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1976 Toyota Land Cruiser






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I6 4.2L
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Up for sale is a genuine two owner 42,000 mile Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser barn find. I bought it from a man who collects tractors. He had been trying to get a look at a few tractors he had heard about on a ranch outside of Farmersville, Texas. Long story short, this FJ40 was in the same barn and he made a deal on it and two tractors. Originally sold in Thomasville, Georgia, the second owner purchased it in 1996 with 31,000 miles on it. She drove it around her rural property and into town occasionally. This FJ40 is remarkably complete, unmolested, unmodified and in perfect running order. Everything works as it should including the original Toyota AM/FM radio, gauges, heater/fan, exterior and interior lights, lock cylinders (with original keys), wipers and even includes the original plug in "shop light", jack and tool kit. A Realistic CB radio is mounted to the factory center console and will still be working when that cell phone is disabled during the coming zombie apocalypse. Mechanically it is flawless. Motor starts right up, runs cool and pulls strong. No smoke, no drips. Clutch is firm and transmission shifts smooth through all four gears and reverse. Transfer case and locking hubs in proper working order. Front disk, rear drum brakes work perfectly. Steering is tight and the truck rolls straight down the road without drama at highway speed. Cosmetically the truck is straight and shows no sign of collision damage. The tub, floors, fenders, hood and doors are all original sporting the original paint and are completely rust free. There are some dings and scratches including a few small dents on a front fender and the hood reportedly caused by a goat that took a short cut across it. They are barely perceptible and although they appear correctable by PDR I kind of like the story and would never dream of removing them unless I was doing a full restoration. The frame is likewise straight and rust free. The top appears to have been repainted and may be a replacement. There is some minor corrosion on the top where the rear ambulance doors seal at the top. The glass is in excellent condition and the doors all seal and fit well. The windows roll up and down smoothly. Good, bad or indifferent, the tractor collector I purchased it from refinished the original bumpers and wheels and replaced a broken taillight lens. The BF Goodrich All Terrains show good tread and grip the road well. The front seats have been recovered with OER kits from Cruiser Corps. The rear jump seats are in perfect condition. as is the rubber floor mats, dash pads (top and bottom) and visors. The instrument cluster, dial faces and dash controls are all excellent. The steering wheel rim shows some age but has no cracks. There is no headliner installed. I have owned three FJ40's previous to this one. This is the most turnkey survivor I have ever come across. It is by far the best driving and most complete. If you like the minor patina like I do, it needs nothing. I would not hesitate to take this truck anywhere on road or off. FJ40's are iconic vehicles introduced in 1960. They enjoyed a 24 year run in the USA but were still produced and sold in other world market though 2001. Toyota literally produced millions of them but the vast majority were either driven into the ground, modified beyond recognition or allowed to rust into oblivion. Some have been restored to a point of perfection that brings close to six figures at auction. This one is somewhere in between, it is as fine a driving survivor as you will find, and could be the starting point of a 100 point restoration if you are so inclined to that sort of thing. I like the idea of owning and driving an unrestored classic car that I know if I enjoy and take care of that I will never lose money on it.

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