A rare Iron Pig: ’71 Toyota Land Cruiser JF55
The FJ55 was a 4-door station wagon version based on the FJ40 drive-train, replacing the 4-Door FJ45V. It is commonly referred to as an “Iron Pig.” The FJ55 was designed to be sold in North America and Australia. All Iron Pigs were 2-tone in color. Most added a 3rd color and that is rust. We are huge Cruiser fans and love the slightly archaic look of the Pig.
We tried to find a suitable candidate before we bought our 1st Cruiser – an FJ60. But every one we found had major issues mostly related to disappearing body and blasted interior. And then we stumbled across this one and it is one of the best (from the photos) we have ever seen. Frankly, we do not know how this one managed to survive intact. But it did and should be on its way to the Toyota Museum if one exists. The paint is the original Cygnus White color, the interior looks good and it even has the correct mats on the floor. The previous owner added a second fuel tank and probably for good reason. Fuel efficiency is not the hallmark of a Land Cruiser. Most if not all, FJ5 were two-tones so you can have your choice of second colors to go along with the base white. Many of these that are survivors do so powered by a small block V-8. We would but it and leave it alone. Click here for the link.