RHD 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ81 VX Limited Turbo Diesel

Available for auction is this 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ81 VX Limited finished in Dark Emerald Pearl over a gray cloth interior. The 80 Series Land Cruiser was introduced in 1990 as the replacement for the 60 series and featured vast improvements in luxury and comfort as well as a new generation of diesel-powered engines. This 5-speed 1993 example comes equipped with the premium VX trim package and features a turbo diesel engine, upgraded three-piece Work wheels, a lift kit, and more. Imported from Japan, this classic righthand drive Land Cruiser is now being offered for auction out of Texas while showing approximately 119k kilometers or 74k miles on the odometer.

This Land Cruiser comes finished in Dark Emerald Pearl (6M1) and features factory Toyota mud flaps as well as “Turbo” and “Four Wheel Drive” decals on the sides.  Several aftermarket accessories have been installed including a TJM Products aluminum front bumper with PIAA auxiliary lights, EGR rain guards, and chrome Diorama sliders.  The seller reports the frame to have been painted by the previous owner and notes a small ding and paint chip on the driver’s side front door, a dent on the rear bumper below the CIBIE decal, minor paint fade on the driver’s side front fender, and several small chips on the hood.  Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  This Land Cruiser rides on a set of rare three-piece Crag forged wheels manufactured by Work, which come dressed in a set of Yokohama GeoLander All-Terrain tires dated from 2018.

The cabin is trimmed in gray cloth upholstery with the driver situated on the righthand side.  Factory options include dual batteries, a sunroof, a compass, and an altimeter.  A host of upgrades are equipped including a Nardi Torino steering wheel, a JDM compass and altimeter, a turbo timer, and a backup camera.  Some signs of wear are noted on the center console and steering wheel. The air conditioning system is said to have been recharged and serviced in September of 2021 with a new belt and compressor. All gauges, lights, and accessories are said to be functioning properly aside from the Japanese-market radio which will not work in the United States.

Power comes from a 4.2L 24-valve 1HD-FT turbodiesel inline-six which features a single overhead cam and direct injection. Approximately 165 HP and 266 lb.-ft of torque are sent to all four wheels through a 5-speed H151F manual transmission featuring a dual-range transfer case and a locking center differential. The engine has received an aftermarket performance tune, and a Jasma exhaust has been installed for a more aggressive tone. A lift kit has also been equipped, providing for a modest increase in ride height.  Minor surface rust is present on some suspension components, although the body panels, rockers, and floorboards are all said to be free of corrosion.  Images of the undercarriage are provided in the gallery.

This sale will include a clean title. With the values of classic 4x4’s on the rise, this unique Japanese-market Land Cruiser presents an excellent opportunity to own an increasingly sought-after collector's item.


Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $22,500
  • Auction End: 2021-10-25 20:03:11+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 14
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Comments (30)

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 monthago

    Thank for all the bids and comments. Have a wonderful week!

  • nmscasey 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • Micprod 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $21,500

  • nmscasey 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • dmk 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • Micprod 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • FormoRaro 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,805

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 monthago

    Sorry for the mileage typos. As of Sept 4th there was 124,570KM on the truck. There will be a few more as we try and drive everything once a week. This happens to be the one that is the current favorite and gets taken to lunch more than most. If you are an introvert do not buy this truck, you will get a million questions while getting gas. We are going to miss one.


    Please note, the mileage listed in the information panel has been updated. The vehicle has traveled 124,900 KMs, not the previously stated 118,000 KMs.

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 monthago

    @FormoRaro I have some pictures being added. I am unfortunately out of town and not with the truck to get better pics. All of the interior is in great condition.

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 monthago

    @TheGratefulDad We have put 5-6K KM on this rig during our ownership and I would drive it to Costa Rica today with my surfboards on top. Radio is a head unit from Japan so I suggest a bluetooth speaker or some CDs if anyone has those anymore for music.

  • TheGratefulDad (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @GFMotorsports appreciate the response. Yeah that’s about what I was figuring. I know it’s no guarantee at all, but anything about this truck that would cause you to deter me from flying in and driving it home? Think it’s ready to take on a road trip?

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 monthago

    @TheGratefulDad It has been a bit, but I believe you can get open shipping for around $800 and enclosed for $1000-$1200. Again it has been awhile and I would need to check with my shipper.

  • FormoRaro (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Do you have photos of the driver and passenger seats ideally bolster on driver side.

  • TheGratefulDad 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $10,555

  • Mcoupes52 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $9,500

  • TheGratefulDad (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hi, how’re you? Love the truck. Cost idea on shipping to NJ?

  • DWADE911 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,800

  • TJ 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,250

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Tomripard we have a broker we work with how ships cars to the EU often. I want to say it is around 2k USD to ship to the EU. It is very country dependent. Some EU counties will accept roll on/ roll off other make you put it in a container which can take some time these days. We do it all the time. Happy to help.

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Lundclan Yes the AC has been repaired and is blowing ice cold.

  • Jimsmyth1 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • Cyrus061 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • Jimsmyth1 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • Lundclan (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Your comment let me with a question. Has the A/C been repaired?

  • Tomripard (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hi. What a lovely classic machine! Any idea what shipping to Europe would entail and would you even be willing to?

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cuzzin_Olaf super easy to get parts here. Cruiseroutfitters.com has had all the normal maintenance parts I have needed. I only buy/sell things I want to drive, so we drive them and have fun with them until they sell. We have put 5-6K KM on this rig. Only issue we have had is the AC compressor gave up last summer in the Texas heat. These are pretty rock solid and most of the parts you replace age out. I.E. suspension bushings and other wear items. You can also get parts out of the UK and they usually show up in 24-48 hours, shipping is a little high but you get your parts faster than Summit for sure.

  • Cuzzin_Olaf (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Curious how easy it is to get parts and maintain these JDM vehicles/engines in the US since they weren't offered for sale here. Any insight?

  • dmk 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • GFMotorsports (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Happy to answer any questions you might have, this is my third turbo diesel from Japan. These sip gas around town. Not sure there is a better platform or investment out there if you enjoy an adventure. Happy Bidding!

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RHD 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ81 VX Limited Turbo Diesel
Final bid: $22,500 This auction has ended.