This is a rare opportunity to own a cool off-roader that never was sold in the USA. This 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ70 was never sold at your local dealer. Instead, this turbodiesel-powered 4x4 offers a unique blend. It has the original-style tough attitude that's the bedrock of the short wheelbase Land Cruisers, but now with a more modern style and level of comfort.
Let's start with the design: This two-door carries all the distinctive appearance of the four-door FJ60 Land Cruisers we received in the USA around this same era, but this one has amped up the machismo. The matte paint is a clean application that makes the body look like reinforced steel. The wide front fenders are painted the same matte beige as the body, which looks much better than Jeeps of the same era. This has all the best off-road upgrades, including a tall snorkel air intake, upgraded wheels/tires, and LED headlights and light bar that can turn midnight into noon.
The interior is reminiscent of the versatile setup from the earlier FJ Land Cruisers. It includes durable seating up front for three with an individual driver's bucket seat. The rear doors swing wide to swallow plenty of cargo, or you can fold down the jump seats to have up to four facing. But unlike those older FJs this has the kind of comfort you got in a 1980s Toyota pickup. That includes good seat padding, full carpeting, and a well laid out dash. You'll like classic details like the factory steering wheel and the KM/H speedometer that reminds you this was a special Costa Rica import. Plus, there's an upgraded AM/FM/CD touchscreen stereo with Bluetooth to give you modern technology in this classic Toyota.
As cool as this 4x4 looks, don't forget that it has to live up to the go-anywhere Land Cruiser name. The capability starts in the engine bay where the 3.4-liter B-series turbodiesel motor is the perfect mix of all-out ruggedness and stump-pulling torque. The force of the diesel powerhouse is a great pairing with the two-speed 4x4 transfer case, tall ground clearance, and Maxtrek Mud Trac tires for serious off-road work. But the control of the four-speed manual transmission and power steering also make this fine for in-town fun, too.
This is the distinct and capable diesel-powered 4x4. So if you want a classic that can lead the way and keep them all talking, don't miss this seldom-seen Land Cruiser. Call today!!!