1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40 rebuilt engine 35" tires lift kit, nice condition

Price: US $6,408.00 Item location: Mason City, Iowa, United States
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Trim: DeLux
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 69,557
  • Engine size: Modified Upgraded Original Engine
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: 3-Speed Manual with 4x4
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Toyota Land Cruiser

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You are looking at a 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40. These are by far the most iconic production vehicle Toyota Motor Corporation has ever built. They changed little in the 29 years this model was made.This is one of the more desirable years for the FJ-Series. They have a removable top & doors & flip-down windshield for open-air driving fun 4x4 go-anywhere capability and rugged good looks that are second-to-none! You canfind a whole array of aftermarket soft-top configurations or even a factory FJ-45 hard-top pickup half-cab for this vehicle; making it a very versatile SUV pickup 4x4 convertible combo! They feature an overhead valve inline 6 cylinder engine rugged frame-on-body construction & solid front & rear axles with sealed-ball type u-joints so you can cross creeks & rivers without having to re-pack your wheel-bearings with grease.

One might not guess it from their relatively little size but these rigs are built really tough! Even with their short wheel-base they handle much better than CJ Jeeps on loose gravel roads & such and are not as squirrely in my experience. Land Cruisers have been used in Safari Expeditions all around the World for the past 60 years and have tried & true off-road capability! With 10 windows there are no blind-spots in these babies! This one we have for sale remains mostly original but with a few modern upgrades.

This vehicleonly has 69557 miles on it.This is a non power-steering model but has power brakes. The dash switches and levers are all still intact which is pretty uncommon for these vehicles. The engine was rebuilt and freshened up with Clifford 6=8 Performance Parts exhaust headers and a modern high-energy ignition system for performance fuel-mileage & reliability. There are lots of new parts such as belts hoses valve-cover air-cleaner alternator battery battery cables distributor ignition box Live Wires brand spark-plug wires starter electric fuel-pump etc. etc. The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears just as it should. The four-wheel-drive transfer-case works flawlessly and there are lockout hubson the front axle (for free-wheeling when not in use to save on fuel). The brakes are in great shape and freshened up in the not too distant past. This vehicle doesn’t drip fluids on the ground when parked and is neat as a pin under the hood.

The headliner is missing and will need to be replaced (if you care about such things)... otherwise some sound-deadening roll-on coating could be applied and call it "done". The seats were upholstered in sort of a burlap-type fabric which has scenes depicting outdoorsman type stuff like fishing and canoeing on it. It's not for everyone but something that the previous owner likely paid a lot of money to have done. I ALMOST got out the vinyl & carpet dye and just sprayed them all one color (beige gray or black)... but decided to leave them be in case the next owner is in love with it. The dash pad is in decent shape but has a couple spiderweb cracks in it.

So many FJ-40s have been altered with gas-sucking Chevy V8s & the like. This one has a few mods but remains mostly original & unmolested. We’ve priced it far cheaper than comparable other Land Cruisers on eBay. Despite being 43 years old and not a 100-point show vehicle... it's a very decent daily driver... a collectible classic 4x4 built with Toyota quality!

Thanks for looking and we welcome anyone to come inspect this vehicle in person throughout the duration of the auction or arrange an inspection at one of the local garages in town (which we can drop it off at) but by bidding on this vehicle you acknowledge that it is being sold As Is with no warranty. A scan of the front and back of the clean title can be provided to you and a $250 security deposit is due within 5 days of auction’s end via PayPal or money order. If you intend on having this vehicle delivered a wire-transfer or cashier’s check is preferred and Atlas Auto Shippers (888) 285-2706 or David Irving (612) 709-3150 would be a couple of great recommendations. They have competently moved many classic cars around the country for me with careful track-records and are very competitively priced transporters. The title and vehicle will be released upon the clearing of funds. If additional time is needed to get it picked up storage is not a problem but please have it paid for within 2 weeks of auction’s end either way. If picking this vehicle up in person please bring cash for the remainder of payment (or a cashier's check from a National bank chain like Wells Fargo or Bank of America so we can go right down and verify the funds on the spot at a local branch here in my town). Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

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Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40

On Jun-21-15 at 22:16:29 PDT seller added the following information:

Correction: This model year has a total of 8 windows not 10 as I stated (some models have extra little air-vent windows). Didn't want people to think I couldn't count. :)