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Through almost seven decades, the Land Cruiser has sold more than ten million examples, and has set the benchmark for durability, reliability, and off-road capability. For 1960, the Land Cruiser was redesigned and upgraded. While not dissimilar in appearance to its predecessor, the fourthgeneration FJ40 featured more rectangular arches, a bezel framing the headlamps and radiator grille, and folding jump seats in the cargo area. Mechanically, the FJ40 received an enlarged engine and low-range gearing.
This 1973 Toyota FJ40 is a desirable two-door, soft-top model finished in period-correct T449 Cadet Blue over a coral interior. It was the recipient of an approximately 1,000-hour nut-and-bolt restoration completed in 2019 by a Land Cruiser specialist with over 25 years of experience in the model. It also features an assortment of the best components, selected with safety and driveability in mind, including an uprated 4.2-liter 2F inline six-cylinder engine, H42 four-speed synchronized manual gearbox with two-speed transfer case, and power front disc brakes. Modernized, non-Toyota components include electric power steering, Old Man Emu suspension, and a custom exhaust system.
In production until 1984, the FJ40 is straightforward and built to last – qualities that have engendered affection since its beginning from owners worldwide. Accompanied by tools, jack, and restoration summary, this beautifully restored example is ready for its next adventure.