Lot 180 - 1980 Toyota Landcruiser HJ45 ‘Troopy’
|Registration||UK Taxes Paid|
|Odometer reading||97,000 km|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £50,000|
- Fully restored
- Very rare example
Production of the first generation of the Land Cruiser began in 1951 as Toyota's version of a Jeep-like vehicle. The Land Cruiser has been produced in convertible, hardtop, station wagon and cab chassis body styles. Its reliability and longevity have led to huge popularity, especially in Australia, where it is the best-selling body-on-frame, four-wheel drive vehicle. Toyota also extensively tests the Land Cruiser in the Australian outback – considered to be one of the toughest operating environments in both temperature and terrain.
This Toyota Land Cruiser HJ45 is a right hand drive troop carrier that is finished in beige with a white top, over a black interior. Power is from a 3.6-litre diesel, inline-six, mated to a four-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. Equipment includes BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tyres, a Smittybilt winch, air conditioning, and a modern head unit with a USB input. The truck came finished in Dune Beige (416) from the factory and was refinished prior to the selling dealer’s acquisition. The hardtop features sliding side windows, a white top, and ambulance-style rear doors. A Smittybilt XRC 9,000-pound winch with a roller fairlead is mounted to the front bumper, and Teq mud flaps are fitted aft of the rear wheels. The 16 steel wheels are painted to match the body and wear BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tyres measuring 235/75. All four wheels feature dog dish hubcaps, and the truck is equipped with manually locking front hubs. Braking is handled by drums at all four corners. The cabin is painted to match the exterior and houses black Bestop front bucket seats as well as two rows of bench seats. Black vinyl mats cover the floors, and additional equipment includes manual windows and locks, an under-dash air conditioning system, and a Boss head unit with a USB input with speakers in the rear passenger compartment. A hand throttle control is located to the right of the steering wheel. A three-spoke steering wheel fronts a body-colored dash that contains a 160-km/h speedometer as well as ancillary gauges for oil pressure, fuel level, temperature, and amperage. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads approximately 97k kilometers (60k miles), though actual mileage is unknown. The 3.6-litre H diesel inline-six delivers power to the rear or all four wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. An electric cooling fan and an alternator are fitted. Over $60,000 has been spent on the refurbishment by Blalock Customs in the USA who are one of the best companies for a full restoration in the world for these types of vehicles. No expense has been spared in its refurbishment and a step-by-step photo catalogue is available. This is one of the finest examples of this extremely rare 4X4 vehicle revered worldwide as probably the best 4X4 ever made.
*The seller will pay for and apply for the first registration with the DVLA and thus have the first V5 logbook be put under the name of the buyer’
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