Interior Color: Black
Model: Land Cruiser
Number of Cylinders: 6
Drive Type: 4WD
Exterior Color: Blue
Block Island, Rhode Island, United States
|Bought this truck a year ago but never drive it - maybe have driven 1,000 miles. I had anticipated keeping this truck for the longhaul , but need room in my garage. Automotive Appraisals & Pre-Buy Inspections LLC UBI# 602991237 6392 Polaris CT West Richland, WA 99352 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 VIN# FJ40274852 Appraisal requested by Scott Fleming Owner is Hal Young Feb 24, 2011 This Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is a brand new completed mint restoration. The work has been completed in a professional Land Cruiser restoration shop. This vehicle is built to better than OE standard, but to OE specification. There are only test and tune miles on this truck, I could not find a single imperfection or blemish. On the typical car show judging scale of best being 100 never driven, trailered only, I would give this truck a strong 97-98. Miles show 46,244 which I believe to be original. The mileage is noted exempt due to age and WA title requirements, but from the pristine nature of this vehicle prior to restoration, I believe the odometer is correct. Every mechanical component of this vehicle is new or refurbished. Most of the new parts are OE Toyota, aftermarket parts only used when OE were not available. This is a true frame-off nut and bolt restoration. Every nut and bolt are new stainless. Toyota FJ40ís came with a crude single stage paint from the factory. This FJ40 has a perfect base coat clear coat paint with 6 coats base, each coat wet sanded, and 4 coats of clear, each coat wet sanded. This is the type of paint job you would typically see in a show perfect classic muscle car. The undercarriage is coated with POR-15. The paint and rust prevention given to this truck exceeds factory specs, and will ensure this vehicle remains rust free for many years to come. Overall, this restoration is the finest Iíve seen on a 4x4 truck, it is absolutely spectacular. I would rate this FJ40 in the top 1% known in the world. I estimate this FJ40 to have an actual cash value of $50,000-60,000 in the present market. Replacement value of a ground up rebuild would be in the $90,000-100,000 range. My opinion for this range relies on research with Vintage Off Road, TLC, and ICON whom are the known authority for these vehicles as well as recent eBay sold auctions. I based this value on the three restoration shops listed above from their posted vehicles for sale on their websites, as well as their listed costs for restoration work.|
Toyota is announcing a recall for about 130,000 examples of the 2014 Tundra Tundra pickup in Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab configurations.
According to the company, the "garnish on the center pillars" inside the trucks might not have been installed correctly. If the vehicle were in an accident, the side curtain airbags could deploy in the wrong shape. Toyota says that it's not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this potential problem.
To fix the issue, the pickups will have their interior center pillars inspected, and if faulty, the pieces will be replaced. Obviously, this will be done at no cost to owners. Scroll down to read the full announcement.
According to the Toyota UK blog, engineers for the automaker were so excited developing the GT86 coupe that they investigated producing a whole family of models based on the rear-wheel drive sports car. And at least one engineer - product chief Tetsuya Tada - still hopes it can happen, even if not everyone at Toyota is onboard. Tada: "Actually we tried to do this secretly but the executives found us out. They said: 'What are you doing? Will you please focus on the coupe.'"
Those mooted variants included both a four-door sedan and a shooting brake. Why? Aside from the pure excellence of a lightweight, brilliantly handling hatchback, Toyota was keenly aware of the fact that it may need to spread the cost of development out across several models. Tada says that's part of the reason why it was so easy to create the convertible. The company knew from the outset that a softtop version was in the cards, and built the machine's structure to accommodate having the roof sliced off.
Tada also made mention of the already-announced collaboration between Toyota and BMW. The engineer said that the GT86 was particularly helpful because it demonstrated just how successful a product conceived and designed by two different companies can be. While he didn't say exactly what Toyota and BMW are up to, it's clear the two are looking into a number of possibilities. It's an interesting read with a lot of
If you're in the market for a new electric vehicle, now is definitely the time to buy or lease. Following price drops on just about every other EV on the market, Toyota is looking to push a few more all-electric RAV4 crossovers out the door over the Labor Day weekend. The Detroit News is reporting that, through September 3, anyone looking to get into a RAV4 EV in Los Angeles or San Francisco, can get a deal: a $299 a month lease (no word on down payment, though) or zero-percent financing for 60 months for buyers.
The $49,800 RAV4 EV normally leases for twice as much - $599 a month - so this move could be an attempt to sell more of the 2,600 units Toyota has planned to produce. Or maybe, if you thought $599 was a fair price, you can now get two RAV4 Evs. Although temporary, the price drop comes at a time when many other EVs on the market have had their prices reduced, including the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Smart Fortwo ED and Honda Fit EV, not to mention already low prices for the Fiat 500e and Chevy Spark EV.
*Note: 2012 RAV4 EV pictured here