Simply an incredible 30 year old FJ60. This Cruiser hums nicely down the highway at 70 mph with no problem. Truly one of a kind Land Cruiser that gets looks and compliments most every day. More than that, this is a reliable Cruiser that I believe is good for another 30 years. The paint is 30 years old and original. The interior is all original except for a Sony cassette/AM/FM stereo with 20 watt Infinity speakers. It is a beautiful, yet aged brown with factory pin-striping. I've seen many Cruisers and none better looking or better performing than this vintage 1983 model. It is with real hesitation that I list this Land Cruiser. I've lost my company truck as I've changed jobs and need to sell this Land Cruiser in order to raise funds to buy a car that will get great highway miles. I waited for a long, long time for this 1983 Land Cruiser. I passed on many Cruisers but couldn't pass on this one when I saw it for sale in May of 2013. I bought it from the original owner. Pics of the original title are included in this ad. The original owner took great care of this Cruiser and used synthetic oils. A new engine and transmission we installed less than 30,000 miles ago.
There are awesome after market parts on the exterior of this Land Cruiser. There is a stout ARB safari bumper on the front of the Cruiser with three HELLA lights. There are side rails on each side of the vehicle that will support a standing adult. There is a rear bumper with spare tire and attachment on the back of the vehicle. These are high end parts that were purchased from Man-E-Fre. They add a very rugged, yet appealing look to the Land Cruiser and offer great protection.
This 1983 FJ60 starts right up and drives great with no problems. It is aligned and balanced and ready to go. The dash is perfect with zero cracks or issues. There are no rust issues with this Land Cruiser and no real dings of note. However, since it is 30 years old there are a number of very small paint chips particular at the front of the vehicle. For a 30 year old Land Cruiser, however, the exterior is in very excellent condition. The only "question mark" would be above the right rear tire where the original owner had primed that part for a stainless steel add on but chose not to do so. There is an area that looks like dirt stuck to the priming material. I'm guessing this can be buffed out but I have not attempted to do so in concern of how it would effect the paint. A picture of this area is included. This Land Cruiser does have a very minor amount of oil that will leak. It's not a significant enough leak to where oil must be added between oil changes. The head liner is original and in great shape with no sagging. The interior lights work perfect. Included in purchase is a cork gasket set for the oil pan that would address this minor issue. The four wheel drive works great. This is a vehicle that would get good looks in Beverly Hills or be able to pull through nasty terrain for hunting or exploring. The AC works great. The heater works perfect.
I'll now include upgrades and features added to make this Land Cruiser truly one of a kind:
*Brand New Tires 31/10.5/R15 with less than 100 miles ($732.99 with records)
*Engine and Transmission overhauled at 174,896. Records of this are available as it was a $6,900 job.
*ARB Front Winch Bumper
*ARB Front Fender
*ARB Side Step Rails
*Kaymar Rear Tow Bumper with spare tire mount and high lift jack mount. There is a remaining pivot for gasoline can mount.
*Rancho RS 9000 adjustable shocks
*Old Man Emu greasable springs
*Detroit locker on rear right tire. This is an incredibly strong no-spin locker.
*Man-E-Fre 2 1/4 Exhaust System
*Man-E-Fre 6-in-1 Headers
*Man-E-Fre billet cam shaft (has machined in cam ring gear not pressed on like the OEM version. The cam ring gear drives the distributor and oil pump).
*Man-E-Fre transmission-transfer connection case hose
*Man-E-Fre high output alternator
*Man-E-Fre front anti-sway bar
*Man-E-Fre intake manifold heater
*Mallory electronic LED distributor
*Rebuilt power steering pump
*Power steering pump oil cooler
*Tinted windows (beginning to come unloosened)
*AMS Oil two-filter bypass oil unit
*Hella 100 watt spot light with cover
*Two Hella 55 watt fog lights with covers
*Hella dual horns
*Full synthetic lubricants used in engine, transmission, transfer case, grease fittings, differential, bearings.
*Aluminum wheels, 8 inch, including spare.
*ALL ORIGINAL FACTORY MANUALS
NOTE: Man-E-Fre is a Land Cruiser specialty company in California that imports or manufactures parts for Toyota Land Cruisers.
Note: Estimate that after-market exterior parts are over $4,100.
Also included in the purchase of this Land Cruiser will be an incredible amount of quality spare parts to get you through the next 30 years. I'm confident that no vintage Land Cruiser has ever been listed that includes such an exhaustive list of parts and service materials. The original owner that I bought this Cruiser from in May of 2013 was an absolute Cruiser fanatic and had purchased the essential spare parts needed to drive this vehicle forever. The original owner was no longer able to drive this Cruiser due to a rugged and developing hip problem. The include parts and service items include but are not limited to:
*A remanufactured alternator
*A new and complete distributor
*New fuel pump
*Complete set of front seat belt assembly
*One set of cam gears
*One bell housing and pressure plate
*One used cam
*One case of synthetic lithium grease for packing wheel bearings
*Sears battery charger attached to vehicle battery that can charge battery via AC plug
*One used clutch
*One rebuilt differential hogs head
*One used exhaust manifold
*Five brand new platinum spark plugs
*One electronic ignition
*One master cylinder
*One slave for the master cylinder
*One distributor shaft with counter weights
*One smog pump
*One case of 75/90 100% synthetic gear lube
*FIVE original factory RIMS (15x8 with lugs)
*One carburetor rebuild kit
*One PCV valve
*One new Air Conditioning Compressor
*Complete set of belts for alternator, water pump, AC compressor
*One cork set gasket for the oil pan
*Two vacuum actuators
*One new thermostat
*Miscellaneous gaskets, O rings and new light bulbs
NOTE: My mechanic estimates that there are over $3,000 in spare parts and service materials.
Again, this is a unique offer with so many after market exterior add-ons to this Land Cruiser AND the valuable spare parts that should keep this Cruiser going for another 30 years.
This vehicle drives and handles great. The tires are brand new with less than 100 miles on them. There are several folders full of records of work and service performed on this Land Cruiser. There are service and repair manuals included. The original owners manuals from 1983 are included. I will include a number of pictures that should answer most questions. Additional questions may be emailed to email@example.com. I'm not a mechanic but will try my best to answer any and all questions with honesty.