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For Sale: 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ in Miami, Florida

$37,500 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

This 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 was imported on January 22, 1978 to Colombia, where it was used by a flower exporter before being stored on the family farm until 2015. The truck was given to its next owner as payment for acreage north of Bogotá and was used thereafter for weekend trips and events including a local Toyota gathering in 2016, from where it was purchased by the seller. A two-year body-off refurbishment followed, with the work including new paint, a custom top, interior refreshment, installation of an air conditioning system, fresh suspension, powered front disc brakes, and more. This FJ43 is now located in Miami and offered with a clean Florida title.

The body was removed from the frame, sandblasted, and repainted in a factory Toyota red during the recent refurbishment. Bolts and other fasteners were reportedly replaced with new items during the process, and a custom-made top with functional visor vents was sourced from Colombian manufacturer MDR.

Steel wheels were refinished and mounted with five new 265/70-16 Hankook DynaPro Mud-Terrain tires.
An 8500 lb. Tangkula Classic electric winch with remote control was added to the front bumper and a step was mounted between the rear bumperettes. 

New grey leather front and rear seats were installed as part of the refurbishment, as were fresh door panels, floor mats, and seat belts. Window glass is original throughout. 

An air conditioning system was added and charged with R134a refrigerant. The rear passenger/cargo area is home to dual side-facing bench seats and a new load mat.

Oil, temperature, and amperage gauges function as they should, as well as the lights, wipers, and emergency brake.

A new Kenwood stereo with auxiliary input was installed with speakers fore and aft. Current indicated mileage is just over 85k kilometers.

Power comes from a 4.2-liter 2F inline-six which is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox with new pinions, bearings and a power disc. A new water pump was installed in recent months and an oil change was performed in March 2018. 
The two-speed transfer case engages easily, and the four-wheel-drive system works really well too.

The following is a list of some of the work performed as part of this FJ’s restoration:

  • Fully rebuilt 4.2 L 2F inline-six and 4-speed manual gearbox
  • Differential housings inspected and found to be in good condition
  •  Crankshaft straightened, journals ground, and sealed
  •  Restored powertrain
  •  Reconditioned block, including surface grinding, boring, sleeving and honing, counter bore repairs, main tunnel line boring, short block rebuild, and piston alignment
  •  Cylinder heads ground, valve and seat re-facing, valve guide replacement, cracks repaired, pressure tested, replaced injector tubes and injector tip
  • Replaced intake and exhaust valves, valve guides and seals changed, camshaft changed, rocker arms replaced
  • Replaced clutch kit and pressure plates, new bearings
  • Brake lines and fluid levels checked with adjustments and repairs made; new power discs in front
  • New suspension parts  were installed and the brakes were upgraded with new front power discs at the time of the refurbishment, while drums are retained at the rear.

    Additional photos showing the condition of the underside can be found in the gallery.


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1099419
  • Price:$37,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Miami, Florida
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Toyota
  • Model:Land Cruiser FJ
  • Exterior Color:Red & White
  • Interior Color:Dark Grey
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:85034
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:FJ4351771
  • VIN:FJ4351771
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Part-time 4WD