1983 Toyota FJ43 Comprehensive restoration
- Make: Toyota
- Model: FJ Cruiser
- Type: SUV
- Trim: FJ43 Land Cruiser
- Year: 1983
- Mileage: 80,000
- VIN: 00000000000000000
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 4.2L
- Number of cylinders: 6 cylinder
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed Want to buy? Contact seller!
1983 Toyota FJ Cruiser
- Comprehensive restoration
- Rare Tan canvas top
- Built for Colombian export
- Original Toyota 4.2L 6-cylinder carbureted engine
- Factory 4-speed manual transmission
- 4-wheel drive
- 4-wheel drum brakes
- Correct Blue with Gray interior
- Rare factory center dash trim
- Believed to be 80.000 kilometers
The FJ-40 series of Toyota Land Cruisers came to an end with the 1984 FJ-70 model release, but not before some unique examples had been imported from the manufacturer into the Americas. This medium-wheelbase four-wheel-drive 1983 FJ-43 would be on that list as one of the rarer examples. First launched in 1960, these versatile off-road vehicles have gained a steady following in following decades, with examples unravished by over-use finding status in today’s collectors market. The medium-length wheelbase versions are considered harder to find than the shorter FJ-40 or longer FJ-45 series model.
The appeal of this off-road machine, originally built for Columbian export, is multifold. The subject of a comprehensive restoration, the blue exterior paint is accented by a rare Tan canvas soft top and Gray interior, all correct for this car. It is powered by Toyota’s 4.2L inline-6 cylinder engine, a carbureted example that is original to this vehicle; behind this is a 4-speed manual transmission coupled to factory differentials through a 2-speed transfer case. The FJ-43 rides on four six-lug 15-inch wheels and an all-drum brake design, featuring a front-mounted winch, rear-mounted spare with custom cover, and fixed rear tow ball.
This FJ-43’s interior features facing rear jump seats, giving it the unique potential as a private transport vehicle. It also the rare center dash trim cluster, floor shift, radio and passenger side grab bar.