Lot 227 - 1981 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser
|Odometer reading||79,500 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
The Toyota Land Cruiser, in its many sizes and configurations, has had a long and successful history of reliable service through the most rugged of conditions. Patterned after the ubiquitous Jeep and Land Rover utility vehicles, the Land Cruiser demonstrated that Toyota could produce much more than just economical cars. Introduced in 1960, it was available as the FJ40 series (with F engines) but also BJ40/41/42 (short wheelbase), BJ43/44/46 (middle wheelbase) or HJ45/47 (long wheelbase). In line with this, a number of chassis options were also available with half cabs, soft tops and doors and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. They became indispensable in unsettled and remote areas of the world, hauled safaris through Africa, developed a devoted following among America's off-road culture and have spawned a host of imitators. Finding a good vintage example of these archetypical utility vehicles can be difficult.
This classic righthand drive example was imported recently from Bali in Indonesia where it has spent all of its 79,500 miles. It is well equipped with air conditioning and power steering as well as the usual refinements you would expect to find on a 4WD vehicle such as multiple tow hooks, towing eyes and a hitch to the rear. The alloy wheels and tyres are larger than normal with extended wheel arches to match and the rear cabin benefits from folding seats for added load capacity if required. In sound condition throughout, this now collectable off-road jeep will be UK registered and carry a fresh 12 month MoT test certificate prior to sale.