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1976 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

Frame Off Restored FJ40 Land Cruiser 4WD 4.2 Liter 5 Speed Disc Brakes Heat
Stock #
135025
Body Style
SUV
Engine
4.2 Liter Inline 6 Cyl
Exterior Color
Mustard Yellow
Interior Color
Black
Miles
340

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1976 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Yellow For Sale
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  • 4.2 liter 2F 6-cylinder
  • ProComp suspension kit
  • Equipped with a heater
  • Sale includes restoration photos
  • New 5-speed manual transmission
  • Power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Professionally restored by The FJ Company
  • 4.11 gears
  • Correct Mustard Yellow paint / Correct soft top
  • Rebuilt with authentic Toyota parts

SUMMARY

  • Professionally restored by The FJ Company
  • 4.2 liter 2F 6-cylinder
  • New 5-speed manual transmission
  • ProComp suspension kit
  • Power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • 4.11 gears
  • Sale includes restoration photos
  • Correct Mustard Yellow paint / Correct soft top
  • Equipped with a heater
  • Rebuilt with authentic Toyota parts

For fans of unique vehicles, our next piece of inventory is going to be hard to beat! Everyone knows Toyota as a manufacturer of boring appliances that come in various shades of beige and gray. But what many folks don’t realize is that Toyota has a pretty solid reputation for off-roading, especially when it comes to trucks like this vivid Land Cruiser. Fully-sorted and professionally polished, this rugged trail blazer is one of the toughest and most capable SUVs ever built. And, thanks to a recent frame-off restoration, it’s just as versatile on the show field as it is in the mud. If you’re looking for a cool classic that’s fun, capable and ready to hit the road, this striking FJ40 is just your style!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Born from practicality and wartime necessity, the Land Cruiser began life as a reverse engineered Bantam GP that Toyota assembled for the Imperial Japanese Army. The truck’s rugged construction and tidy proportions proved extremely useful when it came to transporting soldiers, towing equipment and all-terrain motoring. And eventually, circa 1953, Toyota decided to market its proven creation directly to civilians. This 1976 FJ40 is the beneficiary of a complete, frame-off restoration that was conducted by seasoned professionals at The FJ Company. Once the truck’s Rhino-inspired body was worked all the way to bare metal, each of its rust-free panels was massaged and fitted to better-than-factory condition. Naturally, those panels’ surfaces were layered in correct Mustard Yellow and sealed under glossy clear. And presently, that modern two-stage wears a wet-looking finish that shoots glares and casts reflections better than any old school brush beater.

Aesthetically, this Cruiser is pretty predictable. But I mean that in a good way. It’s an excellent incarnation of the tough, boxy persona that populated the sports utility segment until the early part of this century. The only difference being: this truck’s ‘open’ bodywork trades pure form for productive function. Up front, a bright white grille centers a familiar “TOYOTA” badge between clean halogen headlights, fender-mounted parking lamps and a simple silver bumper. At the sides of that grille, tough vertical panels hang removable doors behind silver mirrors, flush fitting handles and gnarly Land Cruiser scripts. At the top of those panels, a tan top seals crack-free glass behind a hinged windshield, satin-finished wipers and a sculpted hood that features silver latches. And at the back of that top, familiar ambulance doors swing a full-size spare and silver tag lamps around fresh “TOYOTA 4 WHEEL DRIVE” badging, and a two-tone bumper that’s capped with clear tail lights.

ENGINE

Mechanically, this FJ exemplifies top-notch restoration via its original engine, which was rebuilt with authentic Toyota parts. Unfurl the truck’s lightweight hood and you’ll find a 135 horsepower 2F 6-cylinder that looks good and runs great. Based on General Motor’s stalwart Stovebolt Six, Toyota’s famous overhead valve mill isn’t a grossly overpowered piece. But it’s certainly proven its ability to get this compact 4×4 out of many tight situations, and tow just about any moderately sized toy its owners can imagine. At the top of the black block, restored air induction pipes wind to a freshly rebuilt Aisan carburetor. At the base of that carb, a silver, factory-correct valve cover caps factory intake and exhaust manifolds. At the base of that valve cover, a traditional points distributor sequences spark through new SEIWA High Power Resistance Cords. And the truck’s clean engine bay is dotted with many trail-ready essentials, including a re-cored radiator and fresh battery.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Built to mimic America’s hella tough Jeep, this old school SUV mixes a slew of factory-correct parts with enough ground clearance to give new meaning to the phrase ‘stump jumper’. Behind the engine, a modern 5-speed serves up an awesome combination of off-roading prowess and inclement weather capability. New-for-1976 front disc and rear drum brakes have been augmented with modern power assist. The truck’s chassis, which rides on a cool combination of solid axles and beefy leaf springs, is fitted with a full ProComp suspension kit. Exhaust is handled by factory replacement pipes and a subdued sounding muffler. At the corners of the floor, black steelies spin 33×10.50R15 BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/As around simple stainless center caps. And, as far as appearance goes, the bottom of this clean Toyota is exactly what you’d expect from a lightly used restoration; proving that, while this Land Cruiser IS exceptionally nice, it’s certainly not something you should be afraid to get dirty.

INTERIOR

Inside this classic, you’ll find a spacious and comfortable environment that has enough room to be your vehicle of choice for any weekend adventure. The professionally restored seats, front bench and folding, opposing rear jump, are wrapped in high quality vinyl. There’s a tight-fitting floor mat that seems much nicer than the truck’s age would suggest. In front of the driver, a boxy dash hangs a warp-free pad over clear gauges, controls for a freshly installed heater and a Toyota-branded radio delete. Below that dash, a duo of shifters operates both the 5-speed transmission and 4-wheel drive. Opposite those shifters, simple door panels, which display virtually no weathering, frame small plastic handles and traditional window cranks. And the driver stays connected to the road through a factory-issue steering wheel.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

  • An assortment of restoration photos.

Fully functional and just as hard-working today as it was in 1976, this Toyota is an extremely cool vehicle that can easily earn its keep. Add in a high quality restoration, rare Mustard Yellow paint and an airy soft top, and it’s ripe for any Saturday afternoon activity. Super nice, professionally restored Land Cruisers are virtually impossible to find; don’t miss your chance to own one of the best FJs we’ve ever seen!

Basic

Year
1976
Make
Toyota
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
FJ40
Secondary Model
Land Cruiser
Vehicle Type
Suv
Hobby Segment
Truck
Mileage
340

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
4.2 Liter Inline 6 Cyl
Engine Number
2F094145
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 2 Barrel
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
n/a
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
Radio Delete
Battery Location
RH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
no
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

Body

Body Style
SUV
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Mustard Yellow
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
4.11
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
33 X 10.5 R15 LT
Rear Tire Specification
33 X 10.5 R15 LT
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spare
Full Size
Exhaust Type
Single Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Restoration photos. * Restoration receipts including engine overhaul parts

Our Service Programs

Seal of Approval Basic Safety Check

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