1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62 - Dark grey, light grey interior - 192xxx miles

Price: US $16,000.00 Item location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • Type: SUV
  • Year:1988
  • Mileage:192,000
  • VIN:JT3FJ62G2J0085711
  • Color:Gray
  • Engine size:3FE 4.5L I6
  • Number of cylinders:6
  • Power options:Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Toyota Land Cruiser

1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62 - Dark grey, light grey interior - 192xxx miles - $16,000

Up for sale is my beloved FJ62, "Nessie.”Relatively low miles for these vehicles, very little rust, near-pristine interior, and mechanically sound.4WD and low gear work perfectly, all power windows and door locks work flawlessly, even in very cold weather, no major problems that I am aware of.

These vehicles are renowned for their rugged, unkillable nature, and are massively overbuilt to last a lifetime.They are known to regularly go 400K+ miles without an engine rebuild or major issues.If properly maintained, it should last forever.Further, if you look at FJ40 prices in recent years, you'll see that this is very likely an appreciating classic poised for significant value increase in the next few years.Finally, just about any issue that may possibly arise with these vehicles has been exhaustively detailed by a large, passionate, and very helpful enthusiast community on the forums at ih8mud.com.Aftermarket parts and upgrades specific to the vehicle are readily available and in most cases cheaper than their Jeep counterparts.

Take it off road and have a blast with it, use it to tool around a weekend ranch or country property, or just enjoy the looks of appreciation you'll get driving it around any neighborhood in town - yes, this car will turn heads even in uptown if you want it to.

The good/upgraded:

  • Safari fender flares
  • Old Man Emu (OME) lift and springs/shocks with greasable shackles - this is the best aftermarket suspension out there for FJ62s without getting into the uber-expensive custom-built game, and the stance with 33" tires results (IMHO) in the best aesthetic look on these
  • Aussie style mirrors - I also have the original power mirrors which will go with the vehicle
  • Automatic locker (Lokka - like an Aussie locker but branded differently) - not installed, but will go with the vehicle - this is a $400 locker, never used, which can greatly increase the off-road capability of the vehicle without changing driving dynamics on road
  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires all around, 33x12.5 R15, on Pro Comp alloy rims in good condition.Stock spare tire.
  • Brand new battery, sitting on brand new stainless steel battery tray
  • Starter replaced recently
  • Interior LED dome light
  • Rear brakes (shoes and cylinders) recently serviced/replaced
  • R134a A/C upgrade, and A/C will blow cold all summer with a minor refrigerant top-up.
  • Interior carpet is new, in near-perfect condition.There is no tear in the driver's seat like you'd usually see, and there are no cracks in the dash.

The projects:

  • Will need a knuckle job on front end - this can be done by an enterprising DIYer without too much cost or effort (I am told the majority of the work is cleaning the parts before putting them back on).Birfs are still in good shape - no need to replace.
  • Will need a valve adjustment soon - again, this can be done by an experienced DIYer.
  • The paint is good enough that most people will never notice it isn't pristine, but it is a 30 year old vehicle and there are some paint problems.While the hood has been repainted, there is some peeling/peeled clear coat on the right front quarter panel and the windshield cowel. The problem is localized and should be relatively cheap and easy to fix if you don't want to do a full repaint.The body is otherwise almost entirely rust free, other than one spot on the lift gate (see pictures).Typical and unavoidable small dings from 30 years of use.
  • The power radio antenna has been removed - most of these are broken on FJ62s anyway, and I had planned to install a more modern, fixed, "stubby" antenna, but I never got around to the project.Because the original stereo has a tape deck, it is easier to just use a cassette adapter to run all audio through my phone.