1976 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
The founder of Toyota Motor Corp. was Kiichiro Toyoda, who wrote in
the July 1941 issue of the magazine Hanjidosha, "Era of the
complete domestically-built car" subtitled "When will Japan produce
one?" in which he expressed his dream and determination to produce
a car fully made in Japan, just as Ford and Chevrolet did in
America. As criteria for a car for the people he listed low price,
high-performance, and economy, and discussed the technical issues
behind these. The car that first fulfilled the dream like the
established world automakers was the Land Cruiser. Moreover, the
Land Cruiser led Toyota's drive into world markets, taking the
all-important first step.
A bit revved up and ready to be rough and rumble in any outdoor
situation, this restored to be used and not trailered 4x4 in
classic 1970's design, is here climbing the walls at Classic Auto
Mall. This truck can literally go anywhere, and if you get into
trouble, one can winch themselves out. The only thing it does not
do is drive upside down on the ceiling, which is a bit
disappointing but understandable.
With any body rust remediated, a nice green respray now covers this
tall 4-wheeler. 15-inch wheels all spit shined and now with Warn
hubs on the fronts, are all wrapped in 35x12.50R15 all-terrain
rubber. There is a bikini top and soft doors that come with this
truck, as well as a body matching hard top (seen in photos). An
exterior mounted spare hang off the back gate, a power electric
winch is up front behind the bumper, and the iconic oval grille on
cream color, is now fitted with LED headlights. Climb every
Utilitarian but effective with gray vinyl big buckets up front and
show in fair condition with some rips in the seam areas. A cloth
smaller aftermarket rear seat is seen, and touch rubber and metal
floors and headliner keep the floors and ceiling easily cleaned.
The original dash has a handmade insert with Autometer Gauges. The
center of the dash also has Autometer gauges inserted, as well as
many original knobs and chromed glovebox. An AM/FM/CD player also
hangs below the dash. A rally style steering wheel fronts the dash.
Give me your mud, your rain, your camping gear, and your
A non-original crate 350ci V8 fits nicely into the engine bay. Held
on by an Advance adapter block that mates the engine to the
original H42 4-speed manual twin stick transmission and can put
power to all 4's with a recently rebuilt transfer case (less than
500 miles ago). Some kids grew up on mean streets with crips and
bloods, but me I was born on a back road on a 4x4 rollin through
Some surface rust, and rust on the usual subjects, all is secure
and sturdy, structurally sound underneath. Leaf springs smooth over
some of the bumps and are on all 4 corners of this truck. Front and
rear ARD Air Lockers also are seen. New bearings and seals for
front and rear axles new brake lines on power discs upfront and
power drums on the rear, is good because what goes up must come
A quick starter, and smooth runner, this truck can get the tires
singing, and the exhaust playing a melodious throaty tune. Sing
with me: Let's get a little mud on the tires...
Some restoration, a circa mid 80's crate 350 motor mated to the
original but rebuilt twin stick transmission, utilitarian but nice
interior which can be cleaned with a hose, and a good looker. 4
wheeling in a classic Land Cruiser, you'll have the hikers and
mountain bikers turning their heads when you are coming and
going...throw a little dust or mud on 'em just for kicks!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.