Land or Beach Cruiser: ’70 Toyota land Cruiser FJ40
Toyota’s version of a Jeep-like vehicle started production in 1954. The Land Cruiser’s reliability and longevity has led to huge popularity, especially in OZ (Australia) where it is the best-selling body-on-frame, four-wheel drive vehicle and considered to be one of the toughest 4X4s operating in environments with extreme temperature and rough terrain. These Cruisers are powered by a nearly indestructible 3.9 liter straight 6, with 3-speed manual column shift. FJ40 are cult cars – the good kind. Fans recognize their prowess and since they are sought after, they can be really hard to find in good condition. Many of them have rusted away or been cut up and made into some extraterrestrial vehicle. This knock-out red FJ is really a sight to behold. It is a 67,000 mile truck that has been awakened after a long slumber. It looks great from every angle and the interior appears to be original. These are not great highway cruisers yet they will keep up with traffic at 65 mph. Just don’t think you’ll be enjoying your book on tape or sipping your Grande Mocca. You’ll need to concentrate to keep it going down the road straight. We haven’t driven this one but we know the seller and their eye for good cars is remarkable. One thing we would do replace the wheels and tires with stock steelies and dog dishes. But that is just us. Contact Mark Starr directly by calling 914 217-4817.