1979 Land Cruiser RESTORED BJ40 diesel - $34,500 (Colorado)
1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40
condition: like new cylinders: 4 cylinders drive: 4wd fuel: diesel odometer: 10 paint color: blue title status: clean transmission: manual
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This 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 has been body-off restored in British Racing Blue over gray cloth, and it is powered by a rebuilt 3.2-liter diesel inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Features include a partial roll cage, removable bikini top, 15″ steel wheels with Achilles Desert Hawk X-MT All-Terrain 32X11.50 tires, forward facing rear seats with shoulder belts for passenger safety, and a tailgate. The 4-speed transmission has a new clutch assembly, the brakes are disc up front and drum in back, power steering, and Warn locker ups in front. The seats are covered in Sunbrella fabric and the odometer is new (along with the rebuilt engine). Prior to the restoration the vehicle had about 140000km on it.
There's no bondo anywhere on the body and the frame was sand-blasted and seal-coated, and it's super clean underneath. I have over 100 pictures of the restoration in progress over the last year - the tub and several panels are brand new stamped metal, made from scratch. This is a Japanese-built model, not South American built. It has a glow plug and starts up and runs great - the rebuild was done right before shipping and it's literally got just a handful of kilometers on it. Per state regulations, I just had the emissions tested and the diesel technician reported that not only it passed, but the emissions were the lowest he'd ever seen on a truck this age.
I bought this rig in 2020 while living in Costa Rica for myself, and had it built to my own preferences and specs. Unfortunately when we moved back to Colorado we just don't have the room to store it in our garage, and we have other priorities. It's gorgeous and drives great; this is ready for another 300k km. I can help arrange shipping for out-of-state buyers.