We are proud here, at Auto Xtreme, Inc. to be able to provide a piece of history to you. This one being a 1978 Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser 4x4. Built to perform and do any task that the driver would need it to, the FJ class was a truly remarkable break in ingenuity. We are very pleased to have been able to offer this FJ in excellent restored condition from the tires up, this FJ 40 was restored over a long period of time and covered when we found this awesome FJ 40. The previous owner was willing to part with it due to the fact he is building a new house and needed the funds to complete his current project, so if you know anything about these FJ's you understand this is truly a great chance to get your hands on a vehicle that will not just go up in value.
At first starting the vehicle you will hear no resistance to its original motor. Fine tuned to the highest caliber possible. Those who originally worked on these fantastic vehicles would be pleased on the work done and there is no lack of satisfaction when your eyes look upon this vehicle in-person. Even the fresh smell of paint gives homage to its fine condition.
The following outlines below will show you the factory compliments still on the vehicle as well as any other accessories that may have been added recently. Should there be any questions regarding this vehicle, please do not hesitate to ask us and we shall certainly do the best we can to answer your questions.
-(4) Goodyear Wrangler LT 315/70 R17
-Vinyl Interior Bench Seating
-Shock Suspension (CALL OR EMAIL FOR DETAILS)
Appropriately, the FJ Land Cruiser formed the backbone of the Toyota brand and became the emissary of Japanese engineering and much of the world's first experience with Toyota. The FJ was decidedly a military vehicle at first--like the Jeep and Land Rover--but quickly spread worldwide as a fantastic method of transporting people or cargo in places that didn't have well-maintained roads (or any at all!) for uses as varied as farming to ambulances to deserts to rock climbing. After making it up to the 6th station of Mt. Fuji on a showcase run in 1951, the FJ captured the attention of not only groups like the Japanese Forest Service but also makers of Jeep. Successive FJ models morphed from the brusque military style to a more comfortable and functional ride with improvements like more room in the interior as well as softer springs.
Toyota's FJ series is positively famous for not breaking down--which is why you can still find authentic antique FJs all over the world in working condition (at the very least, you can find suitable samples for restoration). Since it's used for so many purposes, it seems almost fitting that there are nearly countless configurations in the FJ Series from wheelbase height to the type of covering for the roof and more. The Japanese approach to engineering critically rests on the relentless pursuit of perfection. It's not good enough to have the mentality of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"; they would prefer that it never break at all. Why replace something when you can build it right the first time? Given that, it's no surprise that the quality and durability of the FJ's transmission and suspension is legendary. The leaf spring suspension is particularly worth mentioning: it's absolutely suited for a heavy vehicle like the FJ, spreading the weight around more evenly, plus it actually alleviates the need for additional weight from extra parts that you would need with coil suspension. The electrical system tends to survive just about anything you throw at it. It's truly unmatched in terms of reliability and superiority for cars of this era--especially when you consider the beating many FJs have endured over their lifetimes in conditions most vehicles can barely handle for a day of driving.
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LocationMesquite, Texas Mileage:23500 Engine: 2F 4230CC Body Type: 2 Door Interior: Grey Exterior: Tan