1971-84 Model Year Toyota Land Cruiser Series BJ40 FJ40 FJ43 HJ45 FJ45 HJ47 FJ47

Price: US $46,900.00 Item location: Kissimmee, Florida, United States
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • SubModel: Series BJ40 FJ40 FJ43 HJ45 FJ45 HJ47 FJ47
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Ambulance Doors
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 54,000
  • Color: TBD
  • Engine size: Toyota Inline 4/6 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4/6
  • Fuel: Fule or Diesel
  • Transmission: 4/5 Speed Manual
  • Drive type: 4x4
  • Interior color: TBD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1979 Toyota Land Cruiser Series BJ40 FJ40 FJ43 HJ45 FJ45 HJ47 FJ47

Our Company:
The Vintage Company (Costa Rica) S.A. -With Over 45 Years of Combined Restoration Experience and Knowledge, We are the Leading Importer of
Full Nut and Bolt, Toyota Land Cruiser Series 40 Frame-Off Restorations from Costa Rica. All of Our Vintage Cruisers are Hand Built at Our Dedicated
Toyota Land Cruiser Factory Since 2012.

Our Goal is Singular: to Deliver the Highest Quality Toyota Series 40 Land Cruiser Restorations in the World.
So Remember, Don't Settle for Just Any Land Cruiser, Insist on a Vintage Cruiser!
To learn more about who we are and what we do please visit our home page at http://www.vintage4x4.com/or contact me directly at +1 407 624 4614
Estimated Completion Date:
We are pleased to bring you this listing for a "restoration-in-progress" with an estimated completion date of December 15, 2016. To all our current
and future customers, this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of our pre-completion discount of more than $4,500.00 off our standard restoration
pricing. As always, if our Toyota Land Cruisers are not pre-sold in advance beforecompletionand shipping, we will resume with standard pricing
and re-list them upon arrival at the port of Miami in the USA.
Quality Guarantee:
Simply put, if it's not welded on then it's taken off!
All of our restorations are full, nut and bolt frame-off restorations and NOT partial or frame-on restorations. We guarantee that bolt for bolt, you willreceive
the highest quality FRAME-OFF restoration available today at the best possible price. Guaranteed!

