1971 FJ40 VINTAGE MOD BBC SM465 Trans Lifted 33's Custom Ralph Lauren Interior!
Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: Buckeye, Arizona, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Land Cruiser
- SubModel: VINTAGE CUSTOM
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: LUXURY
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 100,984
- VIN: FJ40092874
- Color: SAND
- Engine size: BIG BLOCK CHEVY
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: SAND
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Toyota Land Cruiser VINTAGE CUSTOMUp for auction is a nicely appointed and finished 1971 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser. We are the 2nd owners, riginal owner purchased it new in 1971 in Tucson, rizona and it has been in Arizona ever since, rimarily in Wadell, Z and Prescott, Z. The original owner repowered it with a big block Chevrolet engine and SM465 four speed manual transmission in 1974 and it has been how it is since. It retains the original Toyota transfer case by way of an Advance Adapters old school kit, nd has the factory Toyota axles. The odometer currently reads 00984, nd the title says in excess of 100,000, o we believe the mileage to be 100,984. The FJ40 is equipped with power steering, ower brakes, arn lock out front hubs, nd a GM tilt steering column. It runs and drives well and is a pleasure to drive, mple power, ase of parts location, nd reliability.
Engine - new valve cover gaskets, intage period correct Edelbrock aluminum valve covers, ew air cleaner assembly, SD billet distributor, SD coil, SD 6a Ignition, SD wires, ew radiator overflow tank, oolant, adiator hose and radiator cap. The Rochester quadrajet carb has been rebuilt and starts easily, dles properly, nd drives well.
Wheels/Tires - New set of (5) 15"x10" Ion aluminum wheels, loss black and machined lip, ith New 33"x12.50"x15" Falken AT tires. The spare tire is a very close to new Toyo AT. New chrome lug nuts all the way around
Undercarriage - The FJ40 has a 2.5" lift to clear the larger tires, as four New Pro Comp shock absorbers, ual exhaust with mellow sounding mufflers, oderately deep at idle, ot very loud when driving, good balance.
Exterior - OK condition paint job, ery recent, ome hazing in portions of the top coat on the hood, erfectly fine for an all around driver vehicle, ut not a show quality paint job. If you desired more of a museum quality FJ40 then you would want to repaint and while at it, btain new rubber gaskets for all of the body glass and windows. The color is a gloss sand, ooks a bit more yellow that it is in the photos due to the outdoor light conditions when it was photographed, ut it is a sand color.
Interior - New Full Custom Interior - front high back bucket seats professionally covered in oxblood brown leather, ith Ralph Lauren plaid inlay. The seats have new foam so they are firm and supportive, ear troop seats have been refinished as the fronts, ully foamed and molded, nd a million times better than the stock horse hair stuffed original vinyl. The seats are very high end, nd strategically set this FJ apart from all the others, hat use the stock black plain vinyl slip covers that most restoration shops use. Other appointments include new OEM Toyota sunvisors, ew seat belts, hift boots, oor weather strip. There is also a 1970s liquid filled compass and a 1970s CB radio installed, he CB does not appear to work. The inside floor portion of the body tub has been coated with a durable black Herculiner coating for ease of maintenance.
Condition - The headlights, aillights, nd turn signals all function, he side marker lights and wipers do not. The FJ40 also does not have a radio or speakers installed. There is an oil leak between the engine/trans and also between the trans/transfer case, hat will leave drops after it has been driven. Overall the FJ40 runs and drives well, his could be repaired or resealed at a later date. The only other item we have noticed is that speedometer reads slow above 40mph, t seems to be accurate from 0-40, ut above 40 it does not seam to keep up. In conjuction, ue to the low gearing of this FJ40 as it is equipped it definitely is not a "freeway flier" It is geared pretty low and would be best suited as a cabin or beach cruiser vehicle, ossibly used to tow a boat, railer, r small camping trailer in rural areas, r especially be used in mountainous terrain where the low gears would be in their element. The SM465 transmission ratios are as follows (1st 6.55, nd 3.58, rd 1.70, th 1.00, everse 6.09:1) The FJ40 shifts easily to Low Range and that ratio is 1.96:1. The differential gearing is 4.11, nd total combined crawl ratio in all low forward gears is 52.76 to 1. A modern Jeep wrangler has a crawl ratio of approximately 26 to 1 for reference. We would estimate the top safe comfortable driving range to be about 55, hich is probably very similar to the top factory speed, s it would have had similar low gears, nd much smaller tires from the factory originally. It is also a short wheelbase vehicle, hich makes it highly maneuverable, ut also limits it at high speeds.
The cruiser is located in Buckeye, Z zip code 85326. We have worked with a number of vehicle transporters in the past and can assist in arranging and quoting shipping if needed. Signed notarized, rizona title, n our name, eady to go for the next owner. This is very solid and unique vintage Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser, ery nicely outfitted and appointed. Please feel free to ask questions, e will do our best to answer - Thank You!
*** We have set what we believe to be a fair reserve on the auction - if by chance it is not met - we may consider selling at the high bid price - so please bid to win ***