For Sale: 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

Certain trucks have built a well-deserved reputation for being tough, virtually unbreakable workhorses. Through solid engineering and fresh innovation, names like Ford, Chevrolet, Ram and Toyota have been a dominant force in the world's largest automotive markets for close to a century. With that in mind, demand for classic trucks and SUVs has never been hotter. And that means, after a lifetime of dedicated service, more and more of these gladiators are being retired to dry garages and leisurely show fields. One such stalwart is this slick FJ40. The beneficiary of comprehensive restoration, this awesome ute wraps utilitarian aesthetics and proven 2F 6-cylinder power in a tough platform that makes it a perfect candidate for miles of parade and years of display. If you're in the market for a standout classic, settle in and take a closer look at this sweet Land Cruiser!

BODYWORK/TRIM

As far as styling goes, few vehicles have aged better than old school SUVs. And by 1978, Toyota's Land Cruiser had been refined to such a degree that it remains a head-turner even by today's standards. To ensure the exterior fit and finish of this FJ was show quality, all panels were taken to bare metal, massaged to perfection, and shot with a glossy coat of Mustard Yellow 2-stage. A little more manic than the grays, reds and greens Land Cruisers usually sport, this pigment absolutely sets off the truck's buff profile. Panel fitment is good, all gaps are even, and the doors and hood shut easily. And it all adds up to one head-turning classic that consistently provides instant red carpet curb appeal!

ENGINE

Pop the hood and you'll find a reliable Toyota 2F 6-cylinder that's been carefully rebuilt and thoroughly dressed. Revs are created when a remote air cleaner floats wind in to a cast, factory intake, by way of a fresh Aisan carburetor. At the perimeter of that intake, a bright valve cover hangs a vivid "2F" decal over a cast, factory exhaust manifold. Opposite those tubes, a trusty points distributor shoots spark through premium Olimpic plug wires. In front of those cables, a beefy radiator centers a metal shroud in front of factory pulleys. And, aesthetically, the tidy mill looks clean, sorted and ready to roll.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Built to mimic America's hella tough Jeep, this old school SUV features part-time 4-wheel drive and enough ground clearance to give new meaning to the phrase "stump jumper". Like its engine, the truck's rugged 4-speed and factory differentials were completely overhauled during the comprehensive restoration. Power-assisted drums ensure stops are brief and confidence-inspiring. The truck's chassis rides a restored, solid-axle suspension. Factory replacement pipes shuttle spent gases through a mid-mount muffler. And at the corners of the floor, gray steelies spin 31x10.50R15 Tornel A/T-09 Radials around quality AVM hubs and bright stainless center caps.

INTERIOR

Swivel this cool truck's lightweight doors and you'll find a comfy leather interior that seems like a great place to survey the trail. Front and center, a duo of yellow-stitched buckets lead a duo of yellow-stitched benches. In front of those thrones, a silver-trimmed dash hangs a CD player between rebuilt telemetry, compact heat and controls for H4 headlights. Beneath that dash, fade-free vinyl frames a duo of correct shifters. A clean headliner serves a nice contrast to the truck's color-keyed door panels. And the driver tames the gravel through a larger, Toyota-branded steering wheel.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

A reproduction Owner's Manual

The vintage 4x4 market has never been better, and offerings like this clean FJ are a perfect testament why. Featuring a reliable, well-dressed drivetrain, a comfortable interior and attractive factory lines, this Toyota is guaranteed to gain fans anywhere it goes. Looking for a standout classic that'll provide years of great memories? Don't miss the chance to add this sweet Land Cruiser to your collection!

SUMMARY

The beneficiary of a detailed, frame off restoration

Correct 2F 4.2L 6-cylinder engine

4-speed manual transmission

4 wheel drive

Upgraded Leather interior

Equipped with heat and defrost

Power drum brakes

Mustard Yellow paint

Hardtop

15-inch steel wheels

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can ship your new classic anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1387502
  • Price:$65,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Toyota
  • Model:Land Cruiser FJ
  • Exterior Color:Mustard Yellow
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:1639
  • Stock Number:136814
  • VIN:FJ40263087