What was once Toyota’s indestructible and utilitarian 4×4, is now an iconic and extremely cool collector worthy off-roader.
The Land Cruiser FJ40 was the predecessor to the BJ25 which was Japan’s answer to the British Land Rover and the American Jeep. Along with its iconic looks came durability and a reputation for being a virtually unbreakable vehicle that would get you anywhere.
In 1950, Toyota were asked to produce prototypes of a 1/4 and 3/4 ton four wheel drive trucks by the U.S. Armed Forces and Japan’s Police Reserve Force. It’s no secret that Toyota reverse-engineered the Jeep to help them play catch up, but in true Toyota fashion they had it perfected within a decade.
The Land Rover Defender is set in stone as one of the all time automotive greats and pioneers, yet the FJ40 in some respects has the edge over it. Supply and demand clearly shows this with figures, as Toyota passed the 10 million mark for sales of the Land Cruiser worldwide back in 2019 after 68 years in production, compared to that of Land Rover’s 67 years in production with just 2 million units.
In recent years the demand and prices of the FJ40s have seen dizzying new levels, with a 2,000 mile Pebble Beach example reaching $137,500 back in 2014.
The FJs are already being cherry picked and the frenzy for them will only continue in coming years. Therefore it’s advisable if you’ve already got your eye on one, to enter the market whilst it’s still relatively affordable to do so for the very best examples.
We currently have three FJ40s for sale that are in superb condition throughout. All are fitted with the “F” 4.2l petrol engine producing 125hp/289 N-m of torque and coupled to a 3 speed manual gearbox.
Originally built in the Japanese factory before being shipped to Indonesia, their chassis are all solid with no signs of repair or welding anywhere.
All three examples are tax and MOT exempt and come with a set of brand new steel wheels and tyres, as well as a set of alloy wheels.
We welcome independent inspections, as all the cars on sale by Horsepower Hangar are HPi checked and mechanically inspected, so you know that you can buy with confidence from a long established specialist.
The FJ40s are available to view 7 days a week, but please note that all viewings are strictly by appointment only and we’re located just 30 minutes away from the A1 at Peterborough.
Nationwide delivery can be also be arranged for any prospecting clients further afield.
To arrange a viewing or if you have any further questions that you would like answering, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan on 07799 360 360 or Jordan on 07799 350 350.
|Model||Land Cruiser FJ40|
|Drive Side||Right Hand Drive|
|Exterior Color||Muleta Red T1454|
|Interior Color||Black Vinyl|