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FOR SALE: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 – $30,000

FOR SALE FROM A RED LINE CUSTOMER

Available for test drive at Red Line Land Cruisers in Colorado Springs

See 100+ photos below!

VEHICLE OVERVIEW

  • Price: $30,000
  • 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

CUSTOMER DESCRIPTION

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.

To inquire about this Land Cruiser please fill out the form below. If you cannot see the web form below use the simple web form here.

SOLD! 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62, 152k Miles, $22,950

SOLD!

FROM A RED LINE CUSTOMER – 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62

  • Year: 1989
  • Model: FJ62
  • Price: $22,950
  • Miles: 152k
  • Status: Daily Driver
  • Color: Red exterior, brown interior

See photos below

Owner Description

It’s not so much that a man chooses his journey, but that the journey chooses the man.  The experience had been trying. He had to empty all his stores of bravery, strength, and survival instinct. After years of preparation, things he never thought would matter had culminated to this one moment. It was the moment that mattered most. The moment that would define him for the rest of his days. Now, atop his steadfast and freeborn red cruiser, the rising sun, a poetic end to a life-changing adventure.

This rust-free Cruiser is a rare find.  Professionally restored in 2015, the following items were completed:

– Complete body work removing any imperfections.

– Primed, painted three times with “Freeborn Red” and finally two coats of clear coat applied.

– Undercoated with a 3M rubberized product to protect it from the elements.

– The rims, front and rear bumpers, and roof rack have been professionally powder coated.

– Engine tuned up with new spark plugs and wires.

– All fluids replaced

– All hoses and belts replaced.

– New tires installed, mounted and balanced.

– A/C system converted to R134A refrigerant.

– Radiator and engine block flushed and replenished with new anti-freeze.

– The vehicle comes with an aftermarket back-up camera.

 

SOLD! 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62, Lifted & Trail-Ready

Overview:

This 1989 FJ62 was owned by the same family since the late 90s. It sports an Old Man Emu lift, oversized tires on 16″ rims, an ARB front bumper, ARB rock sliders, and a roof rack with a spare tire carrier mount. Includes a Pioneer AM/FM/CD radio with matching 6-disc changer, original owners manual, bottle jack and tool kit. Also includes a fair amount of service records. Engine was completely replaced in the early 1990s.

Details:

  • Dark gray exterior, blue interior
  • 285/75/r16 BFG A/T tires (33.5″ tires)
  • View 200+ photos below and download/view super high res versions here (part 1) and here (part 2)
  • Located in Monument, Colorado
  • VIN: JT3FJ62G3K1112832

The Good:

  • Runs and shifts smooth
  • BFG tires have a year or so left tread-wise
  • Trail-ready FJ with about $3k worth of upgrades in the tires, fog lights, suspension, ARB front bumper, rock slider and roof rack alone.
  • AM/FM/CD with 6-disc changer

The So-So:

  • Speedo stopped working years ago. Previous owner guessed the mileage to be around 270k.
  • Runs but sat for a while and needs a tune up, all fluids changed, and will need a new air intake hose (currently taped as a temporary fix; it sucks air in and throws off the system and runs like crap otherwise)
  • Front seat bottoms are pretty beat in the front under the seat covers. Front seat backs are fine.
  • Horn and rear wiper not working
  • Has rust, but limited to the body and priced accordingly.

SOLD! 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62

FOR SALE: 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62

For sale from a Red Line Customer

CUSTOMER OVERVIEW:

This 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62 is in very good, all original condition. Very clean inside and out and mechanically strong and reliable. It sports a late 80s era sunroof and roof rack, probably installed by Toyota when the truck was purchased in 88.

Details:

  • 237,000 miles
  • Clean Colorado Title
  • Automatic transmission
  • VIN:
  • JT3FJ62G6J0088501

  • Located in Monument, Colorado
  • Power windows and locks
  • Power steering
  • Tow hitch/receiver
  • If you need shipping…I’ve used Summit Auto Transport several times and they’re very reliable. For a shipping quote, go to www.SummitAutoTransport.com

The good:

  • Daily driver
  • Engine runs strong and smooth
  • Transmission shifts smooth through all gears
  • Interior in excellent condition and very clean including the original carpet and upholstery.
  • Non-smoker, no pets
  • Tires are practically brand new – 31″ x 10.5 x r15 Goodyear Wranglers
  • New CD/AM/FM radio with USB and AUX inputs; sounds great

Recent Work Includes:

  • Thermostat, thermostat housing gasket, water inlet gasket, hoses and coolant replaced at 236,000
  • New PCV Valve, plugs, cap and rotor, plug wires, air filter, and battery terminal ends replaced at 236,000
  • New front sway bar bushings at 236,000
  • New muffler and exhaust pipe at 231,000
  • New front windshield in 2014
  • Transmission flush at 219,000
  • New battery at 219,000
  • New alternator at 218,000
  • Front axle rebuilt at 215,000
  • New belts at 214,000
  • Rebuilt power steering pump at 212,000
  • New brake rotors, pads, shoes at 209,000

The so-so:

  • Rear electric window motors are slow/sluggish. They open and close, but the passenger side needs help going back up if you take it down to low
  • Blinker won’t shut off when you turn the corner. You have to manually click it off.
  • Brights turn on, but sometimes you have to pull back the lever and then swing it forward real quick. It’s the same switch as the blinker, so I’m guessing it just needs a new switch
  • It was repainted a few years back. From 10 feet away it looks great, but when you get up close you’ll see some of the paint chipping here and there. Nothing terrible…it looks like it was a good paint job, but it definitely wasn’t a super high-end paint job.
  • Has a few leaks. One looks like it’s in the t-case and the other is probably the rear main seal (which is pretty typical for Land Cruisers). A couple drips a day.
  • Can’t get the glove box open
  • Speedometer is off by about 3-4 mph. If you’re going 55, you’re really going about 51.
  • Power antenna motor works, but the antenna doesn’t go up and down. The antenna gets reception just fine as-is.

The bad:

  • The passenger side rocker is pretty rusty. The rest of the truck is much better than average, but that rocker has a couple holes in it. I have a good used rust-free rocker panel from a 1986 FJ60 (same specs as the 88 FJ62) that goes along with the truck. It rusted out because of the chrome strip that used to come there. It’s pretty common…they hold in moisture and rust out by where they clip in by the doors.
  • Air Conditioning not working. It either needs a recharge (circa $100) or worst-case it needs a new compressor (circa $300)

All in all, this 1988 FJ62 is in great shape and ready for daily use. It’s been my daily driver and is very reliable.