10k: Minty Clean Crusher: 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of those iconic off-road machines that is well known for its boulder climbing abilities as well as its ability to run for miles with only basic maintenance.  The FJ60 version was sold from 1980 to 1987; a rugged vehicle and it seems that many have been converted into Chevy V8 powered monsters or covered in parking lot dings and baby vomit.  Today we feature an example that is total free from dings/dents/detritus offered at a reasonable price.  Find this 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 currently bidding for $9,111 on ebay with 2 days to go, located in Tampa, FL.

This Land Cruiser is offered in what looks like museum quality according to the photographs.  Normally on a car of this vintage with 140k miles on the odometer, you will see small bumper scrapes, shopping cart dings, small pieces of interior that are broken.  Either this truck has been carefully parked and maintained by obsessive compulsive owners over the years or been given a through restoration recently. 

Even the inside looks nice and has cloth seats looking great (on a car this vintage, cloth is often a better choice over leather as it is cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter and doesn’t show age cracks as easily).The FJ60 was powered by the big fuel hungry truck-like
carbureted 2F inline six, a 4.2L pushrod engine making only 135 hp, but a boatload of torques.  All US-market FJ60s were equipped with a manual transmission, good for general driving and some off-roading, but serious dirt junkies usually prefer a slushbox for slow rock climbing. In that case an FJ62 (1988-1990) might be preferable; you get the same basic truck as seen here but with an automatic and fuel injection. Not to mention the four-eyes look with quad rectangular headlights.

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