Land Cruiser

Ready to Work: 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ47 Pickup

Legend has it that during WWII, when the Japanese invaded the Philippines, its army found an abandoned American 4×4 Jeep. Exactly which Jeep (some say Bantam, some say Willys) is not known, but the vehicle was immediately deemed a… more»

Bullet Nose: 1951 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser

Studebaker launched the Land Cruiser sedan at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, a fitting venue for a standout “streamliner” design. We forget the contribution of these long-defunct carmakers toward the advancement of the automobile, but Studebaker’s contribution resounded once… more»

Early SUV: 1970 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55

Sometimes, it’s hard to remember a time before SUvs. They’ve been around in one form or another for years but it seems like the consumer demand exploded in the mid-80s with the introduction of the Jeep Cherokee (XJ), and… more»

V8 Swapped! 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55

The Toyota Land Cruiser FJ55 was introduced in August of 1967. Dedicated to being a wagon from the start, the FJ55 replaced the FJ45LV, basically an FJ40 wagon. The FJ55 was marketed in the U.S. as an alternative to… more»

Amazing Survivor: 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60

The passing years will often leave off-roaders looking battered and bruised. A life spent bashing their way into remote and inhospitable locations will leave its mark, with scratches and dings shouting proudly to the world they have experienced plenty… more»

Solid as a Rock: 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45L Pickup

Reliable, worldly, rugged: sounds like a ad, but it’s not. It’s the tip of the iceberg on the list of “advantages” describing the Toyota Land Cruiser, the longest-running production car in Toyota’s history. Sold in 170 countries, the… more»

Tough Toyota: 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser

While it is hard to imagine today, Toyota’s success in the US market was hard won.  Early Toyotas were as different from American cars as can be imagined.  However, two things worked in the company’s favor: a gas crisis… more»

Which Engine? 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ 40

The Toyota Land Cruiser enjoys a well-deserved reputation for toughness. Various organizations and government agencies have utilized these classics to access some of the most inhospitable locations on the planet. Some private owners sought more power and torque than… more»

Diesel Powered: 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 75 Series

The Toyota Land Cruiser dates back to the early ’50s when the four-wheel-drive was introduced as their version of a Jeep-type vehicle, and it holds the company’s title as its longest-running model.  After a successful 25-year run, the 70… more»

Rare Troopy: 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ75

Some might argue that the king of trucks today is either a GM or Ford product. But back in the 1980s, and outside of the US, there is one truck manufacturer that is popular the world over. The Toyota… more»

Desert Find: 1959 Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser is a series of 4-wheel drive vehicles that have become Toyota’s longest-running series of models. Worldwide sales are north of 10 million units and climbing. These SUVs were not common sights in the U.S. in the… more»

3,000 Original Miles! 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser Series 75

I wish I knew where this 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser pickup has spent the past 30 years. According to the seller, it has 3,000 original miles on the odometer! The ad doesn’t have hardly any information (I guess the… more»

Japanese Jeep: 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

The Land Cruiser (model FJ40) was a series of SUVs made by Toyota from 1960 until 2001. While the earlier versions were built in Japan, the more recent ones originated in Brazil and are more commonly seen on the… more»

No Reserve: 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

When a person keeps a vehicle of any description for more than four decades, you can be pretty sure that the car in question means something special to them. That is the case with this 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser… more»

Fully Documented: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Finding any classic vehicle that has five decades under its belt and comes with a known and fully documented ownership history tends to be reassuring. When the vehicle in question can also serve as a reliable daily driver, that… more»

Extremely Rare Example: 1957 Toyota Land Cruiser

It is a question that will always ignite spirited debate: Does the fact that a classic vehicle is rare necessarily mean that it can command a stratospheric value? That is what we need to consider with this 1957 Toyota… more»