For Sale: 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1981 Toyota FJ43 Land Cruiser is ideal for distinction on or off-road. It's a restored classic SUV with a tall 4x4 stance and plenty of wilderness-ready components. But this is also a unique classic with the seldom-seen longer wheelbase. And it flaunts its rarity with bright paint and the best in modern upgrades.


One look at this 4x4 and you just want to go on an expedition. After all, the tall stance and snorkel air intake are ready for anything. And the steel front bumper has a 12,000 lbs. winch integrated. The red paint has a nice gloss and shine to show off the good body panels, but you also know it's a classic that's not afraid to have some fun. But there's more to this one. The grille and hood latches are done in chrome, and you can tell there was a solid restoration investment in all the fresh-looking details - right down to the wheel wells and bolts. The sharp-looking 20-inch alloys that look like they were borrowed from a modern Tundra. They go with rugged pieces like the rear fender flares and diamond plate side steps. It really gives this one the feeling of a nice mix of style and substance in one cohesive package.


Not only does the soft top have the kind of tautness that tells you it's newer, but it also gives you a ton of versatility. You can roll up the sides for a cool look and cool breeze ventilation, or you can fold it all up to quickly give you a full convertible. These FJs are meant to be open to the world, and so everything is built to stay robust. The vinyl on the seats feels both fresh and nearly bulletproof. There's also a matching durable vinyl on the floor, and the door panels are a simple painted steel. The gauges are clean and hardy. The longer wheelbase is handy to give more space in the rear. That's nice when utilizing the opposing jump seats. And there's even a rubber mat on the floor so it makes it even easier to use this extra space for cargo. But while all of this goes to the heart or the robust and versatile FJ spirit we love, this one also adds in the right modern comforts. The front seats are modern high-back units with good bolstering and headrests. They added provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) And your driving music has been fully upgraded to an AM/FM touchscreen unit that also runs the sat nav and Bluetooth.


Just like the rest of the vehicle, the engine bay has been given extra attention to keep this proper and tidy. The FJ40 Land Cruiser was such a capable machine that it was in production for nearly a quarter-century, and the F-series inline-six motor has been the backbone of Toyota toughness. So it's great to have the 4.2-liter unit, which was the largest of the series. You get to take better advantage of this motor thanks to an upgraded five-speed manual transmission The two-speed 4x4 transfer case, lifted suspension, and M/T tires allow this impressive classic to still live up to its go-anywhere reputation. But as you look at the undercarriage photos, you can see a fresh style that tells you this one has spent most of its time on the pavement. That's why you also have great anytime driving features like power steering, power brakes, and front discs.


The longer wheelbase FJ43 is a true legend, and this one delivers on the look and capability while also being easy to enjoy around town. It's the total package, and it's ready to turn heads. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
  • Listing ID:CC-1542723
  • Price:$59,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Toyota
  • Model:Land Cruiser FJ
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:978
  • Stock Number:3206-TPA
  • VIN:FJ43104869

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Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559
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