Stunning 1978 FJ40 - 14k Miles - Frame Off Restored

Price: US $48,500.00 Item location: McKinney, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • SubModel: FJ40
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Grey
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 14,285
  • VIN: FJ40291594
  • Color: Dune Beige
  • Engine size: 2F
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

More photos can be found here.
This restored 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser began as a new Toyota purchased in Texas in 1978. The present owner bought this Land cruiser from a Lexus mechanic in the Spring of 2013. He then had the utility vehicle completely disassembled, cleaned, rust areas were all replace or made to perfection by craftsman to match original. The frame was coated with protective coating. The interior was restored to all original specs using NOS parts. All badges and exterior trim were replaced with new from Toyota. This Land Cruiser is excellent in every area from the undercarriage, engine bay, interior, and exterior. It also has the rare side by side rear entry doors and tire carrier. In total, roughly 891 hours of labor have been applied to the restoration of this perfect '78 FJ40 in the last 3 years and $18,000 in NOS parts and materials have been used to bring this '78 FJ40 to its current condition.
It's driven on a regular basis and starts right up on the first try. As depicted in the many photos, this 1978 Land Cruiser has been professionally restored back to better than factory condition. It has a few things that could be looked at. The rear heater doesn't work, the left rear door latch needs to be adjusted, and there are 3 small chips on the roof.
We are currently in an economy in which classic car values continue to consistently improve. Record prices are being paid at each consecutive auction for similar automobiles. As long as this trend continues, a vehicle of this caliber is likely to continue to appreciate in the foreseeable future.
  • New Gaskets on Windows, Doors, Top and Windshield. Oem
  • Oem Window Channels
  • New Dash. Oem
  • Rebuilt Interior Door Panels
  • Rebuilt All 4 Seats
  • New Seat Belts - 4
  • New Interior Rear View Mirror. Oem
  • New Exterior Rear View Mirrors
  • New Front Visors. Oem
  • Front Floor Rubber and Insulation
  • Rear Floor Rubber and Insulation
  • Refurbished All Dash Knobs
  • New Roof Liner.
  • 1978 Factory Manual
  • New Front Bumper Oem
  • New Front Bezel Oem
  • Rebuilt Spare Tire Carrier. Oem
  • All New Tires - Bfg 31 1050
  • New Hubcaps. Oem
  • New Turn Signals and Exterior Lights
  • New Rear View Mirrors
  • New Toyota Badges and Name Plates. Oem
  • New Hood Hooks Full
  • Factory Paint Code 416 Dune Beige Paint Inside and out
  • New Windshield.
  • All New Springs and Shackles
  • 3" Lift New Rear Gussets.
  • New Shocks
  • Steering Stabilizer
  • New Tie Rod Ends
  • New Alternator. Oem
  • New Starter. Oem
  • New Master Cylinder. Oem.
  • New Water-pump
  • New Belts and Hoses
  • New Spark Plugs
  • Refurb Oem Breather
  • New Warn Locking Hubs
  • New Rear Brake Pads
  • New Fuel Tank
  • New Front Door Swings
  • All Fluids Replaced
Body Work
  • All New Front and Rear Sheet Metal Flooring
  • New Rear Quarter Panels
  • New Front Fender Flares
  • New Right and Left Rocker Panels
  • Rotisserie Frame Off Remove Rust. Line-x.
Parts Supplied By
  • Cool Cruisers of Texas
  • Cruiser Corp Oklahoma
  • Spector Off Road California
  • Toyota Motors
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