1971 Toyota Fj55 Landcruiser on 2040-cars
Laguna Hills, California, United States
Transmission:Manual (3 on the tree)
For Sale By:Private Seller
Model: Land Cruiser
Cab Type (For Trucks Only): SUV
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
Drive Type: Standard
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Sub Model: FJ55
Exterior Color: Gray/white
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Black
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 6
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"This FJ55 is even rarer than the FJ40s. This car is equipped 4-wheel drive and a/c both operational. This car runs great. There is some rust on the ledge of the roof as moisture accumulates there over the years. No rust anywhere else."
This 1971 FJ55 Landcruiser is a rare and hard to find vintage SUV. It is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. It has a vacuum assisted 4-wheel drive and air conditioning, both fully operational.
Lovely referred to as the "Iron Pig" by its fan base over the years for its rough looks and tough composition, this vintage SUV performs incredibly well off road and crossing shallow rivers.
There is rust on the ledge around the roof top, which is very common on this car as moisture accumulates there without draining. The odometer is not working so the mileage listed is estimated. This is an original California car kept in Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Oceanside, CA most of its life.
I have the original owner's manual and keys. Don't miss the opportunity to own this collector piece. Email me with any questions or if you need more information.
Toyota Land Cruiser for Sale
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Toyota's North American CEO Jim Lentz has already given us a rough idea of what prompted the company's surprise move to the Dallas suburb of Plano, TX from its longstanding headquarters in Torrance, CA. A new story from The Los Angeles Times, though, delivers even more detail from Lentz on the reasoning for the move, what other cities were considered and why the company's current host city wasn't even in the running.
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Of course, one of the more popular reasons being bandied about includes the $40 million Texas was set to give the company for the move, as well as the state's generous tax rates. According to Lentz, though, the reason Toyota chose Plano over a group of finalists made up of Atlanta, Charlotte and Denver, was far simpler than that - it was about consolidating its marketing, sales, engineering and production teams in a region that's closer to the company's seat of manufacturing in the south.
"It doesn't make sense to have oversight of manufacturing 2,000 miles away from where the cars were made," Lentz told The Times. "Geography is the reason not to have our headquarters in California."
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