1973 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser 4WD, 2F engine, PTO, Hard and Soft top, roof rack

1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Condition: Used
Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
Type: Convertible
Trim: FJ40
Year: 1973
VIN: 00000000000000
Color: Sand
Engine: 2F
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Warren, Illinois, United States
4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible

Description for Toyota Land Cruiser 1973

Vehicle relisted as prior listing title could not be changed without relisting per Ebay - sorry for any inconvenience.

Selling part of my retirement dream – this was to be my beach vehicle. But as my “boss” has said we are not leaving the Chicago area I won’t be living at the beach for a long time. And she wants the garage space back for her car in the winter.

The FJ:

  • This is a1973 body (October) with a 1975 2F engine and transmission (some consider this engine an upgrade due to better oil handling, and the transmission is the 1975 4 speed vs the 1973 3 speed).
  • Has factory PTO winch (current photos show it removed but it will be reinstalled for new owner.
  • The back jump seats were changed out for a bench seat.
  • It has a role cage, soft top and roof top carrier shown in older photos.
  • There is also what appears to be a 2” lift added to the FJ.

Purchased in 2011 from private owner in Palm Springs CA who stated he purchased from original owner in Nevada. Desert and vehicle painting photos are from the time he was the owner. The FJ has been garage kept since I have owned it, had been a daily driver by the prior owner and I used it as a weekend head turner up until 3 years ago when kids activities kept in garaged year round. Even with it in the garage I get people that stop on the street and want to know about the vehicle. Truly a cult following.

The “issues” as I know them:

  • It will need a new battery as may need a tune up, but that is my guess.
  • The paint is still great in most places, but if you want to turn this in to a show vehicle then you may want to get a couple of spots touched up (shown in photos).
  • One bubble under paint in rear left (shown in photo). Has been there since purchase, has not grown, and is “solid” to the touch.
  • In same photo you can see the gasket between hard top and body. There is some yellow glue from the gasket showing.
  • I recently noticed the steering stabilizer is leaking some fluid on the garage floor (a $50 to $80 part).
  • Driver’s side seat has a hole worn (as shown in photos).

In the photos you will see that the factory plastic dash was replaced with a custom wood one. I have a factory dash it you want to make it look more stock.

More photos available upon request.

Please note, I want to make sure that you are absolutely satisfied with your purchase. Bid with confidence and if you have any questions that I might not have covered in the description, don't hesitate to ask. You can email me or send me your telephone number and I will give you a call. I have tried my best to describe this vehicle as accurately as I can. People have different opinions and expectations of older vehicles. It is your responsibility to inspect the vehicle or send a third party inspector for your satisfaction. Remember, this car is from the 1970’s and can have some imperfections that I'm not aware of.
Buyer is responsible for shipping costs. I can cooperate with your shipper. This vehicle is advertised on other websites, so I have the right to end the auction early if it gets sold. I'm not a dealer, but just a very passionate collector of classic cars and trucks.
Please, be ready to buy when you click. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due when the auction ends. The final payment is due within 7 days after the auction ends. Balance is to be paid via bank wire or a certified bank cashier's check. Check will need to clear before the vehicle is released and the title is sent. The winning bidder needs to contact me within 24 hours of auction end to make payment arrangements. Please, arrange all financing prior to bidding. If you are not sure about anything, please don’t assume - just ask. I'm very easy going and will help in any way I can, but, please, be absolutely sure that you are ready to buy when you bid. All non-paying bidders will be reported to eBay.
People have different opinions and expectations of older vehicles. It is your responsibility to personally inspect the vehicle or send a third-party inspector that will perform an inspection to your satisfaction. Remember, this vehicle is from the 1970’s, and even though I’ve tried my best to describe it, it can have some imperfections which I’m not aware of.
If you are buying and paying for this classic, please contact your transporter after vehicle is picked up.

On Jul-14-18 at 14:43:36 PDT, seller added the following information:

On Jul-14-18 at 14:48:42 PDT, seller added the following information:

I have been asked if the car can be jump started with the bad battery listed in the description. . I tried this morning and it will not respond to the jump. Please take this into consideration for shipping options.