The Vintage Company IS NOT like most of the other Toyota Land Cruiser exporters operating out of Costa Rica. We DO NOT purchase vehicles and
restore them out of someone's residential and/or makeshift garage. We are a fully registered Costa Rican limited liability company (Societa Anonima),
with a proper export license, operating out of our very own state of the art 20,000+ SQFT dedicated Toyota Land Cruiser Factory, which is located in
the hear of the coffee belt, deep in the mountains of the surrounding San Jose area. Almost all of our Toyota Land Cruisers are sourcedfrom local
coffeeplantation owners.
To learn more about our extensive restoration process please visithttp://www.vintage4x4.com/restoration-process.phpor contact me directly at +1 407 624 4614
Deposit/Payment Terms:
1. $2,000.00 Non-refundable Instant Deposit DueImmediatelyUpon Conclusion of the Listing (via PayPal)2. $15,000.00Due Within 72hrs ofConclusion of the Listing (via Certified Funds or Wire Transfer)*3. $15,000.00 Due Upon Primer and Painting(via Certified Funds or Wire Transfer)4. Balance Due Upon Completion and Prior to Shipping(via Certified Funds or Wire Transfer)5. Only When Using the "Buy it Now" Button, Are All Shipping and Import Duties Included (except local sales tax and registration fees).
*Note: When choosing configuration four (4) below, there is an additional deposit of US$42,000.00 with payment number (2) for a total of US$57,000.00
Within 72hrs ofConclusion of the Listing
Description of Four (4) Available Land Cruiser Configurations:
  • Base Price: US$46,900.00 ("Buy it Now" Price)
  • Color: Customer Selected
  • Make: Toyota
  • Series FJ/BJ40 (1971-84 Model Year)
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Engine: F Type (Fuel) or B Type (Diesel)
  • Drivetrain: 4 Wheel Drive (4WD)
  • Body Style: 2 Door
  • Trim: Hard or Soft Top
  • Build: Full Frame-Off
  • Base Price: US$46,900.00 ("Buy it Now" Price) + US$3,000.00 = US$49,900.00
  • Color: Customer Selected
  • Make: Toyota
  • Series FJ/BJ43 (1971-84 Model Year)
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Engine: F Type (Fuel) or B Type (Diesel)
  • Drivetrain: 4 Wheel Drive (4WD)
  • Body Style: 2 Door
  • Trim: Hard or Soft Top
  • Build: Full Frame-Off
  • Base Price: US$46,900.00 ("Buy it Now" Price) + US$8,000.00 = US$54,900.00
  • Color: Customer Selected
  • Make: Toyota
  • Series FJ/HJ45 (1971-84 Model Year)
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Engine: F Type (Fuel) or B Type (Diesel)
  • Drivetrain: 4 Wheel Drive (4WD)
  • Body Style: 2 Door Pickup
  • Trim: Hard Top
  • Build: Full Frame-Off
  • Base Price: US$46,900.00 ("Buy it Now" Price) + US$42,000.00 = US$88,900.00
  • Color: Customer Selected
  • Make: Toyota
  • Series FJ/HJ47 (1971-84 Model Year)
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Engine: H Type 14B (Diesel)
  • Drivetrain: 4 Wheel Drive (4WD)
  • Body Style: 4 Door Pickup
  • Trim: Hard or Safari Soft Top
  • Build: Full Frame-Off (Custom Build)
Our restoration philosophy is quite simple. Do one thing and do it really well.
This is precisely why the Vintage Cruiser Co. only specializes in the restoration of the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser. In fact, our love for the brand shows in
everything that we do, and grows with every frame-off restoration we complete. It is this singular focus, which inspires us to deliver the finest Toyota Land
Cruiser restorations in the world.
It all starts with a solid foundation and then we build up from there. As part of our rigorous selection criteria, every restoration candidate we inspect must have
a solid chassis, little to no body rust, and above all, matching numbers.
Only the Best-Kept Land Cruisers are Chosen to be Reborn as Vintage Cruisers.
Unlike many of our competitors, we only perform full, nut and bolt, frame-off restorations.
What this simply means is that we completely disassemble each and every Toyota Land Cruiser down to its chassis as part of our
demanding restoration process. Every single part that is removed is meticulously photographed, inspected, catalogued and stored in its own dedicated
locker corresponding to each Vintage Cruiser we build.
If It’s Not Welded On, Then It’s Taken Off!
We first hand scrape and then we sand blast each and every body panel, and the chassis, to bare metal.
Why do wehand scrapebefore we sand blast if sand blasting strips all the paint off the metal to begin with? Becauseeven
thoughit's labor intensive, hand scraping is considerably easier on the metal than sandblasting.
Hand Scraping First, and Then Sand Blasting Ensures That the Metal is not Damaged!
After we hand scrape, we sand blast each metal substrate to remove the remaining paint.
Sand blasting is a process whereby fine grains of sand are blasted at the metal using compressed air in order to strip the
paint revealing the true condition of the metal underneath.

Our goal is to preserve the integrity of the original body panels and metalwork so that we can guarantee a factory finish when
our restorations are completed.

