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Lot Number
14
1968 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
Scottsdale Auction

Offered Without Reserve

ESTIMATE: $40,000 - $60,000
CHASSIS NO: FJ4054309
• Outstanding, recent, and fully detailed restoration
• A true icon in original paint color; just one prior owner
• Restored original seats including rare folding jump seats
• Rear heater, tow package, dealer-installed PTO winch
• Original smog pump, hubs, vacuum 4x4 shifter

3.9-litre OHV inline six-cylinder engine, 125 HP, three-speed manual transmission with low range, overdrive, and part-time AWD, live front and rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel power-assisted hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 90”


Rooted in a prototype all-terrain utility vehicle designed by Toyota during the early 1950s, Toyota’s BJ gained the “Land Cruiser” nameplate by 1954. Quickly earning a stellar reputation for ruggedness and practicality, the Land Cruiser was soon available along a wide range of chassis lengths and body styles. Exports of the short-wheelbase FJ40 Land Cruiser to the United States began in 1960 and for much of the next decade, it was Toyota’s best seller in the crucial American market, where it was offered through 1983. Japanese domestic market production ended the following year. Supplementary models for the U.S. included the FJ45 four-door, pickup, and wagon from 1963 to 1967, and the family-oriented FJ55 from 1968 to 1979.

Much of the FJ40’s enduring success is due to simplicity and durability, plus remarkable ease of maintenance, repair, and operation. The Land Cruiser’s 3.9-litre “F Series” inline six-cylinder engine was in fact closely modeled after Chevrolet’s 235-cid light truck engine, topped by an improved GMC-derived cylinder head, and rated at 125 HP for the U.S. market. As dependable and capable as America’s “Jeep” and arguably more so, the FJ40 changed very little in appearance, yet received careful refinements throughout production. While effective and in demand when new, precious few of these rugged and capable workhorses survive today, rendering top-quality examples very rare and desirable as true on- and off-road icons.

Retaining matching numbers, this visually striking and highly collectible 1968 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser began as a sound and undamaged example that was based in Arizona with just one owner until 2014. It now benefits handsomely from an expert restoration performed by Mike Allison of Oregon, which was completed during 2015.

Highlights of the restoration process include a refinish in eye-catching Spring Green inside and out – the FJ’s factory-original paint color, a complete engine overhaul and full detailing of the engine bay, which also includes the original air pump, plus replacement of the clutch, brakes, and wheel bearings. Features of this Land Cruiser include rare folding jump seats at the rear, an unmodified dash, the proper vacuum-assisted 4X4 switch, and column-shifted, three-speed manual transmission. The interior was thoroughly restored, including correctly reupholstered original seats, in keeping with the rest of the vehicle. Other great features include a rear heater, a dealer-installed power take-off (PTO) winch, new lens covers for the lights, new glass, new rubber seals and window channels, a new exhaust system, and new OEM gauges and door knobs.

Having traveled 88,353 actual miles from new and just 500 miles since the restoration was completed, this superb 1968 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser rides on new tires mounted on original wheels with proper factory hubcaps. As offered, it marks an outstanding find for smart collectors as a true study in correctness that remains true to its factory-original appearance and specifications, unlike so many other Land Cruisers in today’s market. Equally capable of off-road use and around-town enjoyment, it is a truly outstanding example of Toyota’s classic Land Cruiser in all possible respects.

1968 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
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