FOR SALE FROM A RED LINE CUSTOMER – SOLD!
Available for test drive at Red Line Land Cruisers in Colorado Springs
See 100+ photos below!
- Price was $30,000…owner has dropped to $17,000!
- Questions? Fill out the form below to inquire about this FJ 40
- Located at Red Line Land Cruisers, 1050 Ford Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
- VIN: FJ40103805
- Manufactured in May 1971
- 31″ x 10.5 x r15 A/T tires with excellent tread
- New paint
Here is my ’71 TLC ready to take you out in the Great Outdoors of Colorado. It has been partially restored by Red Line, having spent untold hours sanding the body before painting it the classic red color, having patched the rear quarter panels with new steel to fix those classic rust holes in the body. I quote from the original Restoration Details: “Our team of professionals will carefully strip down your old paint, examine the metal for rust (none found) and then your FJ40 will be primed and painted with a high quality single stage urethane paint, which will include 3 coats of paint plus a final buffing to bring it to a fabulous looking shine. We paint the original red color on both sides of the hood, bib, fenders, hard top sides, side aprons, and doors. The front grill and hard top will be painted the original white color with a single stage urethane, which will also receive 3 coats of paint and buffing.”
The weather stripping has been replaced to assure you are ‘snug as a bug in a rug’. This is well on its way to another 50 years of life. Twice that time and we are back in 1871, and you can do what I did, exploring the roads and paths of Crystal Park, where I lived in the Caretakers Cabin built in 1952 on Waterfall Loop, just above the site of John Hays Cabin in the Gateway to the Upper Park built in 1883. Hay was private secretary to Lincoln during the Civil War writing parts of his Lincoln biography right there in the summers of1883-1885, when access was via horse drawn buggy on dirt roads with a mechanical turntable switch back. Or visiting the Lost or Hidden Cabin of Alice Hill built in 1886 which Hay purchased shortly thereafter.
The headers are brand new, – you can see their shiny steel in the undercarriage photos. This Land Cruiser can get you there, for example doing the classic loop from Nathrop up Chalk Creek pass Mt Princeton Hot Springs (where I lived in the Estates in founding the Mt Princeton Institute for Advanced Study) to St Elmo (built in 1880 , my Uncle had a cabin there where we stayed during the early 60’s when my father was a pilot in USAF MAC, having on one occasion ferried Pres Kennedy’s car down to Florida during a Missile Crisis in Cuba) then up and over Tincup Pass to Tincup itself, on to Taylor Park Reservoir and back home over Cottonwood Pass down to Buena Vista. Gorgeous off-road trail-beating!
This TLC has been driven with love and devotion. It’s now ready to be taken over by the discriminating owner who can continue its legacy well into the future. The 3.9 liter naturally aspirated, in-line six cylinder engine is original, famous for its durability, reliability and all-around toughness. The wiring harness has been replaced, and various oil lines upgraded, getting the famed Red Line seal of road-readiness. If you are looking for a restoration project, this 40 is all original and quite functional. Every winter living at 9000 ft off-road in Crystal Park, it started every time I cranked it- it’s a horse, handles like a truck or tractor, floating on those famous leaf springs in the suspension. You can drive her at highway speeds of 55-60 mph and take her over Independence Pass to Aspen for summer festivities.
She’s a beauty, turning heads everywhere I go in her, from the Safeway parking lot in Manitou to the drive up Crystal Park, for 7 miles of paved access to Nature’s boundless beauty above timberline.
She’s ready to go, and if you are so moved, to sustain another $30K in undercarriage and interior restoration (the seats are functional, but could use reupholstering. There’s plenty to do underneath, but nothing that obstructs functionality. The speedo needs hooked up.) We’ve done the exterior, we leave the interior and carriage to you.The J in FJ40 stands for Jeep, and this is one heck of a machine unmatched in mechanical superiority.
Come and see her at Red Line Land Cruisers!
Recent work includes:
- New rear quarter panels; fresh steel
- Exterior painted
- New weatherstrip all around
- New headers
- Replaced wiring harness
- Replaced oil lines and oil sending unit
- Tune up
- Tons of tread left on the BFG 31/10.5/r15 all terrain tires
The speedo is currently not working but that could easily be remedied.