1980 Toyota Land Cruiser LX

Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
Type: SUV
Trim: LX
Year: 1980
Mileage: 145,000
VIN: JT1VHZJ73O8000515
Color: Black
Engine: 1HZ
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Van Alstyne, Texas, United States
Air Conditioning
4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible

Description for Toyota Land Cruiser 1980

I am selling my personal 1991 HZJ73, first time I saw this truck is when a good friend in Belgium brought it home from the dealership in 1993 as a certified secondhand,he kept and babied this cruiser up to 2008 when he sold it and imported a FJ Cruiser for him. At that time I was living in Latin America and did not know he was selling it
On one of my cruiser quests in Europe I happen to come across this cruiser again and bought it from the lady that bought it from my buddy,she kept it from 2008 until 2015 when I bought it from her,she used it to pull her single horse trailer around and only put about 10k miles on it in the 7 years she owned it,unfortunately she kept it outside while my buddy always parked it inside so I had to install a new windshield frame and replace the rocker panels and rear quarters around the wheelwells.
History lesson is over and let's move on to today's affairs.
In the 2 years that I had it I took it to several events and did many upgrades on it,the reason why I am selling it is that I want to build a more offroad based 73 and this one is to good and clean to sacrifice for that.
I have installed
ARB front bumper
Front LED headlights and new model grill and turn signals
Cruisin Offroad sliders
Reevesci rear bumper with dual swingouts (basket for second swing out is available,just not installed yet)
New front seats (these have the suspension bases)
New front OME suspension lift HD (left the older rear OME HD for more ride comfort)
Fiberglass windshield frame (will never rust again)
New Timing belt kit (last month)
Complete front axle rebuild including installing 4.56 gears and a Lock right locker
Rear axle got all new seals gaskets and a OEM limited slip locker with 4.56 gears
New rear brakes on the full floater axle (started today finish tomorrow )
35 BFG KM2 tires on American Racing wheels (5)
Made up a short exhaust that connects to the aussie 6in1 exhaust collector (bit noisy not everyone likes it)
Painted it black again using PPG paint (not Pebble Beach concours but good decent Cruiser paint job)
I am probably forgetting a bunch of stuff that I have done in the past 2 years to it,I brought it several times to our Dallas Lone Star Cruiser meetings which is a nice 100 mile round trip and if there where no traffic jams it cruised nicely at 80 mph even with the 4.56 gears.
The FRP top is removable so it turns in to a nice convertible and this one has the rare sought after doors with removable upper frames as you can see in the last pictures.
Probably gonna regret selling this one as there are not to many LHD HZJ73's with factory ac and in the condition this one is in, but alas I can't keep em all and this one will pay for my next build.
I charged the ac this summer and it works but has a small leak so I unplugged the compressor
It has 230K km or about 145 k mile, I am not selling a perfect Cruiser as it is 26 years old but it is a nice and solid rig that I would drive anywhere tomorrow,I mentioned before it can cruise at 80/85 mph but 70 to 75mph is the sweet spot where you get plus 20mpg on 35's
I have a small bussines specialized in importing Diesel Toyota Land Cruiser parts and complete Cruisers and have over 20 years of experience driving and maintaining these 70 series diesel cruisers,this has been my personal truck for almost 2 years and I will regret selling it,I encourage people that are seriously interested in it to come and see it first hand and test drive it,I am only about one hour away from DFW airport.
This truck is also listed elsewhere so I reserve the right to remove the listing at any time.
Thanks for looking at this and happy bidding.