motodrome are pleased to offer this rare 1965 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 soft top , finished in black with red hood.
Possibly the oldest running and driving FJ40 on sale anywhere right now. I doubt you’ll see another one at a pub or classic car gathering, but these have a growing following in the UK.
Obviously this one has deviated a bit from it’s original spec, with a matching set of 33in tyres on alloys, arch extensions, and later light arrangement. It does however retain it’s rear bench seats making it a 7 seater (if you’re intimate with fellow passengers) and the ubiquitous ‘million mile engine’ AKA the Toyota 3.9 litre straight six petrol motor, which provides massive torque. It is also, unlike many, still on it’s original chassis with the correct FJ40 – prefix number in the right place.
This one was imported from Indonesia in 2020 and has just emerged from a decent overhaul in our workshops to make it useable, including (but not limited to) a new Weber DGV carburettor with manual choke, new water pump, thermostat and hoses, full ignition system overhaul, new universal joints, a service with the drivetrain oils changed, and all the roadgoing electrics (lights, wiper, horn etc) made to work properly. Structurally it was all checked and found to be in good order,
It’s now ready to enjoy as is, or to be taken to the next level by a new owner.
It’s fully UK registered and is both MOT and road tax exempt due to it’s age.
It drives really well, has superb road presence, and certainly makes an interesting change from a classic Land Rover. You’ll certainly stand out in this.
At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual 2 videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions.
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