1979 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser 1 Owner 28k Original Miles ONE-OF-A-KIND VERY RARE
Price: US $79,500.00 Item location: North Miami Beach, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Land Cruiser
- SubModel: FJ40
- Type: 2 Door Removable Hard Top & Doors
- Trim: FJ40
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 28,631
- VIN: FJ4O3O6967
- Color: Original Correct Toyota Mustard Yellow
- Engine size: Inline 6 Cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
- Drive type: 4 wheel Drive / Locking Hubs
- Interior color: Grey
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ401979 FJ40 LAND CRUISER - A STUNNING & SUPERB ONE OWNER ORIGINAL SURVIVOR IN ITS ORIGINAL MUSTARD YELLOW - A TRUE COLLECTORS DREAM
For all you "barn-yard-find" dreamers - this is a rare one, but better than any barn find. I have only come across one similar to this FJ in the entire country over the past 5 or 6 years that had similar qualities and it sold for $100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Dollars). However, that FJ40 (Jonathan Ward's)was a 78'. This one here for sale is an original 79' one owner with documentation to support it, all the way back to the original purchase in 1979.
Originally purchased in 1979 this FJ40 was bought with all the bells and whistles including the option for power steering and a 10,000 lb Warne winch (and a few other items listed on the original bill of sale). This original bill of sale from the Toyota Dealership where it was purchased is included in the sale, and it documents a true original one owner.
This FJ was primarily used to go hunting and fishing on a private 100 acre plus property a few times a month in only two seasons. In the winter months the FJ was kept in a heated garage and minimally driven just to keep the moving parts in motion. The average 700 miles a year of easy driving wasprimarilyout to the lake on the property and was on a nice smooth grassy terrain. The "original tires" and "original wheels" (yes that's right) from when bought new remain in perfect shape and look like they have about a hundred miles since they really did not see much asphalt. The Original "Steelie Wheels" are in absolute perfect condition and you would have to see them up close toappreciatehow beautiful they are.
Everything works as it should. The oil was changed every 500 miles or 6 months which ever came first. The only real mechanical work done to this engine of only 28k original miles was a couple of regular tune-ups and a full carburetor rebuild a few years back which one would expect to have taken place over this period of time. The carburetor rebuild was only the result of time - not misuse or neglect. Nothing else to report as far as repairs besides the regular oil changes, oil filters, oil pan replacement and a few batteries over the past 39 years. This truck was driven so minimally and lightly over the past 39 years and taken care of so routinely well that it simply did not sustain any mechanical problems. It really had a nice easy life with zero abuse and zero traditional off-road use. I do not consider the short rides on the property over to the lake to be "off-roading". It was a very smooth terrain, not at all what one would consider off-roading or anything of that nature. Sure some mud may have found it's way up in the wheel wells on occasion but the truck did not see any roughhousing or abuse. As an original owner in the 40's back then and almost 78 years old now - there simply was not any wild 4x4 driving by any means.
All the gauges work and illuminate as they should. Gears shift smoothly (including the four wheel drive and locking hubs) and effortlessly and with the power steering option in 79' this FJ drives like a dream. Everything on this truck is original and stock. From the shocks and bushings, to the brakes and mostly everything else in-between. This is as close to an "original condition survivor" from years back as you will ever find. The removable top was never even taken off ever! I know it is hard to believe. This is the true definition of a time capsule FJ40 that was well preserved over the years. If I had to rate it on a 1 to 10 scale I would give it a 9.8 and the only reason for not getting the "10" is because there are two small areas of surface rust and a few paint bubble spots that have surfaced in past years. They were justremidiedwith some silicone spray and that is all. It was decided to not make any replacement/repairs as it would lose it's "original" status. Once you do any body work or replace any metal areas or any patch work, well, there goes the all original status and you can no longer make the claim of being an "all original".
If you are looking for these full restoration "frame-off's" popping up weekly and coming out of central and southAmericaat a dime a dozen, well, these non US Spec trucks don't come even close to what we have here for sale. Sure you might not see these imperfections that I mentioned, or a less than perfect undercarriage that doesn't shine with new glossy-black undercoating of some sort. But there is a lot to be said about an all original US Spec FJ 40 vs. a "frame-off" Non-US Spec for the serious vintage collector/buyer of FJ40's. It is apples and Oranges....period.
These trucks have been increasing in value at a truly unbelievable rate over the past decade. They will continue to increase and especially one so desirable as this one here. How many FJ40 owner's can actually say they bought their truck from the original owner with 28k miles? There are very few true originals out there of this caliber. The last one that was sold as I mentioned fetched $100k and one behind that one a few years back fetched $127k. For all youcruiserheads, I'm sure you know the trucks I am referring to and they are well documented!
This is a bitter-sweet story to see such a beautiful original go. But all car/truck ownerships do come to an end at some point in time. Some are just better ownerships with better historys than others. And this one here is as amazing as it is rare.
If you are looking for an almost impossible to find original FJ40 to add to a collection or to be the coolest original FJ40 owner on the planet - here it is. Even the regular worn-down and beaten-up, multi-owner FJ's are fetching ridiculous money. But this original is in a class of it's own and some lucky buyer will walk away with one of the great ones if not "the great one".
All Original Books/Manuals and even the winch manual is all here and come with the sale. Winch was never used, other than running it a few times to keep the moving parts lubed. The original jack has never even left its original location and never used. Also included is an original CB radio with 2handhelds as part of the set. They were used tocommunicate when way out on the property.Backin the late 70's early 80's there were nocellular phones....lol
I urge any serious buyers to come inspect this one-of-a-kind original to appreciate it for what it is. Please contact me with questions. No Disappointments with this great find! I reserve the right to sell locally. I do not require any help to sell this FJ so please, nosolicitationsor marketing scams.
I am in the market for a Porsche 911 years 1968 - 1989, BMW E9 2800 or 3.0 1968 - 1975, or Chevy Corvette 1964 - 1967 so if you have any of these cars/years (not project vehicles), please let me know and maybe there is a possibility for a trade orhybrid etc., depending on their value. Other than that, I am open to a reasonable offer but not interested in being low-balled and will not respond to nonsense offers. Thanksfor looking.