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TLC Stage 3 Restored 1983 FJ40 with A/C & Power Steering

For sale: 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Technical specifications

Item location:
Santa Monica, California, United States
Land Cruiser
2-Door with Removable Top
Base Sport Utility 2-Door
Engine size:
2F Inline 6 Cylinder
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Power Steering, Air Conditioning
Manual 4 speed
Drive type:
Interior color:
Power Steering, 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
Vehicle Title:
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The Holy Grail of FJ40's. Contact me at (515) 864-1275An opportunity to own the best. This is a beautiful. fully documented 1983 FJ40 restored by renowned Land Cruiser specialists at TLC of Chatsworth. CA. She was loved and cared for by both of her previous owners. The truck was in Colorado until coming to CA in 1999. She was a great rust free example prior to restoration and pictures of the vehicle pre-restoration are available. This rare beauty has air conditioning. power steering. 3:70 gears. split transfer case. disc brakes and the Old Man Emu suspension. You can see several photos and a short video by clicking on the link below. Click here to see several photos and video of this pristine 1983 Land CruiserLike turning back the hands of time. this 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 appears as if she just left the dealership. She’s undergone an extensive restoration from top to bottom by the experts at TLC who do excellent work with meticulous attention to detail. Refinished in her original White. there are no dents. dings or damage to the body. There is no rust. The body and frame are excellent. The interior is flawless as well. The floors are all solid and rust free. Everything functions as it should. no excuses. All signals. lights. wipers. washers. taillights. backup lights. license plate lights. side markers. audio system and gauges work perfectly. Original console. original mats in front and back. original jack. jack rods. and owners manual. Front seats and rear jump seats are in excellent condition and have been reupholstered. Interior door panels and dash pad are perfect and un-cracked. As with all FJ40's. the hardtop is removable. The front axle is equipped from the dealer with the optional Aisin free wheeling hubs. Under the Old Man Emu suspension you will find 31x10. 50 BFG AT tires with very few miles on them mounted on OEM stock chrome wagon wheels! The Cruiser is a stock configuration with all emission equipment in place. This is a "blue chip" FJ40 investment of the highest quality. High bidder is responsible for pick up or delivery. I will assist in any way I can. I would like a wire transfer within 5 business days. Bid with confidence. Clear title in hand. I encourage you to call me (515) 864-1275. We reserve the right to end this auction early. Land Cruiser Nation is offering this rare classic on consignment. The vehicle is located in Santa Monica. CA. Click here to see several photos and video of this pristine 1983 Land Cruiser Why is the 1983 FJ40 the “Holy Grail” Gregory Overton. Land Cruiser Nation and Jonathan Ward. TLC4X41983 was the final year for the FJ40 in the United States. The non-USA version was continued until 1984 but was considerably less evolved than the USA models. Low sales numbers due to the introduction of the FJ60 in 1981 coupled with increasing EPA and Safety standards. high import tariffs and competition from Jeep CJ’s all contributed to Toyota’s decision to discontinue the FJ40 in US Markets in 1983. There were approximately three hundred FJ40’s delivered to the US that year. so finding a 1983 FJ40 in any condition is rare. Many have since been parted out. modified. or have simple rusted away. It is estimated that about fifty 1983 FJ40’s were delivered with factory power steering and/or factory air conditioning. The trucks that remain in good condition with both options are Uber-rare! Besides the fact that there are very few of these FJ40’s available. the 1983 model has many factors that make it the best all around Land Cruiser Toyota ever built. and the most coveted. These enhancements were evolutionary and started in 1976 with USA trucks getting front disc brakes with four-piston calipers. By 1979 Toyota went to 3:73 gears. which gave the FJ40 better highway speed than earlier 4:11 gear ratio models. Then in August of 1980 we saw the change to the split transfer case and updated four-speed transmission. which was considerably smoother and quieter than it’s predecessor. The emergency brake design was updated using cables to actuate the rear drum brakes vs. the earlier models. which deployed a drum that sat behind the transfer case and was problematic and less efficient. The fuel tank was relocated from under the passenger seat to a safer location underneath the vehicle that allowed for an increased from 16 to 21. 6 gallons. The steering wheel was re-designed to a more modern look. The dashboard. which is unique to 1983. was re-designed using a silver and black dash panel held with four screws to allow easy access to wiring for serviceability. The odometer was upgraded from five digits to six-digits. The choke received a lighted knob. as did the headlight switch. The seats became reclining. the jump seats were given metal U-shaped legs for added support. The cabin courtesy light came on when the doors are opened. The center console. which was a simple metal and then plastic box. was upgraded with an ashtray and integrated rear heater. Trucks delivered to colder climates were equipped with side window defrosters and in very late 1983 models you may find doors with wing windows. which were common on earlier FJ40’s but discontinued in the mid 70’s in favor of one larger window. Some 83’s have odd. NON USA. content due to the fact that Toyota was running out of parts specific to the US model. So digital clocks. unique columns (with ignition lock) and other details are occasionally present. So in summary. the 1983 FJ40. which has become known as “The Holy Grail” is not only in extremely short supply but also delivers more refinements than any Land Cruiser that Toyota built in the preceding years. The values throughout the last two decades have shown that the 1983 FJ40 is one of the best possible investments on four wheels. Every year they rise in value. on a trajectory unique in the classic car and 4x4 market.

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