1982 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ42 (Factory Diesel)

Price: - Item location: San Bruno, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 170,000
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Engine size: 3B Diesel
  • Transmission: H55 5-Speed
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1982 Toyota Land Cruiser

1982 Toyota BJ42 Land Cruiser up for sale (essentially a factory diesel version of the FJ40). This is a New Zealand market/spec vehicle. It is right hand drive, which takes about 10 minutes to get used to. I bought it in Georgia and drove it to California, never missed a beat. Link with pictures at bottom.
I have owned it since 2008. Legally titled as a diesel in California. Clear title. Registration valid until April 2018. Selling as I rarely drive it and my life circumstances have changed. I have driven it less than 10k miles in the time I've owned it. Odometer (Kilometers) reads 17x,xxx.
Has the bulletproof 3B diesel engine. In 2010, I installed a brand new turbocharger kit from Turbo Glide (Australia) and new 2.5 inch exhaust, added boost gauge. Also in 2010, a rebuilt H55 5-speed transmission/T-case were installed. Turbo and 5-speed make this truck a real pleasure to drive, night and day difference. Shifting is tight, engine purrs. I run biodiesel when I can fine it, but it runs great on dino too. Factory drums on all four wheels, brakes need slight adjustment (slight pull to right side) - but I still drive it.
2008/2009: new clutch, knuckle job/bearings/seals, new brake and clutch master cylinder, water pump, water outlet housing, recore radiator, new radiator hoses rear main seal, installed digital tiny-tach, digital EGT pyrometer, engine mounts, transmission mounts, thermostat, wheel cylinders, drum shoes, had interior roll bar fabricated (NZ market didn't have them), improved oil pressure and coolant gauges replaced in factory instrument panel. Front axle is a Longfield. No rear seats.
2010: OME 2.5 suspension: springs, shocks, and front stabilizer, injector diaphram and leaking line/seals
2011: heater hoses and main valve, installed stereo.
Wheels: Pacer 310w 16x7 rims, new p225/75R16 Yokohama Geolander HTS (installed before decided to lift) were all replaced before I drove cross-country with it.
Overall condition is very good for a 35 year old vehicle. Interior seats were recovered in NZ before I bought it, in very good shape. Passenger side seat does not recline, but you could swap out seats for buckets or find hardware to allow it to recline. Has original rubber floor coverings, although driver's side is worn through. Cargo bed is not rusted. Was re-sprayed in NZ before I bought it. A nice 10ft paint job with several small areas showing imperfections. I do not see any rotted areas. Appears to be a little bondo in floorboard areas, please see pictures. Frame is solid, with normal surface rust and dirt/grime from 35 years of use. Hard top should be refinished, but gutter rails are not rusted out so it can all be refurbished and glassed. Weather stripping should be replaced.
Great candidate for restoration or turn-key drive and enjoy as is. Not many diesel 40 Series Land Cruisers left in this condition, far fewer (if any) with turbocharger and H55 already fitted!
Important: Sold as-as, where is. Non-refundable $500 paypal deposit required within 24 hours of end of auction. This is to cover listing expenses and my time to list/sell vehicle, as well as taking the vehicle off the open market. Vehicle is for sale elsewhere until and unless there is a winning bid with a paid $500 deposit. I will certainly help arrange shipping (at buyer's expense), and local pickup is OK too. SFO is closest airport.