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1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ 40 Sold for over $100,000

Thought Toyotas are just cheap home appliances made to last decades? Well, it may be the case for some of them, but the old Land Cruiser FJ 40 sure is a car that must be in your collection.
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This 1977 Toyota FJ 40 we featured earlier has been auctioned for $101,750 at RM Auction’s Arizona event between 16-17 January.

Why so expensive? Well, this FJ 40 has been fully restored by Finishing Touches in Fountain Hills. Everything has been stripped out and carefully restored. The car also got a new Toyota crate engine with correct performance specs and all the factory emissions equipment for the 1977 year.

Since the impeccable restoration job, the vehicle only made 5,800 miles, still looking like it just rolled off the assembly line back in the day.

The Toyota FJ 40 was made from 1960 until 1984. In Brazil, the model was called Toyota Bandeirante and production started in 1968 - with local Mercedes-Benz diesel engine - and lasted until 2001. As the car advanced in age, Toyota made sure their off-roader is kept up to date with the latest technological developments in the car industry.

Therefore, the SUV was improved almost on a yearly basis. For example, in 1979, power steering and air conditioning added to the options, while gear ratios went to some mods from 4:10 to 3:70 in the United States, in order to make the vehicle more freeway friendly.

In 1981, disk brakes were introduced on the Australian market, while in 1993, five-speed transmission becomes available for the Toyota Bandeirante sold in Brazil.

We don't know about you, but we'd like to be able to shelter such a car in our garage. Nostalgia might influence us when we say they don't build cars like the used to anymore. Therefore, it's good to see such a model will have the chance of meeting a caring owner who will look after it and drive it properly.

 
 
 
 
 

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