For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black
Model: Land Cruiser
Number of Cylinders: v8
Drive Type: 4x4
Sub Model: fj40
Stony Creek, New York, United States
No Rust/Originally from California/350 Four bolt main/Forty over board/Engine rebuilt 2011/Transmission 700r4 (bullet proof) rebuilt 2012/power steering conversion/new brakes and boosters/flaming river steering column (tilt & stainless)/Ford 9" rear/Toyota front/1985 Toyota transfer case (SR5)/Advance adapter/brand new 4 core radiator/LED lights/custom built bumpers (overkill)/setup to accept a winch/over $1000 in Stewart Warner gauges/new wiring/repainted April 2013-2 stage paint/Hellcat aluminum rims/4"rough country suspension lift/tons of stainless. This is basically a custom hot rod the only thing Toyota is the body, frame, and front end. I have never taken this off road and has won its share of trophies at car shows. needs minor adjustments here and there being a 1972 vehicle.
Well over $25k invested
*Steering column $1500
*Flaming River steering box $900
*Total refab Ford 9" $1500
*Advance adapters and transfer case $500
*Custom drive shafts $1000
$12k Total in just these items listed above which is below the reserve price in this auction
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For over a year now, we've been hearing about a potential partnership between Toyota and BMW on everything from sports cars to lithium-ion batteries, but one of the first cooperative projects between these two automakers could bring Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell technology to a BMW vehicle. Reuters is reporting that an announcement is likely to be made as soon as later this week regarding a BMW fuel cell vehicle that could be in production by 2020 with a prototype running around by 2015.
The last we heard of Toyota's fuel cell technology, it was in the FCV-R Concept that we saw at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, but there is no word how far along in development this system is. If it does come to fruition, such a vehicle for BMW would build on the automaker's commitment to hydrogen that started with the Hydrogen 7, which unlike a fuel cell vehicle, simply ran on hydrogen fuel rather than converting it to electricity for use in motors. We're definitely interested where this Toyota/BMW tie up could be headed.
Nine Japanese suppliers have pleaded guilty in US court over charges of price fixing in the automotive parts industry, resulting in the Department of Justice doling out a total of $740 million of fines, according to a report from Bloomberg. The scandal, which has resulted in General Motors, Ford, Toyota and Chrysler spending up to $5 billion on inflated parts and driving up prices on 25 million vehicles has sent the DoJ hustling into investigations. "The conduct this investigation uncovered involved more than a dozen separate conspiracies aimed at the U.S. economy," Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured above) said during yesterday's press conference.
As the investigation stands, the DoJ has issued $1.6 billion in fines against 20 companies and 21 individual executives, with 17 of the execs headed to prison. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Scott Hammond said, "The breadth of the conspiracies brought to light today are as egregious as they are pervasive. They involve more than a dozen separate conspiracies operating independently but all sharing in common that they targeted US automotive manufacturers."
Big-name suppliers indicted in the investigation include Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi Automotive and Mitsuba Corporation. A list of fines and other corporations named in the investigation is available at Bloomberg.
Toyota has worked up a quick video detailing the brand's involvement in the transportation of the Space Shuttle Endeavour last year. As you may recollect, the California Science Center ran into a hitch when it came to moving Endeavour from LAX to its new home. While most of the route would be covered by a robotically controlled transporter, one portion of the route directed the shuttle over an interstate. Unfortunately, the bridge across wasn't designed to stand up to the weight of the shuttle and its motorized sled.
The Science Center would have to remove Endeavour from its transporter and place it on a lighter, non-motorized sled. That's where longtime Science Center sponsor Toyota came in. As it turns out, the automaker had to prove to the California Science Center that a Tundra could actually tow the massive shuttle, so engineers put on a little demonstration with a stock truck pulling the equivalent weight over flat ground for the same distance. Once the Science Center was satisfied that the Tundra could pull it off, the move was green lit and the rest is history. Check out the short documentary below for yourself.