Our iconic BJ40 joined about 100 cars at the exclusive Bonhams' auction on Sunday, June 4, at Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Legacy Overland also teamed up with Bonhams and contributed a three-day luxury vacation and overlanding auction entry for the Americares charity foundation.
What better way to start new summer journeys than with a 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser? That was what the new owner of this iconic truck felt on Sunday. The truth is he couldn’t wait to have it, after he put his eyes on this cool, robust overland vehicle. After all, “Legacy Overland exists to honor the best of the breed”, say the good people at Benzin Garage.
Packed with goodies, it’s no wonder our olive beauty hypnotized everyone in its (off-road) path. It made its way into the pages of The Gentleman Racer (twice!), HiConsumption, Silodrome, Men’s Gear, Column M, Uncrate, The Rethinker, Man of Many, etc.
We build classic 4x4 off-road trucks that are spectacular every single time. That is not an accident. It takes thousands of hours and a fanatical zeal. With this 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser Series 40, nothing will stop you from heading to the beach, the mountain or the country — its lucky owner can go wherever he feels like. This convertible, olive-painted truck has received a comprehensive body-off restoration. The countless hours of detailed and meticulous craftsmanship seamlessly blend the iconic, vintage design with modern technology, creating a one-of-a-kind vehicle.
Unstoppable, this 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser Series 40 was revamped to perfectly blend in with nature. The glossy finish in Toyota Olive Green (code 653) color and a beige period correct canvas soft-top are only the icing on the cake. Beside this beautiful soft-top we have installed a custom-built, extra-strength, roll-bar. Under the hood there’s a completely overhauled and rebuilt B-type (diesel) inline four-cylinder engine, with a 2,977cc displacement and an output of 80bhp at 3,600rpm. The clutch and transmission were also rebuilt. The luxurious details were saved for the interior. The owner can enjoy this Land Cruiser’s singularity from the comfort of its seat. The Italian leather upholstery, the cubby and the floor mats are all custom-made. Jealous? Don’t be. There are many more to come. We’re always working on exciting, new builds!
Take it from Bonhams: "With room for plenty of friends to hit the road or trail, this convertible BJ40 is a top example of the vintage Toyota Land Cruiser that would make the ideal vehicle for an event such as the Copperstate Overland, or simply provide an excuse to head to the beach."
If you didn’t get the opportunity to take home this rare diesel-powered BJ40, be sure to keep checking our current builds.