<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964

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Lot 13
1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top

Sold for US$ 33,600 inc. premium
1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top
Chassis no. 7FJ253628L
Engine no. 71964

3,900cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
4-Wheel Drive

*Extremely rare and desirable early Land Cruiser
*Treated to a recent restoration by marque specialists
*Fun open-top FJ finished in attractive colors
*Toyota's off-road icon


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1957 FJ25 is a very rare and desirable early-production FJ-series Land Cruiser. This truck has been treated to a comprehensive restoration performed by a Toyota specialist. Freshly completed in 2018, it is very attractive, finished in dark green with brown seats. The deep green paint and body quality is good without appearing over restored, which is appropriate for a utilitarian vehicle such as this. Civilian FJs were distinguished from military versions with the addition of chrome wheel covers and discreet chrome strips on the horizontal grille. The grille trim and headlight surrounds are in good original condition, while the "dog dish" hubcaps have been restored. Body color steel wheels are fitted with fresh, period-correct Firestone military tires. A single side-mounted spare wheel recalls the early Willys Jeep, and a Jerry can is strapped to the tailgate. Unapologetically basic, the FJ25 remains hugely appealing.

The interior of the FJ25 is about as elemental as it gets. The seats are covered in brown upholstery, with matching boots for the gear shift, transfer case selector, and handbrake. A set of rubber mats protect the freshly painted floors, and the "doors" are limited to a pair of nylon straps to keep occupants in place. The controls, switches, and instruments are good original items set in the body-color dash panel.

Toyota's legendary 3.9-liter inline six presents well, with the block number matching that on the firewall tag. It shows well, with a host of new components including the carburetor and ancillaries, and good quality paint finishes on the air-cleaner housing, radiator, and other accessories. The chassis, axles, and suspension were painted to match the body, and all present in beautiful condition.

This rare and fascinating early Land Cruiser is ready to be enjoyed in any number of events, or for merely "cruising" to your local shops. It is one of the earliest of its kind in North America and represents a significant and vital period for Land Cruiser enthusiasts.
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<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
<b>1957 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser Soft Top</b><br />Chassis no. 7FJ253628L<br />Engine no. 71964
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