We Have Found That This Two Step Process is Optimal in Achieving This Goal!
After we hand scrape and sand blast each metal substrate, it is often necessary to fix rusted out and corroded areas
that were previously not visible.
We have a strict policy of only using new sheet metal to fix all affected areas. In fact, unlike many of our competitors, we have the resources
(original and reproduction dies and molds) to reproduce virtually any Land Cruiser body panel to Toyota specifications. We never have
to use fiberglass (except as Toyota originally used for the roof) and/or putty to restore our Vintage Cruisers.
The End Result is a Pristine Canvas That We Can Finish to Original Toyota Factory Specifications!
We apply a two step etch priming process to every substrate that has been hand scraped and sand blasted to ensure the highest
level of rust proofing available.
Why do we use a two step etch primer? Because original body panels are normally and originally galvanized and/or electro-coated to
provide protection from corrosion, and hand scraping and sand blasting the metal removes this protection and opens up
the substrate to potential corrosion.
Etch Priming is the Only Way to Properly Re-seal the Substrate from Corrosion!
Once the Vintage CruiserTM has been re-sealed with our two step etch priming process, we apply five coats of Glasurit
automotive paint, always matching the original Toyota color codes for the particular year and model unless the client has
specified otherwise. We then wet sand all the surfaces with 2000, 3000, and 5000 fine grit sand paper before we buff the paint
to a deep brilliant gloss using 3M polish. Finally, we apply three layers of clear coat to shield the finish from the elements.
Every Vintage Cruiser We Restore Looks Like It Came Straight Off the Assembly Line!
Every Toyota Land Cruiser we restore receives a complete mechanical overhaul of every major component of the powertrain
and drivetrain. We leave no stone unturned and completely disassemble and rebuild the engine, transmission, transfer case,
clutch assemblies, and front and rear differentials.
Every engine we refurbish is fully disassembled and all major components (head, crank, pistons, rods and cam shafts) are
inspected, machined (as necessary) and fully restored to original Toyota specifications. We also completely disassemble
and rebuild the transmission, transfer case and differentials using new bearings, seals and gaskets.
We also make sure that the engine compartment of every Vintage CruiserTM is brought back to original Toyota specifications,
including the mounting of all hardware and the replacement of all reservoirs.
All Our Vintage Cruisers Are as Flawless on the Inside as They Are Beautiful on the Outside!
One of the most important stages of any restoration is the installation of the electrical system.
Every Vintage CruiserTM that we build receives a brand new wiring harness (including the relay boards, fuse blocks, fuse covers,
connectors and grounding straps), as well as a new battery, starter, voltage regulator and alternator.
The Loom is the Nerve Center of the Entire Vehicle and It is Vital That It be Installed Properly!
During the disassembly stage of our restoration process, we remove and dispose of all fuel, brake and hydraulic lines. The fuel tank
is stripped and refinished and the fuel neck is anodized to original factory specifications. Every brake line is fabricated from scratch
and new hoses, fittings and couplings are installed. The entire brake system is totally renewed with a new brake booster, pumps,
calipers, pads, bearings, rotors (or drums), seals and gaskets and so is the power steering (hydraulic) system.
If the client has requested disk brakes and/or power steering, we make the proper modifications using only genuine Toyota parts.
Every Vintage Cruiser We Modernize and Restore is as Safe as It is Fun to Drive!
Finally, we replace all worn out suspension components, including the front and rear leaf springs, bushings, U-bolts, shackles, pins,
shocks and dampener with either OEM, Old Man Emu or IRONMAN suspension components according to client specifications.
Our Vintage Cruisers are Purpose Built to Take You Anywhere!
The truth is in the details, and this has never been more true than with the Vintage Cruiser Co.
This is why we remove, clean, zinc plate, re-chrome and re-galvanize and/or anodize each trim piece and every single bolt to
ensure an original factory finish. We also replace all weather stripping, including window moldings, body seals, channel felts,
and door seals with Toyota genuine parts.
Our Ultimate Goal is to Deliver the Vintage Cruiser of Your Dreams!
As part of the interior finish, we either refurbish or completely replace the cluster with a new OEM cluster, and all labels, shift
plates and knobs are installed new. The steering wheel and column are brought back to original specifications, and all dash
knobs are completely replaced and/or restored.
We also replace the headliner, door panels and all seating surfaces, including cushions, with period correct and brand new upholstery and install all new carpeting throughout, always matching original Toyota colors and specifications unless the client instructs otherwise.
Every Part of the Cabin of a Vintage Cruiser Looks Absolutely Flawless!
This is where all the hard work pays off, and where we can finally see the results of hundreds of man hours of restoration
come together. During this final stage of production, we pay close attention to every detail and replace all emblems, front
and rear turn signal assemblies, and all doorsill plates and body hardware. At this time, we make final adjustments to all
body panels and re-adjust cabin bolts, as necessary, to ensure that the cabin is properly mounted on to the chassis.
Every Vintage Cruiser Assembly is as True and Straight as When It Came Off the Toyota Assembly Line!
Once the restoration process has been completed, the newly reborn Vintage Cruiser undergoes a throughout 150-point
inspection to ensure that it meets our exacting quality control standards. Our master mechanics then perform a final
mechanical service to ensure that all engine, drivetrain, suspension and electrical components are up to Toyota specifications
and are fine-tuned and ready for final certification.
Your Newly Reborn Vintage Cruiser Undergoes a Thorough 150-Point Inspection!
Once a final inspection has been performed, our CEO and President personally test drives the newly reborn Vintage Cruiser
through the mountains and highways of beautiful Costa Rica for a minimum of 250 miles to ensure everything is in excellent
working order. We then carefully load and secure the newly reborn Vintage Cruiser into a fully enclosed and dedicated container
and deliver it straight to our client's door step.
Spreading the “FJ Joy” One Vintage Cruiser at a Time!
Payment Method

