1979 TOYOTA FJ40

CONCOURS FANTASTIC BUILD/DOCUMENTED FRAME-OFF/ALL FACTORY RARE
TOYOTA PARTS/GORGEOUS FREEDOM RED/RARE ORIGINAL BODY
PANELS/VINTAGE AIR CONDITIONING/FACTORY POWER STEERING/POWER
BRAKES/FACTORY H41 4-SPEED/STRONG FACTORY CORRECT 2F ENGINE/
STOCK FACTORY CARBURETOR AND AIR INTAKE SYSTEM/HIGHLY
DETAILED/SPECTACULAR FRAME/ALL LOWER LINES ARE NEW/RARE STOCK
FACTORY 2-PC SPLIT WHEELS WITH 10-PLY BIAS PLY TIRES/RARE LAST
FACTORY FRONT WINDSHIELD/GORGEOUS CUSTOM MADE BISCUIT CANVAS
SOFTTOP WITH ROW UP SIDES/RARE AMBULANCE REAR DOORS/PERFECT GRAY
STOCK INTERIOR WITH REAR FOLD UP/FACTORY JACK-BAG/FACTORY BOLTS
AND NUTS ZINC PLANTED/COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM/STOCK
NEW DETAILED SUSPENSION/SIMPLY AN AMAZING PRESENTATION

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1979 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser short wheelbase 4-wheel drive famous factory very correct collector investment vehicle that is restored to the very highest credentials that one could desire, simply this rare softtop model has the finest concours, frame-off fresh restoration with the cosmetics, mechanicals and suspension possible!!! the standards today are better than when factory new with a show quality detailed underchassis, there is a full restoration file that comes with this famous FJ40 (SEE LINKS)…has the gorgeous Freedom Red exterior painted to a wonderful show luster, looks fantastic with off white factory front grill cover, this has the original and very solid body panels that have an amazing bright presentation, they contrast to the handmade biscuit full canvas soft top with the cool side roll-up plastic glass curtains and the solid framed dual rear ambulance doors, this makes just a striking appearance, the original famous strong 2F 6 cylinder 4230cc engine has massive torque with a 3.70” bore and a long 4.00 stroke, a proper stock carburetor and the full factory air cleaner intake system that are hard to find, highly detailed, restored radiator and expansion tank, now all set for running conditions with full fresh tune, all the engine bay is highly factory detailed, has the factory power steering and power booster brakes, the added Vintage Air Conditioning system is the only add on and greatly desired the full softtop, the H41 speed transmission that works well with the factory correct shifter along with all the new restored brake and accelerator floor linkage to show standards, the proper 4 wheel drive has just been checked to be in great working condition, hubs are correct as this has the locking hubs, all the stock gray seat upholstery and side panels have been restored, these seats are perfect, even the rear fold up jump seats are in, has safety belts, all the new Toyota OEM parts used that include front and rear door weather stripping, inner and outer window channels, door felts, factory blinker lenses, tail light gaskets, dual outside mirrors, window and door felts, door hinge pins, gear shift knob, proper 4wd emblem, all the Toyota emblems, the completer heavy duty suspension is all new, has the very rare, really hard to find and correct two piece steel wheels that are restored and painted the factory gray with the proper lug nuts…then the expensive and factory correct bias ply tires that are very hard to find, see that the full electrical systems are fully restored with all the lightning checked including the famous fender mounted driving lights, see the attached (LINK) from the last owner that explains how exacting this project is today…here is an investment build that is just an amazing piece!  

History of the FJ 40 along with the FJ43, these vehicles are most important in the drivable collectables in the USA and even around the world today, today with both with stock famous, very strong 6 cylinder engines and even the uprated V8s that go now for simply amazing money, these vehicles are really climbing in value, the FJ 40 is featured in AUTOMOBLE MAGAZINE November 1997 in the start of the truck collector car upswing that continues today and it is said “they appreciate in value while you drive them…they’re so cool that everyone in the movie business has one”, here is a true modern classic, really very correct with a wonderful presentation, with items like the very last windshield that the Toyota factory warehouse had that is now installed today shows the extent of the wonderful build in all aspects of the mechanicals and extras that are seldom found today,

Build: here is an amazing piece of automotive history, importantly areas like the stock and full suspension are built to factory or better standards with items like the anodized bolts that are used throughout the build, new pitman arm to the steering box, restored center link, new tie rod ends, all heavy duty shocks, heavy duty leaf springs, even the shackles and ‘U’ bolts are anodized that work and look great, the steering box works terrific, these drum factory power brakes are rebuilt and just checked in the Fraser Dante shop, see the fitting of the hard to do softtop with rthe dual rear doors that are cool,   

history is believed that was owned by a doctor in Columbia who used this a bit at his coffee plantation on the weekend, then was sold to and imported to Miami where lots of the physical restoration was done with the experts in that area, then on to North Carolina to a serious collector well known to Fraser Dante, he went to the very extreme in the final build points to finish the show work in order to be correct, again, items like the windshield were the last one that the Toyota factory had in their warehouse, items like the correct pull hook on the front frame were installed, then the made sure the this famous engine was perfect as had the proper carburetor rebuilt to great performance standards, rare to see with the proper air intake and the full tune with the timing set and new spark plugs and fresh high tech oil, again see the attached description of this rare softtop model that was done from the last owner (LINK) before the final road testing work in the Fraser Dante shop,

interior: notice that the very stock dash and instruments are ‘as factory’ and all are restored, the faces are clear, all the stock gray seat upholstery is well padded and even the side panels have been restored, these seats are just perfect, even the rear fold up jump seats are in, has a lower floor mat, also the safety belts,

Summary: this just wonderful build of the famous 1979 Toyota FJ40 that is factory correct is perhaps the best one that Fraser Dante has ever seen, this writer owned his first in 1977, found the new FJ40 finished in red with white side striping in Dallas, bought on the spot and drove it back to Atlanta, loved these ever since, the final check in our shop ready for Summer 2018, these FJ40s look terrific, are very reliable and can drive everywhere in the world, lots of support for parts and service, here is a rare and really famous piece of automotive history that will make a serious car person very happy, now an exceptional offering at only $56,950

Restoration Photo Book (LINK), Hospital Rear Doors (LINK),