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California ‘Cruiser! 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60

Not too long ago, I told you about an iconic vehicle in this article here. Well, good news for those who missed that one, this 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser is even better, and is for sale right now here on eBay in Redlands, California. Hurry up, though, as the listing will end very soon!

Not to re-tell a story too much, but I mentioned in the other article that this style of Land Cruiser was Toyota’s foray into the family-size / Overlander / Safari SUV market, aimed more or less squarely at the big, established names in trucks and sport-utilities. Toyota began production in 1951, and as of 2018, has sold more than 6 million of them, in various forms.

This particular one has fewer miles, a lot less rust, and a couple of already-installed extras that make it a reasonably turn-key adventure machine. The seller tells us, and we can see in the listing, that it’s wearing its original Desert Tan paint and has the 2F six-cylinder engine, mated to a four-speed manual gearbox, all of which have covered 142,000 miles. It apparently has has recent service work and comes with a bunch of extra parts. We can see also a newer audio system, a GPS and a CB radio, as well as a flat-tow bar, roof rack carrier basket, beefy tires, , LED lights and a snorkel.

All in all, I would have this in my fleet in a heartbeat. I dig everything about it – everything. The only things I would need are my spouse’s permission and a few friends to go Adventure with…can you guess which one is easier for me to get? Would you rock this on rocks, or would you rock it on pavement?


  1. Avatar photo Coventrycat

    Bet the only thing that rocks is a 7/11 parking lot. Snorkels must be the “in” accessory for 2019 for trucks, because I see em’ everywhere now. They’re always spotlessly clean – must be all that water they’re under all the time.

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