Cash in person, certified bank draft from major US bank, or wire transfer. There is no financing and you must have the means to pay for the vehicle before bidding on the vehicle. Payment must be received in full before vehicle is processed and shipped to Buyer from Florida.

Shipping Costs

Unless otherwise indicated in the listing, Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping costs are not included in the winning bid/best offer. A flat rate of US$1750 will be charged and added to the winning bid to cover the shipping costs from Costa Rica to Miami. Buyer can then arrange to have the vehicle shipped to its final destination once cleared in the USA. Buyer is also responsible for the shipping costs within the USA. We can assist with recommending a reputable and economical shipper within the USA. However, Buyer is under no obligation to use recommended shipper. Buyer further understands that said recommendation DOES NOT constitute and endorsement by The Vintage Company insofar as any of the services and/or reliability of the recommended shipping company and Buyer assumes full responsibility for any and all transactions between such. Shipping costs, within the USA, usually range between US$750-US$1250, but shipping charges may vary depending on the ultimate destination.


It is further agreed that Buyer assumes full liability for the vehicle upon payment of the deposit. It is strongly advised that Buyer secures transit insurance in the amount equal to or greater than the listing price of the vehicle in order to cover the vehicle against theft or loss during the entire journey from Costa Rica to Buyer’s ultimate destination. Shipping insurance, to insure the vehicle, is provided only during transit between the shipping warehouse in Costa Rica and the port in Miami, and is included as part of the “administrative and documentation fees” as outlined under the “Fees and Taxes” section of this agreement. The Buyer should secure coverage for all other portions (legs) of the journey.

Buyer Inspection

We have done our best to describe every vehicle as accurately as possible and have disclosed all of the information known to us about every vehicle. However, we do realize that tastes and descriptions are highly subjective, so we do encourage each and every purchaser to fully inspect the vehicle before making any offers, either in person, or via an agent (mechanic, appraisal service, etc.). Please make arrangements for the inspections prior to purchase. All inspection expenses, if any, are the responsibility of the buyer and are in addition to the final agreed upon price.


There is no warranty expressed or implied and the vehicle(s) herein is/are sold in “AS-IS” condition unless otherwise noted in the vehicle description.

