Rare 1983 FJ40 with AC, PS fully restored!

Price: US $57,000.00 Item location: Van Nuys, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: FJ Cruiser
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Base Sport Utility 2-Door
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 102
  • VIN: JT3FJ40C9D3364368
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 4.2L 4227CC l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: AWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1983 Toyota FJ Cruiser

This Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is one of only an estimated 300 examples imported to the United States for the final year in 1983. A list celebrity was the previous owner. It was restored as frame off restoration by TLC in Van Nuys, CA. Considered to be one of the most unforgettable off-road SUV's of all time, the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ 40 was part of the Toyota Landcruiser 40 series.For 1981, the FJ40 was updated with a split transfer case. This allowed for smooth "shift on the fly" from 2WD to 4WD with the hubs locked at up to 50 MPH. The FJ40 buyer was now given the option of relocating the rear heater to between the front seats. The optional heater now had its own heater valve and ash tray for the comfort and convenience of the rear seat passengers.To help the Land Cruiser take bumps more smoothly, the leafs springs were lengthened and widened slightly. The eyelets were also enlarged to allow for larger bushings. This made the bushings last longer and gave slightly more cushion to the suspension. The drawback to this design change for those of us who own ‘81-’84 FJ40s is that, as of this writing, there are no after market springs made for them.In 1982, the only significant change to the FJ40 was to the interior. The dome light could be automatically actuated by the opening of the driver or passenger door. The final change to the FJ40 was for the 1983 model year. These changes were done mostly for other markets, since in 1983 Toyota exported only 300 FJ40s to the USA. The dash was updated with a clock, a more modern slide out ash tray and intermittent wipers. These changes carried the FJ40 through the remainder of 1983 and through 1984.
Suspension has been replaced with Old Man EMU stock/light duty suspension kit with all new joints and bushings. No rust or any accidents! Everything works and drives like a dream. Both heater and AC work very well. Engine and transmission in perfect condition. Leak down and compression test has been done. Engine up to specs. Pulls strong without any issues.
Paint and body are in great shape. Small minor scratches on front right door glass. Stereo has been updated. Everything else is 100% original stock. FJ is located in California with clean title and Montana registration but it can be registered in CA.
This FJ will have limited warranty on power-train. 3 days or 1000 miles warranty is offered to new buyer. Seller can help with shipping, inspection or registration.