The Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser that STARTED the BAJA 1000 Race itself!
Who doesn’t love a good Baja story, especially when it involves a 1966 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser named “El Toro Verde,” The Green Bull! We are not just talking about an FJ40 that ran in the illustrious BAJA 1000, but this is “THE ONE” vehicle that STARTED THE RACE ITSELF! If you are a BAJA desert race fan, this is a MUST READ STORY!
Yes, you will read how this FJ40 has a V8-swap, but we will excuse that as everyone (even us) swapped them back then! This is one badass FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser worthy of a place in the Peterson Automotive Museum or the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum! But maybe after it goes and gets dirty for one more “fun run” at the NORRA Mexican 1000!
Read On: Mike Pearlman’s 1966 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 “El Toro Verde” Led The Way To The Baja 1000
Thank you Elana Scherr for pinning this article!
Photographer was not credited, but most likely it’s from the MotorTrend Studios. See the photo collection of this BAJA-40!