Sold at Bonham's Amelia Island Auction March 2017: Finished in a unique Cadet Blue high-quality gloss paint with an interior that blends premium saddle stitched leather and dash pads, diamond-patterned alcantara headliner and sun visors, this iconic Toyota Land Cruiser is a truly special new vintage motor vehicle.
Powered by the indestructible 3L B-type engine, the car has undergone a full and documented frame-off restoration spanning thousands of man-hours of work, including complete engine rebuild. We preserve the original overland spirit and elevate it to a more refined experience – it is simply better than new.
This hardtop Land Cruiser has selectively been bettered - while staying rigorously true to the look and feel of the original – for today’s use – we build cars meant to be driven, not museum artifacts. Some of the enhancements (besides the luxurious, genuine leather upholstery and alcantara headliner) include LED headlights, power steering, Bluetooth-enabled retro-classic radio, and handcrafted floor mats. But it’s still ready for a bug out with a customized jerry can and off-road hi-lift jack. Some of the build highlights include:
Completely rebuilt powertrain
Handcrafted, saddle stitched genuine leather seats front (2/3 split), jump seats (back), dashboard pads (upper and lower) and shift boots
Diamond-stitched alcantara headliner and sun visors
Custom created floor coverage with canvas seam covers
LED headlight replacement upgrade, plus fog lights
Jerry can in car color and holder on right rear door
Hi-lift jack in front of passenger door
BF Goodrich All Terrain A/T tires on original wheels
Retro-styled, Bluetooth-enabled sound system
This build is one for the books - and the it is the perfect New Vintage Motor version of the legendary classic. It is now time for the remodeled FJ40 to start a new life. Preferably in the hands of an adventurous and passionate owner!