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Sold new in Nevada, this beautiful 1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser remained with its original owner until 2013, when it was discovered in uncommonly original condition, displaying just 39,000 miles. This FJ40 hardtop was then treated to a comprehensive bare-metal, frame-off restoration in its original color of Freeborn Red. With such modest mileage, the engine, gearbox, and balance of the drivetrain required only fresh seals, gaskets, and fluids. A new OEM starter, clutch, and radiator were fitted, and the original alternator was rebuilt with all the repairs being carried out by a Toyota certified master technician who works exclusively with FJ40s. The suspension was freshened with OEM Toyota parts including shock absorbers, tie rods, and steering stabilizer.
The original side-facing rear seats and new front seats from Cool Cruisers of Texas were reupholstered in correct gray and black vinyl. A removable custom-made roof rack aids in hauling capacity. This FJ40 is fitted with new Toyo Open Country All-Terrain tires mounted on original steel wheels, and is supplied with a jack, tool kit, owner’s manual, and trouble lamp.
Now in the care of just its fourth owner from new, this lovely FJ40 is a professionally restored example that presents well. It would be nicely suited to casual around-town enjoyment but is also eligible for vintage off-road events like the Copperstate Overland Tour.