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1979 FJ40 - USA Spec w/ PS, A/C and More - Beautiful Inside & Out

Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
SubModel: FJ40
Type: SUV
Trim: FJ40
Year: 1979
Mileage: 21,071
VIN: FJ40-263647
Color: Freeborn Red
Engine: 2F
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Johnston, Iowa, United States

1979 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 Additional Info:


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THIS TRUCK IS THE BOMB!California1979USA spec Land CruiserFJ40.The truck is offered in the stock configuration with tastefully done and valuable modifications.Old Man Emu suspension, ARB Lockers, Air Conditioning, leather upholstery and Warn winch.The working odometer reads 21071 which does not reflect the original miles. This isirrelevant since the truck has had such an extensive restoration.

In 2007, the truck underwent a complete frame-off restoration by Land Cruiser specialists at "Mudrak" in Sonoma CA. They had the truck for over a year. The owner invested tens of thousands of dollars on this nut & bolt frame-off restoration.The restoration included new paint in the original color, power steering, Vintage Air, disk brakes, ARB lockers, Warn winch, leather upholstery and new BFG MT tires on OEM wheels. The engine, transmission, brakes have all been rebuilt. This Cruiser was owned by acouple who had three kids so they had the longer jump seats installed in the rear. Always garage kept and pampered, this is about asgood as it gets.


The exterior has a very precious few imperfections that I have done my best to photograph. You have to look carefully to find the minor flaws.The body is in excellent, rust free condition. The entire truck was repainted in December 2006 and remains in beautiful condition having been driven less than 5000 miles since that time. The wheels are Toyota white spokes.The frame was powder coated according to previous owners and the underside looks very good. All the glass is free of defects. There is a unused 9500 lb.

WARN 9.5ti Thermometric Self Recovery Winch 67550 with wired remote. All lights work as they should.


The interior is flawless with gray leather upholstery. The longer rear jump seats will accommodatefamilies with up to four kids and there are two sets of seat belts per jump seat. Other features include: newer OEM sun visors, headliner, new 4-speed shift and transfer case shiftknobs, new seat belts for all seats, a Tuffy locking console between the front seats and a Toyota AM/FM radio with speakers installed in both driver and passenger footwells.Everything is in excellent working condition.

The dash pad has no cracks. The dash is excellent and uncut. All floors are solid and have LineX professionally applied. The ownersmanual, jack, jackrods, tool kit are included.


During the restoration, theoriginal 2F engine and4-speed transmissionwere rebuilt. All the emission / smog equipment is present and the truck includes smog certificates from 2011. Wejust completed (July 2017) a full tune up, new water pump, new fuel pump, new battery, A/C service and more on this California FJ40.The exhaust system appears that it was redone during restoration.Suspension is the highly regarded Old Man Emu Dakar 2.5". All lights, turn signals, controls and switches work properly. The truck has front and rear ARB lockers.

Driving Impressions:She starts right up without issue and runs down the road straight.She shifts smoothly,the clutch and brakes are great, and the truck steers easily with power steering and next to new BFG 33x10.50 MT tires.4WD works as it should.Excellent running FJ40!


This old school 4WD serves up an awesome combination of off-roading prowess. Front disc and rear drum brake combination will all bring you to a quick and uneventful stop.The color is the original Toyota Freeborn Red (paint code 309).

This Cruiser was owned by a couple in Napa, CA. They sold it to a motivational speaker in Laguna Beach who added the A/C (done at "Mudrak" as well) and said it was his favorite of more than 90 vehicles he's owned. It was eventually sold to a gentleman in North Carolina who later sold it to the current owner. We have all the owners' contact info, and I have spoken with all of them.Always garage kept and pampered, this is about as good as it gets. Itis an incredible, beautiful, reliable and extremely capable FJ40 that is a pleasure to drive. I'd take it on a cross country road trip without a second thought.A jaw dropping late model USA spec Land Cruiser you can drive every day.If you're looking for a rare and cool cult classic that's fun, unique and ready to hit the road, this is it!

Late model (79 thru 83) FJ40's are sought after Land Cruisers for the various refinements Toyota introduced over the production run.High bidder is responsible for pick up or delivery, I will assist in any way I can. I require a $500 non-refundable Paypal deposit within 24 hours and a wire transfer of the balance within 5 business days.I encourage you to call or email with any questions BEFORE BIDDINGand thanks for looking! I reserve the right to end this auction early.These trucks are only going UP!

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Contact overton@aol.com or call 515-864-1275

On Aug-13-17 at 22:41:03 PDT, seller added the following information:

Forgot to mention this 79 FJ40 comes with a awesome "TOYOTA" logo tailgate that is painted to match. Perfect for when you want to go topless! See all the photos by clicking on the link above.