The truck spent most of its life in South America, where it was used by a “Colombian institution dedicated to studying the flora and fauna of Colombia's forests.” It was allegedly maintained by the Japanese carmaker itself there before it went into an unnamed shop to be remade.
The truck was kept as close to its original self as possible, despite the fact that some of the elements that went into remaking it are OEMs, and not the original hardware. That includes the new floors, new grille, and new roof, but also the new seats for the interior.
The truck's sheet metal was remade to its original specifications and wrapped in a color Toyota itself used back in the day. It’s called Rustic Green, and is offset by the white top and grille.
The FJ45 rides on steel wheels shod in BF Goodrich tires. It gets its kicks from a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine and a four-speed manual transmission – both pieces of hardware allegedly original to this particular truck.
Fresh on the American market, the Land Cruiser is for sale on Hemmings. The bidding ends in five days, and at the time of writing, the highest someone is willing to offer is $29,250. The truck goes complete with an overseas title with U.S. Customs importation documents.