Early Cruiser: ’86 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60
There really isn’t too much to say about this FJ60 other than it is in remarkable condition – for an FJ60. At least for us east coast residents. These are so rare in rust-free original condition that when one comes available, we feel obligated to let you know. The FJ60s are wonderful vehicles and are almost indestructible. Perhaps that is why in addition to it being an Australian Outback favorite, it is seen in the remotest parts of the Middle East and Africa. And you’ll see them lining the streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn too. They seem to have caught the eye of the trend setters that live in the outer boroughs of Manhattan. We had first hand experience with a red FJ60 that we purchased from a family in Tarzana, California. The white wall tires were a dead give away that this was a grocery getter and not a swamp buggy. What a great truck that was. And today’s truck looks every bit as good as ours. Maybe better, but only closer inspection can confirm. One good thing for sure is this blue one has working A/C. Ours didn’t and that always bugged us, but it was too expensive to get right. The seats are cloth and the driver’s side bolster takes a real beating. Most seats in this vintage truck are in shreds. These seats have survived and that is another tell-tale sign of a charmed life. But the truth is in the chassis underneath. Old Land Cruisers are notorious rust buckets. Poke around for a long time to make sure it hasn’t been cleaned up for resale. We almost got suckered while we were looking. These are a ton of fun and will take you anywhere you want to go. Parts are plentiful as are performance and suspension upgrades. But try to keep this one at a stock height if you buy it. A Buy It Now of $13,900 is probably a little rich. Click here for the eBay listing.