Fees and Taxes

Buyer(s) are also responsible for all applicable state and local tax, title and license fees in both Florida (initial title work) and/or the Buyer(s) home state (title transfer) and these fees are in addition to the final agreed upon price. Buyer(s) will also be charged an additional administrative, insurance and documentation fee of US$750, which will be added to the final agreed upon price, to cover the Costa Rican DMV transfer and notary fees, import documentation costs and limited transit insurance coverage pursuant to the “Liability” section of this agreement. All incoming and outgoing wire transfer fees and courier costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer and are in addition to the final agreed upon price.


Our vehicle(s) are also listed locally and with other search engines and we therefore reserve the right to take them off the market at any time if the vehicle is sold or otherwise becomes unavailable before the vehicle is paid in full.


We will be happy to communicate through telephone, email or the eBay message system, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have using any of these methods. We will do our best to respond to your questions within 24hrs but often respond within minutes. If there is anything you are not sure about, please ask before you make an offer. Once a bid/best offer is placed and/or accepted, the purchaser can not retract his/her bid/best offer on the grounds that something was not clear in the listing description.

Governing Law

The purchaser is entering into a legally binding contract so govern yourself accordingly. This contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida.

Jurisdiction and Venue

The Parties agree that any action and/or proceeding arising out of or related to this contract shall be instituted only in the ninth (9th) judicial district court of the state of Florida in Orange or Osceola County. Each Party consents and submits to the jurisdiction of such court(s) and agrees that venue therein shall be proper and convenient. In any such action or proceeding in such court(s), each Party waives any right to raise any objection based upon improper venue, lack of jurisdiction, or inconvenient forum. In connection with any such action or proceeding, each Party consents to personal jurisdiction of such court(s) and agrees service of process may be effected by United States mail.


Except as otherwise expressly provided in this contract, all claims, controversies or disputes arising out of or related to this contract, or any breach thereof, shall be resolved by binding arbitration in the city of Kissimmee or Orlando, in the state of Florida, as provided herein, and arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator mutually selected by the parties pursuant to JAMS rules and procedures. The arbitrator(s) shall strictly enforce all provisions of this contract except to the extent applicable law requires otherwise. The arbitrator(s) shall have no authority to grant either Party punitive, exemplary, consequential or other special damages of any kind. Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Liquidated Damages

If Buyer breaches his/her obligation to complete this transaction by not paying the full balance of the purchase price of the vehicle, including any and all additional charges which are to be added the winning bid/best offer, and/or for any other reason pursuant to the terms and conditions provided for in this contract, Buyer shall pay Seller the sum of $5,000.00 as liquidated damages. The aforementioned liquidated damages sum is in addition to any deposit required by Seller upon the close of this Auction. The parties agree that since the restoration of old vehicles is a costly and time consuming enterprise, which requires a positive cash-flow in order to complete the vehicles on time and on budget, that quantifying losses arising from Buyer’s breach of this contract is inherently difficult insofar as a breach may impact the Seller’s reputation and/or Seller’s ability to continue to deliver the highest quality restoration(s) to its customers, and further stipulate that the agreed upon sum is not a penalty, but rather a reasonable measure of damages, based upon the Seller’s experience in the vehicle restoration business and given the nature of the losses that may result from such a breach. In the event the liquidated damages clause set forth herein is found to be penal in nature because it gives the aggrieved party the option to invoke it, the parties agree that the liquidated damages provision shall apply and the option shall be null and void.

Attorney Fees

In any action, proceeding, or arbitration pursuant to this contract, the court or the arbitration panel, as applicable (the “tribunal”), shall award to the prevailing Party all of such Party’s costs related to the controversy (including without limitation attorneys’ fees and out-of-pocket expenses). Where each Party prevails in part, the tribunal shall award to each Party that part of its costs which the tribunal deems allocable to those issues as to which such Party prevailed.

Limitation of Action

Except as set forth below, neither Party shall bring any action or institute any proceeding related, directly or indirectly, to this contract more than three (3) months after the Party initiating the action or proceeding knew (or reasonably should have known) of the essential facts giving rise to the underlying cause of action or more than one-hundred and twenty (120) days from the initial purchase.

