Price: US $82,995.00 Item location: United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • SubModel: BJ41
  • Type: SUV
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 7,100
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 3.2 Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ41

Toyota Land Cruisers are still hot in the market, nd this 1979 BJ41 is the one to own. Not only is it just one of two BJ41 models known in the US, ut it was recently treated to a cost-no-object restoration that cost in excess of $100,000. The rarest, ost capable, nd most beautifully restored Land Cruiser anywhere is right here and ready to go.Thanks to the comprehensive restoration, his truck looks pretty much like it would have the moment it arrived home in your garage in 1979. The bright yellow paint is a familiar sight on these boxy trucks, nd the white top and trim pieces add to its functional, afari-ready look. You can examine it up close and find a few very minor flaws, ut if it were perfect, ell, ou probably won't want to use it as intended, nd that would really be a shame. But at any show, his one stands head and shoulders above the others, oth in its execution and in its attention to detail. As one of the very last of the BJ-series Land Cruisers, t has every update available and as I mentioned, nly one other one is known to have been imported to the US, o you'll always have the respect and admiration of other off-road fans. It hasn't been modified or upgraded, nd wears its simple bumpers, versized marker lights on the front fenders, nd big spare tire mounted out back, ll ready to go have an adventure once again.The interior takes a few liberties, he most notable being the black seats with yellow piping. Yes, his one is right-hand drive, hich is how the last of the Land Cruisers were delivered (meaning: anywhere except the US). There's also an aftermarket tachometer tucked neatly into the dash just to the right of the steering wheel, ut that piece and the seat covers appear to be the only modifications. The thin-rimmed steering wheel, he simple gauges, nd the no-nonsense floor coverings all speak to the Land Cruiser's off-roading DNA. The 4-speed manual transmission will feel familiar, ven if you're shifting it with your left hand and you'll probably discover that it takes no time at all to get comfortable with sitting on the "wrong" side of the car. The rear area features the traditional fold-down seats and plenty of cargo space, ll of which is beautifully restored.Restored using NOS parts imported from Australia and Japan, he 3.2 liter inline-six diesel engine is the one you always wanted in your Land Cruiser. With huge torque at low RPM, t's ideal for off-roading. It's fully rebuilt and runs beautifully, ith just 7100 miles since the restoration was finished. The engine bay was obviously well detailed when the restoration was finished, ut it does show a few signs of use today, hich is certainly no crime. It starts easily using the glow plugs (there's a switch on the dash) and while the 93 horsepower may seem modest, t's the big torque that makes this one fun to drive on or off road. You'll note it runs on a 24-volt electrical system, hich was typical of diesel powerplants in distant lands, nd there's a giant radiator up front designed to keep it cool under all conditions. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts easily and it appears that the transmission and axles are correctly coded and original to the vehicle as well. There's a fresh exhaust system, ew shocks, nd a tidy undercarriage that probably hasn't seen any off-road action since the restoration was complete. The only other modification is those big 33x10.5-15 BFGoodrich Radials, ut they look so good, ou'll never think twice about it.Rare, eautifully finished, nd ready to enjoy, his is a blue-chip Land Cruiser that will satisfy the most demanding off-road enthusiast. Call today!