Pampered 1982 FJ40 w/ Power Steering

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
SubModel: FJ40
Type: SUV
Trim: FJ40
Year: 1982
Mileage: 137,399
VIN: JT3FJ40C7C3353142
Color: White
Engine: 2F
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
Power Steering
4-Wheel Drive, Convertible

Description for Toyota Land Cruiser 1982

Pampered1982 Medium Blue FJ40

Here’s a rare 1982 FJ40 with factory power steering in very good condition. Not many were shipped by Toyota to the USA in the 80's. First owner had the truck in Idaho until 2010, two subsequent owners since.

Truck has seen little, if any, off road activity. Body is excellent and she has been repainted in some areas. Some of the paint may be original. There are a few blemishes that have been touched up. The paint job isn't show quality but very presentable. Newer Goodyear Wrangler tires and original factory spare that has not been on the ground. Newer brakes and windshield (no cracks or chips).

Power steering makes this Cruiser a pleasure to drive. The original 2F engine has very good power and the truck runs and handles among the best of them. It's smooth and quiet.She shifts through all gears smoothly. The taller 3:70 gears means she willdo 65-70mph without a problem. 4WD Hi and Low work perfectly. Doesn’t rattle, squeak or vibrate going down the road. Vintage Clarion radio does not work so time for an audio upgrade.Odometer shows 137K but only the tenths are turning. The truck really needsnothing to be enjoyed daily. Very clean truck that runs great.

Unlike many FJ40's, this truck has not been modified by her previous owners.She has all herfactory emissions.The seats have new vinyl upholstery and the headliner is being replaced with the correct headliner material. She has all her original mats front and rear including seat surrounds. The rear mat still has the jute backing on it which not often seen. The jack, maintenance records and rare inspection light are included. If you want a great late model FJ40 with a high degree or originality, here’s avery nice one! Inspections are welcome. The truck is is Sheridan, WY.

Buyer is responsible for shipping I will assist as needed.Please call me or email with any questions BEFORE bidding!$500 non-refundable Paypal deposit is required within 24 hours after Auction closing. Remaining balance due with 5 days of auction closing in the form of a wire transfer,cashier check or cash. Please have your funding in order prior to bidding. Anyone with less than 10 feedback's will need to contact me prior to bidding. Land Cruiser is for sale locally so auction may end at any time. Good Luck and Happy bidding!

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FJ40 Evolution Overview

Let me offer a brief overview of why 1981-1983 FJ40's outshine early trucks. Besides the fact that there are very few of these FJ40’s available, any truck produced at 8/80 has all the upgrades that make it the best all around Land Cruiser Toyota ever built, and the most coveted.

These enhancements were evolutionary. Early FJ40's had the 1F engine, 3-speed transmissions, bench seats, no roll bars, etc. By 1974/75 the trucks received a make over with 4-speed manual transmission, larger 2F engine, bucket seats, roll bar and ambulance doors in the rear. In 1976, USA trucks saw the upgrade to front disc brakes with four-piston calipers. 1977 added the fold out windows in the rear and the more modern tubular spare tire carrier.

By 1979, Toyota went to 3:70 gears, which gave the FJ40 better highway speed than earlier 4:11 gear ratio models. The fuel tank was relocated from under the passenger seat to a safer location underneath the vehicle that allowed for an increased from 16 to 21.6 gallons and the odometer was upgraded from five digits to six-digits.The seats became reclining, the jump seats were given metal U-shaped legs for added support. The cabin courtesy light came on when the doors are opened. The center console, which was a simple metal and then plastic box, was upgraded with an ashtray and integrated rear heater.

In August of 1980 we saw the change to the split transfer case and updated four-speed transmission, which was considerably smoother and quieter than it’s predecessor. The emergency brake design was updated using cables to actuate the rear drum brakes vs. the earlier models, which deployed a drum that sat behind the transfer case and was problematic and less efficient.The steering wheel was re-designed to a more modern look.