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California Toyota FJ40 with PS and A/C - Excellent Condition

Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
SubModel: FJ40
Type: Convertible
Trim: FJ40
Year: 1978
Mileage: 83,500
VIN: FJ40-279719
Color: Freeborn Red
Engine: Inline 6
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 Additional Info:

Rust Free 1978 FJ40 with PS and A/C

Beautiful California Classic

1978 “GREASE” topped the box office and Night Fever knocked us out! Meanwhile, this Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 was cruising in the the Palm desert. What was Far became Near.

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Here's an original Freeborn Red (code 309) 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 with 84500 miles, Power Steering and Air Conditioning that has been lovingly cared for over the decades. There has been regular maintenance and the owner has done what is needed along the way to keep the Land Cruiser looking and running good.

Details & Condition

This gal has survived over three decades while remaining essentially stock. She has a precious few of the nicks and scratches that come with 35 years of age but any owner would be proud of her overall condition. She runs and drives great and has been lovingly maintained. You will NOT find diamond plate, fender flares, 8-track tape decks, CB antenna holes, bed lining, jerry cans, roof racks, a V8 or other modifications. The inline six cylinder purrs quietly and the steering, clutch and 4-Wheel Drive transmission are all in good working order as they should be for a vehicle with 84500 miles. The floors are all solid, all turn signals, lights, wipers, taillights, backup lights, license plate lights, side markers and all gauges work perfectly. Much of the paint appears to be original. Stock wheels and hubcaps, original mats, all newer upholstery (it was cloth due to the Palm Springs climate).
Body and undercarriage is well preserved by desert climate. The Cruiser has chrome accents and for those of you who prefer paint over chrome, the truck includes a "de-bling" kit which includes all the door hinges, hood hinges, kick vents and fuel door. The FJ40 suspension is comprised of rugged solid axles, new leaf springs from Specter Off Road that provides an additional 2.5" of ground clearance, shackles and Pro Comp shock absorbers at both ends. This FJ40 has Power Steering which makes it effortless to drive. The truck's original 4-speed manual transmission serves up legendary off-roading prowess. Front disc and rear drum brake combination for quick and responsive braking. At the back of the truck's frame you will find bumperettes flanking a military style pintle hook. Under it all you will find 15 inch OEM Gray steel wheels with new 31x10.50 Yokohama tires and Warn hubs.

Inside this classic you will find the original seats covered in newer, factory correct vinyl. The interior door panels, mats, dashpad and headliner are in beautiful condition. Between the seats you will find the original console topped off with a vintage Con-Ferr center console with gray vinyl armrest. Below the dashpad, you will find some nice upgrades. The radio has been replaced with a Pioneer AM/FM/CD with speakers in back. The little impossibly dim green light under the dash pad has been replaced with a light that actually allows you to see the controls at night. The clear stock gauges and controls all work well and for extra added comfort, you'll stay nice and cool on hot summer days with air conditioning designed by Cool Cruisers. The cargo area has a toolbox behind the front seats.

A little Land Cruiser History - 1978 was a great year for the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. By 1978 you had the ambulance doors in the rear that replaced the old lift/tailgate, larger square front Turn Signals with side markers. Wipers were moved to bottom of windshield. 4:11 gearing provided excellent off road performance. Front disk brakes, Tubular spare tire mount, Pop-out rear windows gave passengers in back some fresh air. (End of History lesson)


Other than described, this is a beautiful unmolested, factory-original FJ40 that you can drive everyday and like all nice FJ40's, will attract a small following of admiring fans! Quality vintage Land Cruisers like this represent the most FUN investment you can make and have been appreciating wildly over the past few years! This FJ40 includes the Owners manual, Toolkit, Jack, Jack rods. High bidder is responsible for pick up or delivery, I will assist in any way I can. I would like a wire transfer within 5 business days. Please click the link below and look at all the pictures and feel free to call me at 515-864-1275 to discuss any questions you may have.

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