Freedom: ’89 Toyota FJ62 Land Cruiser
The Jeep-like FJ40 Land Cruiser is one of the most collectible and capable classic 4-wheel drives but there is another Land Cruiser lurking. It is the favorite 4X4 of the Taliban, all sorts of terrorists and the UN – the Toyota FJ62 Land Cruiser. Okay, so maybe they prefer the less flashy white and not today’s Freedom Red find, but you have to admit seeing news footage of screaming terrorists waving rifles out of the windows of these Cruisers. Today’s find is the last in the series and it sports an automatic transmission. The FJ62s are all automatics. If you want a stick, go back to ’87 when they were all manual transmissions. We hate the wheels and tires on this one but it is an easy fix to go back to the chrome-slotted factory wheels and normal size tires. This one has 170,000 miles and if it was cared for properly, it is just getting started. It has some easy work to do like repairing the electric window switches and motors and “recharging” the A/C (they always say that but it is probably busted or needs to be converted). The front seat has the appropriate amount of wear and tear. The exterior paint is original factory applied (according to the seller). We know these trucks really well having owned one very similar to this for 4 years. You will fall in love with it like we did. The spelling isn’t their strong suit but if the truck checks out, hats off to their car finding ability. Click here for the listing.