1970 Toyota Landcruiser FJ 40 4x4 Hardtop Ford 390 motor Hot Rod Japanese Jeep

Price: US $15,500.00 Item location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Trim: FJ 40
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 70,580
  • VIN: FJ4078676
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: Ford 390 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: 3 speed manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ 40

1970 Toyota FJ 40 Land Cruiser
This FJ 40 is a California barn find Hot Rodpowered by a Ford FE 390 motor adapted to the FJ original 3 speed manual transmission. It is some what of a sleeper due to its exterior stock appearance. The FJ runs and drives very well and does not over heat even in 100 degreeweather in bumper to bumper traffic and it is completely roadworthy as she sits right now down to the brand new BFG's on her. I am certainly no expert on these but I have been around a few and bought this one due to its straight body and very nice hard top, rust free doors, and with its solid floors. I am super impressed with the overall condition of this FJ and how well the doors and rear barn doors operate and fit. This is a great opportunity to buy one that is well built and runs great but where you still can finish it off the way you want, in your own style or just drive it the way it is because it's patina is pretty cool! You will notice on the passenger door where the paint chipped off it looks like rust but its only surface and the door is solid just like the driver's side. Please feel free to set up an appointment to see and drive this FJ. If your in the market for one that you can drive and have fun with, once you see it in person this will be the one! Please email us with any questions.
FJ History:

Appropriately, the FJ Land Cruiser formed the backbone of the Toyota brand and became the emissary of Japanese engineering and much of the world’s first experience with Toyota. The FJ was decidedly a military vehicle at first–like the Jeep and Land Rover–but quickly spread worldwide as a fantastic method of transporting people or cargo in places that didn’t have well-maintained roads (or any at all!) for uses as varied as farming to ambulances to deserts to rock climbing. After making it up to the 6th station of Mt. Fuji on ashowcase run in 1951, the FJ captured the attention of not only groups like the Japanese Forest Service but also makers of Jeep. Successive FJ models morphed from the brusque military style to a more comfortable and functional ride with improvements like more room in the interior as well as softer springs.

Toyota’s FJ series is positively famous for not breaking down–which is why you can still find authentic antique FJs all over the world in working condition (at the very least, you can findsuitable samplesfor restoration). Since it’s used for so many purposes, it seems almost fitting that there are nearly countless configurations in the FJ Series from wheelbase height to the type of covering for the roof and more.The Japanese approach to engineering critically rests on the relentless pursuit of perfection. It’s not good enough to have the mentality of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”; they would prefer that it never break at all. Why replace something when you can build it right the first time? Given that, it’s no surprise that the quality and durability of the FJ’s transmission and suspension is legendary. The leaf spring suspension is particularly worth mentioning: it’s absolutely suited for a heavy vehicle like the FJ, spreading the weight around more evenly, plus it actually alleviates the need for additional weight from extra parts that you would need with coil suspension.The electrical system tends to survive just about anything you throw at it. It’s truly unmatched in terms of reliability and superiority for cars of this era–especially when you consider the beating many FJs have endured over their lifetimes in conditions most vehicles can barely handle for a day of driving.

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