1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824

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Lot 18
1982 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4
Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824

€ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 45,000 - 68,000
1982 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4
Chassis no. 810 127
Engine no. 588 824
*Sold new in France
*4.2-litre V6 petrol engine
*French registered

Toyota Motor Company was established in 1937 and introduced its first car, the Model AA, that same year. In WW2 Toyota was charged with developing a Jeep-like four-wheel drive off-road vehicle for the Japanese military but it was not until the Korean War that this type of product began to assume any degree of importance for the firm. Commissioned by the United States government, the Toyota Jeep BJ that first appeared in 1951 was both larger and more powerful than the Willys Jeep that had inspired it, boasting a 3.4-litre six-cylinder overhead-valve engine. Following the end of the Korean War in 1953, Toyota began exploring the civilian potential of its new off-roader, introducing a more refined version powered by a 3.9-litre engine – the 20 Series – in 1955, by which time the evocative 'Land Cruiser' name had already been adopted. In 1960 the concept was updated as the 'FJ40', which for the first time incorporated a low-range auxiliary transmission complementing the existing three-speed synchromesh gearbox, giving six forwards speeds in total.

Toyota's iconic Land Cruiser is one of the few (possibly the only) 4x4 whose reputation compares favourably with that of the Land Rover. The Land Cruiser's impact has been considerable in the developing world where its ruggedness, reliability and capability of mounting a heavy-calibre machine gun have endeared it to successive generations of local militia groups. Countless versions, both two- and four-door, have been built over the last 60 years on different wheelbase lengths and with either petrol or (from 1974) diesel engines, while some have been made with two-wheel drive only. The Land Cruiser was also built in Brazil as the 'Bandeirante' up to 2001.

Dating from 1982, the left-hand drive Land Cruiser offered here is powered by a 4.2-litre, V6 petrol engine and has the manual gearbox. As such it is a relatively late example of the original Land Cruiser family, which was superseded in 1984 by the J70 series. The Toyota was sold new in France and is believed to have had only three previous owners.

It comes with French Carte Grise, original service booklet, manuals and pouch. Finished in brown/olive with black vinyl interior, the vehicle has covered circa 100,000 kilometres and is described as in generally very good condition. A 'must have' for the serious 4x4 collector/enthusiast.
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1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
1982  Toyota  FJ40 Land Cruiser 4x4  Chassis no. 810 127 Engine no. 588 824
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