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1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 - Runs Great, Clean Interior, All Manual

Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
SubModel: FJ60
Type: SUV
Year: 1985
Mileage: 204,000
VIN: JT3FJ60G8F1129697
Color: Alpine White (Factory)
Engine: 2F Engine
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Additional Info:

If you’re looking for an all manual, stripped-down vintage Land Cruiser, this will fit the bill. Great for daily driver, off-road vehicle, or a solid base for restoration. Toyota’s 2F engine is known as a classic and reliable performer, and this truck’s additional 2F short block update and head work at 129K should give this engine a long life. I've kept up consistent maintenance on this throughout ownership, and protected interior. Great aftermarket support and an enthusiastic online community dedicated to these.

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AC / Heater


- (1998 – Present)

- Third and fourth owner (I’m technically 4th, father was 3rd as title was in his name initially, then transferred to me out of college).

- I’ve added 75k miles since buying from previous Texas owner in 1998. Original owner in Boulder, Colorado. See Carfax images for details.

- Reason for selling is that I acquired another ’85 FJ60

Current Condition

- This 1985 FJ60 shows 204k miles and is powered by a 4.2L F2 inline-six engine and 4-speed manual transmission. The engine has been modified with a 38mm Weber carburetor and headers.

- Current registration and inspection.

- 4-speed manual transmission shifts like new.

- Truck has been a daily driver for last 10 years and continues to run great. No off-road driving at all, just city and highway. Vehicle was mostly in storage while living out of state 2001–2006, with some basic maintenance (registrations, inspections, oil changes).

- No traffic accidents or collisions. Damage to the back left quarter panel done after running over tractor trailer debris on a toll road -- tire tread spun off, beating up the panel a bit, some rust over time and loss of some left side trim. Minor dent in back bumper, and a few small chips and nicks associated with normal wear.

- Dashboard cracked in a few places (aftermarket covers are available).

- Over life of truck there have been engine oil and power steering leaks. A positive outcome has been that the chassis has a good barrier against rust in most places (see undercarriage images). There is still a slow power steering leak even after replacing with new parts, I just fill it up every few months.

- Passed Texas safety inspection 4/21/17. Safety inspection only required in Texas for this classic car designation (25+ years old). Check your state requirements.

- AC (recently converted to more modern R134A from R12), heater, all lights, indicators, gauges, wipers (front and back) all operating normally.

- Original Alpine White with gray interior.

- Original cloth interior is in extremely good condition with exception of common driver’s seat tear.

- Gray Specter Off-Road Tuff Duck Seat Covers for front and back seats included. Great for keeping original upholstery in good shape. https://www.sor.com/cat309e.sor

- 4 BFGoodrich All-Terrains (31 X 10.50) + spare.

- Polk Audio speakers installed in front door panels several years ago, no stereo/radio included.

- New shift knob.

Maintenance & Repair History

Major engine repairs and upgrades were done in first year of ownership - no engine problems since.Daily usage 1998–2001 & 2007–present.Maintenance records included for buyer, some highlights are:


At 129K miles new 2F short block, 38mmWeber carburetor gasket set, oil pump, headers and clutch kit, head reworked. All work done by Edwin Kincaid at Land Cruiser Specialist in Austin, TX (http://www.lcspec.com)


Vehicle in storage, lived out of state.


Weber carburetor rebuilt.


New radiator.


New AC compressor, AC converted from R12 to modern R134A system


New top and lower radiator hoses, new thermostat.

New left rear wheel master cylinder.


New battery.


AC amplifier removed, connections cleaned to restore normal cold air temp and maximum AC performance.

Alignment performed, brakes checked, tires checked/rotated, steering and suspension checked.

Suggested Upgrades

- New body paint, new left quarter panel, dash cover made for FJ60s (sun cracks common problem, almost all have them).

- Mud Flaps

- Emissions parts, catalytic converter if wanted.

- Carpet kit or floor mats

Sold as is, buyer responsible for shipping. Contact with questions and for link to many additional images of undercarriage, could not include them all here.

Clean title in hand. Serious buyers please. Thank You.