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
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
1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
Model:Land Cruiser FJ
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