1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 4.2L

19780000 Toyota Land Cruiser

Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
Year: 19780000
Mileage: 776
VIN: FJ40-264967
Color: Olive Green
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

Description for Toyota Land Cruiser 19780000

  • Chassis #FJ40-264967
  • Engine #2F-550549
  • 700 miles since Complete Restoration
  • Tools, ack, nd Owner's Manual included
  • Striking Color Combination of Olive Green over Gray
  • A quickly appreciatingcollectibleIcon
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The particular example here is a 1978 Land Cruiser FJ40, hassis#FJ40-264967, porting a complete nut-and-bolt restoration by Scott Gessik of Restored FJ40s in Oregon. They strictly specialize in Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40s and this example is a testament to their magnificent work and attention to correctness. Over $46,000 was invested in restoration cost, olidifying the quality of the work completed. Upon our initial assessment of the vehicle, e were immediately blown away by the caliber of the restoration which is ultimately why we chose to welcome this example into the LBI Stable.

This example has traveled only 700 miles since the restoration and surely shows it. The truck has been painted a striking olive green accompanied by its refinished white fiberglass hard top, omplementing the rest of the vehicle nicely. The front and rear bumpers have been freshly painted and the few exterior chrome pieces have been refinished. Undercloseinspection, here is not one flaw that is worth noting in terms of the paint. Due to the restoration being so recent, he paint possesses oceans of depth and would be greatly admired at any show. As one's eyescontinueto analyze the exterior, he rubbers appear fresh and supple, ll sealing properly along the crisp glass. Taking a step back the fitment on this truck is spot on, or the seams and gaps are all consistent and even throughout. The doors and bonnet lid all open and close without hassle, aking a solid "thud;" unaccompanied by any rattle or otheraudiblenoises.

Upon entry of the truck, quick glance at the door jams reveals nothing but cleanliness credited to very capable restorers. The interior itself is finished in gray vinyl that coincides to the correct factory color for this vehicle. The original gauges have been reconditioned and fitted along with all the electronics which are fully functional, eading accurately. Going through the interior, ne will notice all knobs, andles, witches, nd levers work appropriately with no fiddling necessary. In addition, he dash has been freshly painted and flows nicely with all the restored components it houses.

Relocating to the front of the vehicle, pening the bonnet exhibits a tidy engine bay that shows phenomenally, ousing its completely rebuilt 4.2L in-line 6 cylinder engine. The engine bay is saturated with evidence of a proper restoration that can be appreciated by any enthusiast. All the workings have been replaced or reconditioned with no expenses spared. Every hose, lamp, nd mount has been addressed with all repairs executed with precision and factory correctness in mind.

Making our way to the back of the vehicle, n item to take notice of are the newly restored wheels which have been painted gray, itting comfortably on new heavy duty cooper tires. The small diameter wheel combined with the large tires definitely contributes to this vehicles off-road look and appeal. The rear space showcases two drop down seats that have been newly reupholstered in the correct factory colors. The roll bars that surround the seats have been re-coated and have had the factory padding installed. Another item to note is the floor heater which is unique to these vehicles and was a persuasive option in period. An appreciated upgrade that will be noticed is the improved audio system that has been tastefully integrated while remaining original in appearance. Overall, he rear space is a fairly nice place to be and jives with the quality of the rest of the vehicle.

Inspection of the undercarriage of this vehicle will reveal a new OEM suspension that includes coil springs, hocks, nd hangers. All remaining components and the underside itself has been diligently cleaned and repainted as well as a layer of undercoating neatly applied per original factory build specification. Stickers from the new suspension still remain on the shock absorbers and leaf springs, ttesting to the young restoration.

As far as the drivability of this Land Cruiser is concerned, t was without a doubt meant for off road use. It does not provide the most comfortable ride on the street but these vehicles shine on rough terrain. The vehicle starts with ease and runs quietly without any smoke. All major systems preform flawlessly, he clutch operating as it should followed by smooth gear changes. The oil pressure remains at an acceptable reading and builds with acceleration while the water temperature remains constant. Once the destination is reached, firm press of the brake pedal will bring the driver to a complete and uneventful stop.

In conclusion, his FJ40 Land Cruiser has been gone through in excess by more than capable hands, eaving it challenging to have any quarrels with its condition, ven upon careful inspection. According to its origins, he Toyota Land Cruiser came about as an underdog trying to fill the massive shoes of the 4×4 off-roading Jeeps that had already won over the public. It excelled during its time and surpassed the Jeep in performance, ltering the consumer preference for 4×4 trucks to be in favor of the mighty Land Cruiser. Today, he Land Cruiser has assumed an icon status and has been aggressively appreciating in the market creating a massive investment potential. The example on offer sets the bar high, or the attention to detail paired with the in-depth knowledge and research conveyed in the restoration goes above and beyond to capture only the most accurate and precise end product. Representative of true craftsmanship and ultimately one of the best we have witnessed from every aspect, his example would not only be an educated purchase and lucrative investment, ut also a vehicle that can be enjoyed off-road.