight washers, which can blast off dirt, grime and ice so nighttime visibility isn't impaired. Dual SRS airbags are standard and are mounted atop the dash for some added peace of mind. The dashboard lacks any cracking or fading and the center stack is adorned with wood grain trim to match the steering wheel. Centrally located is a touchscreen Panasonic headunit to supplement the v8 soundtrack. The seats are trimmed in a textured tan cloth. Aside from two tiny holes on the driver's seat bottom, the upholstery lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. The middle row can tumble forward and split fold for additional cargo options. The carpets and door cards are in good shape, as is the headliner, and overall the condition really impresses.
These J100s are the same as US models so parts and service options are plentiful and inexpensive. The engine is an absolute wonder, and is found also in the first generation Tundra pickup. The 2UZ-FE under the hood is fresh off an oil and filter service and turns over with the twist of the key thanks to a newly installed 12v battery. A new fuel filter keeps unwanted contaminants out of the V8 and the 4.7L feels as strong as an ox. The powerplant is linked to a stout and smooth automatic gearbox. A Full-Time 4WD system underpins the Cruiser so this surefooted beast can be used year-round. For those planning an excursion off the beaten path, a center locking different and low-range 4WD should come in handy. Acceleration is better than most SUVs we sell, and while you wont be blowing the doors of a C6 Vette, its more than adequate. Highway driving is comfortable, and factory cruise control can be utilized for your morning commute if you like. The factory suspension sorts out the bumps nicely and feels predictable, even when handling this heavier chassis. The ABS brakes easily reel this behemoth in from higher speeds and feel confident. The power steering is light and on point and the wheels are wrapped in new rubber at all four corners. Little road noise filters through the cabin thanks to the new Geolanders and will provide tens of thousands of miles or grip for a long while 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.