Integrated Agreement

This contract is an integrated agreement and (including without limitation subsequently effective Ancillary Documents) constitutes the entire Agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes and replaces any and all prior agreements or arrangements between the Parties, whether oral or written. This agreement is subject to the parol evidence rule. Furthermore, each of the Parties acknowledges that no other party, nor any agent or attorney of any other party, has made any promise, representation, or warranty whatsoever, and acknowledges that the Party has not executed or authorized the execution of this Agreement in reliance upon any such promise, representation or warranty, that is not expressly contained herein.


Each Party and/or their attorneys have participated fully in the review and acceptance of this contract. Any rule of construction to the effect that ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party will not apply with respect to this contract.

No Waiver

The failure of either Party hereto to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms or condition of this contract shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any rights or remedies of such Party in respect of any other provision hereof or in respect of any subsequent breach or default under such term or condition.


This contract will enure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto, and their respective administrators, successors, and permitted assigns.


No amendment or variation to this contract will operate to change or vary the terms, obligations or conditions hereof except upon mutual agreement by both parties signed by an authorized representative of each party.


In the event that any provision(s) of this contract is/are determined to be invalid and/or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, in any jurisdiction, the remainder of the contract will remain in full force and effect without said provision in said jurisdiction and such determination will not affect the validity or enforceability of such provision or the contract in any other jurisdiction.

Satisfaction Guarantee

The complete satisfaction of your purchase is our top priority. We therefore guarantee that the vehicle that you purchase from us is exactly as described in the listing or your money back (less any shipping, administrative, and export/importation fees). This provision only applies to vehicles which have been purchased “sight unseen” and DOES NOT APPLY TO VEHICLES WHICH HAVE BEEN CUSTOMIZED AT THE REQUEST OF THE BUYER WHETHER OR NOT PURCHASED “SIGHT UNSEEN.” Winning bidder shall have 48hrs from the time he/she takes possession or 25 additional miles on the odometer to inspect the vehicle and to contact us about canceling the deal. However, should winning bidder choose to cancel the deal, he/she will be considered in breach of this contract and the winning bidder shall remain responsible for the initial cost(s) of shipping the vehicle from Costa Rica to Miami, Florida, and for any and all additional shipping costs within the USA, and for any and all return shipping costs to Costa Rica, any and all administrative, and/or importation fees, taxes and duties both to initially export and import the vehicle into the USA from Costa Rica and to re-export and re-import the vehicle from the USA to Costa Rica. The purchaser shall also be responsible for any and all damage that occurs to the vehicle until the vehicle is returned and has been physically delivered and received by The Vintage Company. Once again, we want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase!

Electronic Signature Clause

By bidding and/or clicking on the “Buy it Now” button of this auction, you and the registered owner of the eBay account used to participate in this auction, is/are signing thisAgreement electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of yourmanual signature on this Contract and you unequivocally consent to be legally boundby the terms and conditions of this Contract. You further agree that your use of a key pad,mouse or other device to select an item, button, icon or similar act/action, or to otherwiseprovide The Vintage Company instructions via the eBay website, or in accessing or making any transaction regarding any contract, acknowledgement, consent terms, disclosures or conditions constitutes your signature (hereafter referred to as "E-Signature"), acceptance and agreement as if actually signed by you in writing. You also agree that no certification authority or other third party verification is necessary to validate your E-Signature and that the lack of such certification or third party verification will not in any way affect the enforceability of your E-Signature or any resulting contract between you and The Vintage Company. You also represent that you are authorized to enter into this Agreement for all person(s) who own or are authorized to access any of your eBay accounts and that such person(s) will be bound by the terms of this Contract. You further agree that each use of your E-Signature in connection with this and/or any other eBay auction that you participate in, that is brought to you by The Vintage Company, constitutes your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Contract as they exist on the date and time of your E-Signature.