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Lot 152

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1973 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

SOLD $73,700

Estimate

$75,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

FJ400147241

Car Highlights

Beautifully Preserved, Two-Owner Example
Open Version of the Venerable FJ40
Classic Color Combination
Over 40 Years of Long-Term Museum Ownership and Display
Shows Fewer than 400 Recorded Miles

Technical Specs

3,900 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Aisan Carburetor
125 HP at 3,600 RPM
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front and Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the chassis number printed in the catalogue contained one extra digit and should read FJ40147241.

Register to Bid

Toyota began production of the FJ40 Series in 1960 and continued for 24 years, a nod to its durability and popularity. According to the owner, this Land Cruiser is largely original, making it a rare and exceptional example of the FJ40 line.

This example was purchased new in 1973 by Richard C. Paine Jr. and registered to the Seal Cove Auto Museum in Maine. The FJ40 was minimally used and kept by the museum for decades. In 2008, the Land Cruiser was acquired by the Malamut Auto Museum in Thousand Oaks, California, where it underwent some minor mechanical work to return it to running condition, while the seats and top were carefully restored in correct materials.

While most of these enthusiastic globetrotters have traveled thousands of miles, the odometer reading on this Land Cruiser may very well be correct in displaying under 400 total miles, considering the condition of the factory Ivory White paint, the pedals, and the motor, which still carries factory stickers.

This amazing time-capsule FJ40 is presented with desirable features, such as a folding windshield plus removable doors and a folding canvas roof for the ultimate open-air experience. It is an ideal choice for any collector seeking a well-preserved example of this globally beloved design.