Take the tough-as-nails Land Cruiser reputation and add diesel power, and we're surprised this 4x4 isn't forged out of granite! So you can look over all the details of this highly original 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40, but you already know this is a terrific vintage off-roader offered for a terrific price.
This Land Cruiser does have some updates for flair like the metallic green paint, tinted windows, and newer alloys. But you can also instantly tell this is a true vintage machine. It retains the best classic elements, like the white roof, strong steel front bumper with tow hooks, windshield latches mounted on the hood, rear step bumper, wraparound back glass, and rear double doors with full-size spare mounted. And of course, the classic silhouette rivals Jeep and Land Rover for the first vehicle seen in the most remote parts of the world. So even if it's just going on a grocery run, the extra shine and timeless toughness of this unique classic mean all eyes are on you.
Inside is the mix of the right care and some cool upgrades. For example, the front seats have been traded for more modern buckets, so you get better all-day comfort. And these are covered in cloth, which is particularly nice since these Land Cruisers have a fully removable hardtop. So you can spent the day outside and not worry about a hot seat when hopping in. Behind these are the hallmark side-mounted jump seats we all love to see in these classic 4x4s. You get the correct grippy three-spoke steering wheel, and beyond that is the classic dash with the correct instruments and the four-wheel drive instruction bolted to the glovebox. This one also comes with provisions for nice features like air conditioning and an AM/FM/CD stereo.
The B in the BJ40 designation means you get Toyota's 3.0-liter B-series diesel motor. Yes, that's right, this was born with the ultra-desirable and nearly indestructible power plant. This is even believed to be original to the vehicle, per the consignor. Not only does this have the right look of maintenance, but also the way the motor readily fires up tells you it has been treated with respect. 1978 is a later model from this generation, which means you also have the added control of a four-speed manual transmission (also believe to be original.) As you look at the undercarriage photos, you can spot the two-speed transfer case and both beefy axles looking good. So the extra torque of this diesel 4x4 is absolutely ready for off-road duty. Plus, with features like power steering, power brakes, and modern all-terrain tires, this one has great features for the street and trail.
A diesel Land Cruiser offers true ability and true distinction. So at a price like this, you know you need to hurry if you want to take it home. Call now!