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1997 6.0l Vortec V8 Toyota Land Cruiser 81,000 Miles on 2040-cars

US $25,000.00
Year:1997 Mileage:81000 Color: Maroon /

Carbondale, Colorado, United States

Carbondale, Colorado, United States
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:6.0L GM Vortec V8
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
Body Type:SUV


VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: JT3HJ85J3V0166895
Year: 1997
Make: Toyota
Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player, 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, CD Player
Model: Land Cruiser
Safety Features: Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Trim: Base Sport Utility 4-Door
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Drive Type: 4WD
Mileage: 81,000
Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 8
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Exterior Color: Maroon
Interior Color: Tan

Up for auction is a very well built 1997 FZJ80.  81,000 miles on vehicle (98,000 on engine)  There is so much to list about this vehicle but I will try my best.

Upgrades Include:

- GM Vortec 6.0L V8 (98,000 miles) 
- GM Automatic Transmission (rebuilt 07/14)
- Original transfer case which retains the full time 4WD
- Advance Adapters transmission to transfer case adapter
- Howell Engine Performance Computer & Wiring Harness
- Spahl Electric fans
- Factory Electric Locking Differentials (front and rear)
- Slee 4" Lift
- ARB Bullbar
- Warn 9.5xp winch
- Slee Rear Bumper
- Slee Sliders
- Viair 450c onboard air compressor
- 4.88 gears
- 35" BFG Mud Terrains
- Hi-Lift Jack
- Custom Louvered Hood (very cool and one of a kind)
- 4 wheel high performance vented rotors and ceramic brake pads
- Optima Red Top battery
- Cold AC
- Etc

  This 80 series was built to run the high mountain passes in Colorado and to run the mild to medium desert trails around Moab.  This truck was professionally built by Proffitt's Cruisers out of Austin, Colorado in 2007 and 2008.  Proffitt's Cruisers was an exclusive Toyota Land Cruiser restoration and modification shop that did top notch work.  All upgrades except for the engine conversion were done in 2007 at 58K original miles.  In 2008, more power was desired so the engine conversion was done at 65K original miles.  A low mileage 6.0L Vortec was installed (not as low miles as the original six but with only 17K miles more than original engine).  

  The truck looks like it has 81K miles on it.  This is not a 200K+ mile truck that has a trashed interior and beat up exterior and then converted to a V8.  The front driver's seat is not torn and shows very little wear; indicative of a low mileage vehicle.  Aside from a few dirty spots, the interior is in really great shape.  The exterior shows a couple of small dings here and there.  The worst being in the driver's side door which occurred in the Summer of 2013 with the Hi-Lift jack trying to get out of a snow bank.  The exterior also shows a bit of "trail pin striping" here and there.  The pin striping might be buffed out with some effort.  It's never bothered me so I didn't worry about it.  Also, there is no rust on this truck.

  To be quite honest, this truck gets up and goes and this is the way Toyota should have made these incredible vehicles.  The in-line 6 is a great motor, but the V8 is awesome!  It has plenty of power to get you into and out of traffic and it has low end torque for running trails.  The vehicle runs great, shifts smooth, and is a nice all-around driver.  15K miles have been put on this truck since the conversion.

  Over $40K has been invested into this Cruiser.  It's a great car but I don't use it.  It has done most of the Colorado high mountain passes and mild to medium trails around Moab with ease.  It has never been "wheeled" and it is well taken care of.  It does not leak a drop of anything anywhere.  The front axles seals are clean and don't leak.  This car brings a lot of attention due to its condition.  It draws even more attention when people hear the low rumble of a throaty V8 under the hood.  

  If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind, well built, ready to roll 80 series, then this one may be for you.  If you are looking for an all original grocery getter soccer mom car, then this is not the right one for you; keep looking.

The Little Stuff:
  Here are a couple of things that a potential buyer needs to be aware of:

1)  There are no emissions on this vehicle.  Here on the Western Slope of Colorado, we don't require them so it didn't need it.  If you live in an area where you have emissions testing, then you may have to modify the vehicle for your needs.  I have no idea what this entails and I highly suggest you contact someone BEFORE you bid and/or commit to buying the vehicle.  

2)  There is no cruise control.  The original system might be able to be hooked back up or an aftermarket system installed.  I have never needed it so it doesn't bother me.  

3)  The airbag light is on the dash.  I always assumed this was due to the engine modification.  I have no idea if the air bags are still operational or not.... I've never hit anything to test them out.

  I have tried to explain this vehicle to the best of my knowledge.  I highly recommend that you ask questions as surely, I have forgotten something.  You can reach me at 970-379-8568.  If I don't answer, please leave a message and I will call you back at my earliest convenience.  

  I have listed this vehicle with a buy-it-now price of $25K which is a fraction of what was put into it.  Trust me; you will not be able to professionally build this type of vehicle for anywhere close to that price.  The reserve is a little lower than the buy-it-now.  If it doesn't sell the first time around, I will keep re-listing until it does.

  It is located in Carbondale, CO 81623.  Shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer.  I have worked with an auto shipping broker and she is great to work with.  I will pass her information on to any interested buyer.  

  Again, please ask questions and Thanks for looking.

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