1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Final bid: $19,250
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Reserve Ended
12 bids, 13 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: FJ40 Land Cruiser
  • VIN: FJ40275518
  • Mileage: 500mi (TMU)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Green
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0034157

Considered among the most capable and robust off-road vehicles of all time, the 40-Series Land Cruiser was first produced in 1960 to rival the American Jeep and British Land Rover. This 1978 example is said to have been the subject of an extensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration in South America before being imported to the United States and is presented with a green finish over a black vinyl interior. Reportedly driven approximately 600 miles since the restoration, this Land Cruiser is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Colorado.

The FJ40 presents a classic boxy design with a utilitarian and rugged approach. Details include rounded headlights, prominent fender flares, a removable roof, ambulance-style rear doors, and steel bumpers. This example has been refinished in its current shade of green as part of the extensive restoration, contrasted with a white-painted grille and hard top. It rides on white-finished 15” wheels mounted with Yokohama Geolander M/T tires. Additional images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin is appointed with black vinyl upholstery complemented with green-finished surrounds and a black-finished steering wheel. Equipment includes black-faced instrumentation, roll-up windows, door-mounted grab handles, a sound system, and climate controls. The seller notes an aftermarket air conditioning system has been installed. 

The 1978 FJ40 equips a carbureted 4.2-liter inline-six cylinder engine which sends power to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller states that the engine, transmission, and undercarriage were extensively restored approximately 600 miles ago, and seasonal oil changes have been carried out upon the seller’s acquisition by the specialists at Accelerate Motorworks of Colorado. Other recent service items include a new battery, a new Weber carburetor, front disc brakes, and a new driveline disc parking brake assembly. 

This sale will include a clean title. 


Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $19,250
  • Auction End: 2023-09-21 19:20:00+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 12
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  • BigPoopies (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Floridaclassiccars Was trying to bid 20,000

  • BigPoopies (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Floridaclassiccars Did this sell at the price above? I tried bidding more but it wouldn't let me.

  • Floridaclassiccars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Blackfriar90 Yes it has a clean Florida titile

  • Blackfriar90 (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    does this have a clean title?

  • 1956speedster 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $19,250

  • feralcat 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $19,000

  • BigPoopies 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,500

  • ggodoy 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • BigPoopies (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Floridaclassiccars This makes me moist!

  • Floridaclassiccars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello I would like to thank everyone in advance who is interested in what i would consider a fine example of the Toyota Landcruiser FJ 40. The new owner of this cruiser will have years of reliable fun and will be sure to turn heads wherever they go! Have a wonderful day and good luck to all the bidders.

  • BigPoopies 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • ggodoy 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • BigPoopies 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • ggodoy 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $11,150

  • eozargun (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    has the car ever been registered/ title in the US?
    also, is it 4x4? i see the notes say "power delivered to rear wheels"
    thank you,

  • Geo762 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,900

  • ggodoy 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • 590HP 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,500

  • Floridaclassiccars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @REB27 Thank you for your interest. Yes, it is currently in Colorado . We shipped it out there a few months ago to our other location. We can arrange shipping anywhere in the US

  • REB27 (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Sorry if this has been explained but is the vehicle presently in Colorado? Thanks.

  • Seandarnall (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    way to go, impressive rig. I live in Parker, hope someone local buys it so I can see it driving around. Congrats in advance

  • ggodoy (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Thank you for the info.

  • Floridaclassiccars (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @ggodoy No This FJ has been completely gone through since restoration and has been mostly maintenance driven since. It has never been off roading. Thank you

  • ggodoy (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Any issues that you need to tell us about?
    Thank you

  • madoelbanna 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Final bid: $19,250 Ended
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