USA Spec Survivor - Factory Power Steering - Old Man Emu - Winch
- Make: Toyota
- Model: Land Cruiser
- SubModel: FJ40
- Type: SUV
- Trim: FJ40
- Year: 1983
- Mileage: 107,768
- VIN: JT3FJ40C0D3361441
- Color: Medium Blue (857)
- Engine size: 2F
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Power Steering
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Gray
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
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Overview:The 1983 FJ40 stands alone as the most drivable and rarest Land Cruiser FJ40 available. This USA spec 1983 Blue Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 was built in January of 1983 and includes factory power steering. It has 107,000 original miles. The original 2F has all the emission equipment in place and runs and drives great.
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The truck has the Old Man Emususpension which provides 2.5" of lift and offers a superior ride.New 33x10.5 BFGoodrich tires. New $1700 Warn 16.5ti winch with a massive 16,500lbs. of pulling capacity. In front you have the heavy dutyARB Bull Bar which is not longer available. Includes theoriginal jack and jack rods. New battery and new Cruiser Corp front seat covers are included (not installed).
Original seats front and back. Fronts have been recovered at some point and retain the originalseat belts with shoulder harness. Jump seats retain their original upholstery and have new OEM straps and new seat belts. All the dash pads are excellent and un-cracked. The instrument cluster and dash are clean and crisp. The floors have been lined long ago with a color matched lining. You have front and hear heaters and side defrosters.
Theoriginal steering wheel is nicelywrapped in leather, the door panels are clean with speakers installed. Audio is provided by an Alpine CD player with Boston speakers. Dual interior lighting for driver and passenger. The center console includes the integratedrear heater withOn / Off switch andthe typically "missing" ashtray.
The original headliner is in good condition with some puffing of the material in the rear rounded corners. The front seat belts are original with new belts in the rear.
The body is entirely original paint with the exception of the quarter which have been painted and blended at some time many years ago. The clear coat on that repair is flaking is some areas. It has the typical rust in the rear, right above the tail lights coming back but that's it! All the seams, the inner junctions for the inner fenders, Wheel tubs, B-pillar, supports, rocker panels, front fenders, cowl, bottoms of the doors, floors, aprons, etc, are well preserved.All the glass is good with the exception of one small chip in the original windshield. The front bumper has been replaced with a coveted "old school" ARB Bull Bar and the wheels are six spoke chrome OEM wheels that likely came from and FJ60/62. It appears the hard top has never been removed.
Summary:This is and unrestored numbers matching super-rare original 1983 FJ40 in great condition for her age. Much of the truck is still wears her original paint. She is mechanically sound and runs great! Drive her "as is" or take her to the next level with some minorcosmetics andrust remediation in the rear corners.
The truck has been in Colorado, California, Texas and Oklahoma to my knowledge. This Land Cruiser is all there and 98% rust free.These "old school" 4WD trucks serve up an awesome combination of fun daily driving combined with superior off-roading prowess.Rare, great looking, reliable, capable and FUN to drive.If you're looking for a great survivor,She represents a rare opportunity. The truck is located in Oklahoma City.
I will assist in any way I can. I require a $500 non-refundable Paypal deposit within 24 hours and a wire transfer of the balance within 5 business days.I encourage you to callLand Cruiser Nationwith any questions BEFORE BIDDINGand thanks for looking! I reserve the right to end this auction early.History:
Why is the 1983 FJ40 the "Holy Grailâ€
Gregory Overton, Land Cruiser Nation and Jonathan Ward, TLC4X4
1983 was the final year for the FJ40 in the United States. The non-USA version was continued until 1984 but was considerably less evolved than the USA models.
Low sales numbers due to the introduction of the FJ60 in 1981 coupled with increasing EPA and Safety standards, high import tariffs and competition from Jeep CJ's all contributed to Toyota's decision to discontinue the FJ40 in US Markets in 1983.
There were approximately three hundred FJ40's delivered to the US that year, so finding a 1983 FJ40 in any condition is rare. Many have since been parted out, modified, or have simple rusted away. It is estimated that about fifty 1983 FJ40's were delivered with factory power steering and/or factory air conditioning. The trucks that remain in good condition with both options are Uber-rare!
Besides the fact that there are very few of these FJ40's available, the 1983 model has many factors that make it the best all around Land Cruiser Toyota ever built, and the most coveted.
These enhancements were evolutionary and started in 1976 with USA trucks getting front disc brakes with four-piston calipers. By 1979 Toyota went to 3:73 gears, which gave the FJ40 better highway speed than earlier 4:11 gear ratio models. Then in August of 1980 we saw the change to the split transfer case and updated four-speed transmission, which was considerably smoother and quieter than it's predecessor.
The emergency brake design was updated using cables to actuate the rear drum brakes vs. the earlier models, which deployed a drum that sat behind the transfer case and was problematic and less efficient. The fuel tank was relocated from under the passenger seat to a safer location underneath the vehicle that allowed for an increased from 16 to 21.6 gallons. The steering wheel was re-designed to a more modern look. The dashboard, which is unique to 1983, was re-designed using a silver and black dash panel held with four screws to allow easy access to wiring for serviceability.
The odometer was upgraded from five digits to six-digits. The choke received a lighted knob, as did the headlight switch. The seats became reclining, the jump seats were given metal U-shaped legs for added support. The cabin courtesy light came on when the doors are opened. The center console, which was a simple metal and then plastic box, was upgraded with an ashtray and integrated rear heater.
Trucks delivered to colder climates were equipped with side window defrosters and in very late 1983 models you may find doors with wing windows, which were common on earlier FJ40's but discontinued in the mid 70's in favor of one larger window. Some 83's have odd, NON USA, content due to the fact that Toyota was running out of parts specific to the US model. So digital clocks, unique columns (with ignition lock) and other details are occasionally present.
So in summary, the 1983 FJ40, which has become known as "The Holy Grail" is not only in extremely short supply but also delivers more refinements than any Land Cruiser that Toyota built in the preceding years. The values throughout the last two decades have shown that the 1983 FJ40 is one of the best possible investments on four wheels. Every year they rise in value, on a trajectory unique in the classic car and 4x4 market.