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Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
SubModel: HJ45
Type: Crew Cab Pickup
Trim: Series 45 Crew Cab
Year: 1979
Mileage: 127
VIN: HJ45-032267
Color: Matte Dune Beige
Engine: 14B
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Matte Dune Beige with Grey Vinyl
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Chalfont, Pennsylvania, United States

1979 Toyota Land Cruiser Series 45 Crew Cab Additional Info:

1979 HJ45 TOYOTA SERIES 45 LAND CRUISERLC45? VINTAGE CRUISER? CREW CABChassis No. HJ45-032267Engine No. 1657108Vehicle being offered for sale on behalf of client.This one is available for immediate purchase, or we can build one to your own specification.For additional informationplease call +1 (407) 624-4614 or visit our website address below:vintage4x4.com/detail/1979-Land-Cruiser-LC45-HJ45-032267_001-demo.php

What if Toyota had built a 4-door crew cab based on the classic design lines of the original Series 45 Land Cruiser single cab pickup truck? What would it look like?
Project Code Name "Sahara" is the answer to both questions!
Before being reborn as a Vintage Cruiser crew cab, Sahara began its life as an ordinary 1977 HJ45 single cab pickup truck from a Costa Rican coffee plantation. This one-of-a-kind transformation was performed and meticulously crafted by the Vintage Cruiser Co., Costa Rica's leading vintage Toyota Land Cruiser restoration specialists.
Toyota manufactured several different flavors of its legendary Series 45 Land Cruiser pickup trucks for the Central and South American markets. Costa Rica received the HJ45 single cab diesel model, and Columbia received the FJ45 single cab fuel model, while Brazil got the Mercedes/Toyota diesel powered Bandeirantes. However, Toyota do Brazil Ltda. built a very limited production run of 4 door crew cab Bandeirantes that were powered by a Toyota 14B inline 4-cylinder direct injection diesel with a manual 5 speed transmission. It is this version of the Bandeirante that intrigued us and captivated our imagination.
We were fascinated so much so, that we originally purchased several 4 door Bandeirantes and restored them to original specifications, but the Brazilian styling, with the square plastic grills and headlights, and the clumsy design of the convoluted dash and instrument panel, left much to be desired. Even worse was the bulky and ill-conceived square truck beds, which felt like an afterthought and an insult to the legacy of the classic lines that made the Series 45 vintage Land Cruiser pickup truck such and icon of automotive history.
So, we took what we learned from the previous Bandeirante restorations, and we set out to build the Series 45 vintage Land Cruiser 4 door crew cab pickup truck that Toyota should have made!
An exceptional, expedition-rated, fully modernized Vintage Cruiser? 4-door crew cab with all the modern amenities of a late model Toyota Land Cruiser, but with the rugged good looks of the world-renowned Series 45 vintage Toyota Land Cruiser pickup truck:
  • Fully documented, full nut and bolt, frame-off restoration by the Vintage Cruiser Co. If it was not welded on, it was taken off!
  • Finished in matte Dune Beige (416)
  • Re-imagined 4 door crew cab cabin inspired by the Bandeirante, but crafted and transformed by the Vintage Cruiser Co. to inherit the original classic lines of the iconic Series 45 Land Cruiser single cab pickup truck
  • Completely overhauled and systematically rebuilt, direct injection 98bhp, 3,661 cc OHV Toyota 14B inline four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission with low-range and part-time all-wheel drive
  • Front and rear live-axle Old Man Emu suspension kit
  • Front and rear ARB differential Air Lockers powered by an on-board ARB twin compressor and a dual manifold kit with an ARB 1lb air reservoir bottle
  • Front and rear bumper mounted ARB air hose couplings for easy and convenient operation of pneumatic tools and for inflating tires
  • Hydraulic front-disk and rear-drum brakes
  • AVM front wheel manual locking hubs
  • ProComp 16 inch flat black alloy wheels
  • Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3 off-road tires
  • Truck-Lite LED headlights
  • CNC?ed aluminum side view mirrors assembled with black mini-tex powder coat finish designed by ICON4x4
  • Custom-made Series 45 truck bed with passenger side fuel nozzle designed by the Vintage Cruiser Co.
  • Custom-made rear truck bed fuel tank assembly and high capacity steel tank designed by the Vintage Cruiser Co.
  • Custom-made safari truck bed jump seats designed by the Vintage Cruiser Co.
  • Custom-made truck bed frame and canvas soft-top with marine-grade vinyl construction and roll-up windows designed by the Vintage Cruiser Co.
  • Front bumper with bull bars and dual Luminix high powered LEDs by PUTCO
  • WARN Zeon 8s electric winch with synthetic line and in-dash remote activation with in/out controls switches
  • Series 40 driver-side snorkel by Safari Snorkels
  • Hi-Lift jack with passenger side floating mount
  • OEM vintage Toyota Land Cruiser emblems and insignia
  • Vintage Air A/C system
  • Painless Performance automatic sensing dual battery system with manual starter override
  • Painless Performance isolated secondary 10 circuit fuse block for accessory and AUX systems
  • Push button ignition
  • Two high-powered premium Panasonic batteries for the Painless Performance dual-battery system
  • New custom wiring harness and secondary electrical system designed and installed by the Vintage Cruiser Co.
  • Digital Instrument cluster designed by Dakota Digital
  • Stainless steel windshield hinges designed by ICON4x4
  • Full stainless steel and electroplating package including all nuts, bolts and metal hardware
  • Modernized Series 45 dash with custom-made rocker and accessory control switches
  • Kenwood touch screen Garmin powered GPS navigation and Sirius XM satellite premium sound system with Apple CarPlay compatibility and integrated Bluetooth hands-free calling and rear/front facing cameras
  • In-glovebox, dual USB power outlets and built-in smartphone sound system ports with inverter activation rocker switch.
  • Integrated PowerBright 2300w 12V modified sine wave inverter with cordless remote control and digital LED display
  • Custom under seat storage compartment and speaker enclosures designed by the Vintage Cruiser Co.
  • New upholstery, including seats, carpets and headliner to original Toyota specifications
  • Rhino Lining brand inner and outer cabin and truck bed coating

Project Code Name "Sahara" is every vintage Toyota Land Cruiser collector's dream. Sahara fills the void left by Toyota when they ended production of the Series 45 Land Cruiser pickup truck back in 1984. For more than three decades, vintage Toyota Land Cruiser collectors and enthusiasts alike have been left wondering?
What if Toyota had built a 4-door crew cab based on the classic design lines of the original Series 45 Land Cruiser single cab pickup truck? What would it look like?
By venturing forward and meticulously hand-crafting Sahara, the one-of-a-kind Series 45 vintage Land Cruiser 4-door crew cab that Toyota should have made back in 1984, the Vintage Cruiser Co. has succeeded in spectacularly answering both questions in the affirmative.