1962 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser
ORIGINAL BODY IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION
MECHANICALLY SOUND AND SOLID
FRONT DISC BRAKES
DAILY DRIVER CONDITION
RIGHT HAND DRIVE, NEW ZEALAND IMPORT IN 2004
Offered for sale is a 1962 Toyota FJ45. This truck was purchased via Ebay and imported from New Zealand in 2004 (shipping cost was approximately $2,000) by the previous owner. It is the cleanest, most solid Land Cruiser I have ever run across. The truck is practically, if not entirely, rust free with solid original floorpans and exterior. All major mechanical work done to the truck was done in New Zealand to high standards, including certification thereof (apparently a requirement in New Zealand). Work done there included a 350 Chevy V-8 conversion along with a Chevy TH400 rebuilt (March 2004) automatic transmission with a B&M floor shift, upgrade to FJ60 axles with front disc brakes, steering column and steering box. (Approximately $8,000 in receipts were retained). The Vehicle bears a 2004 New Zealand 'Warrant of Fitness' window decal along with an affixed metal plate. Also, a certificate of registration dating back to 1965 goes with the vehicle's documentation.The vehicle was also repainted in New Zealand and has minor surface and paint imperfections, but does not require repainting, at least in my opinion.
The FJ45 both runs and drives great. Brakes are great and also power. Steering is tight and solid, but is not power. All lights and gauges work, with oil pressure and water temp in dash gages added. Speedo works and appears to have been converted from kms. Dual electric windshield wipers work, as does turn signals. Horn is currently activated by toggle switch, but should be able to be wired into the steering column with the addition of a horn relay. Floor shifted four wheel drive works and is paired with original locking front hubs. Toyota shoulder strap style seat belts installed. All glass is good, including dual rear sliding glass windows. Rear air shocks. New battery, plugs, points, condenser, coil, and starter. Engine has an electric fan wired to ignition switch, Holley 4bbl., and Edelbrock intake. No leaks from engine, trans, or differentials. Tires are 31x10.5x15 in very good condition and tread. Side and windshield frame vents. No heater installed. Documented mileage indicates a total of 146,275 kms- most likely.
I bought this FJ45 on impulse in February while looking for an FJ40 to restore. I have recently acquired an FJ40, so the FJ45 is for sale. My 18 yr. old son and I have enjoyed driving it over the summer, but we are looking forward to finishing the FJ40. The FJ45 is solid, reliable, and a good driver or I would not have let my son in it. the longest trip we've taken it has been about 80 miles, but I wouldn't hesitate to drive it farther. The previous owner drove it from the Port of Savannah, GA to Atlanta in 2004.
The spare pictured in the rear bed is not included in the sale. It is an original 16" Toyota steel wheel, and if the buyer desires, the wheels and tires shown can be swapped for the full set of 7.00x16 steel wheels and tires, including the spare, which are original to this vehicle.
Any questions, please email or call 931-580-6967 (daytime calls only please)
Available for inspection by appointment.
Payment terms- $1,000 via PayPal within 48 hrs., balance due within 7 days via wire transfer (only)
Buyer responsible for pickup, no shipping is offered by seller.
Sale subject to a fairly low reserve. Good luck and good bidding, it is a fine little vehicle. Rare, Collectible, and an enjoyable Investment.