Lot 169

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1973 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

SOLD $109,200


$60,000 - $80,000| Without Reserve




2F 040657

Car Highlights

Handsome Soft-Top FJ40 Finished in Striking Cadet Blue
Recent, Photo-Documented Restoration by Land Cruiser Specialist
Tastefully Upgraded; Fitted with Desirable Later-Specification Toyota 2F Engine
Accompanied by Tools, OEM Yellow Bottle Jack, and Restoration Summary
An Outstanding Example of Toyota’s Legendary and Iconic Off-Roader

Technical Specs

4,230 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Weber Downdraft Carburetor
135 BHP at 3,600 RPM
4-Speed Synchronized Manual Gearbox with 2-Speed Transfer Case
Hydraulic Front Disc, Rear Drum Brakes
4-Wheel Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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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.