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Stock #4936


TOYOTA 1974 FJ40

1974 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser presented in the very desirable color combination of Sand Dune Beige with the white hardtop, a terrific classic look with a ‘young’ collector who loves this famous landmark design, here is a striking and aggressive design that is used and loved all over the world, this has great history with many photos of the initial restoration (LINK), has the rebuilt famous 4.2L 2F 6 cylinder engine that is highly detailed, correct intake system, has the proper 4 speed transmission with the correct factory secondary high and low shifter, all of this system works well along with the 4 wheel drive, this full system with the transfer case is prepared by a top transmission expert, thus all has just been checked to be in great working condition, this has the proper locking hubs and heavy duty suspension, these vehicles are so strong that they are used around the world, the stock 4.2 liter 6 cylinder rebuilt engine has just outstanding compression with excellent dry reading compression from 165psi to 171psi across (LINK), has the uprated front power disc brakes, the whole braking system is fresh, had the frame-off restoration a few years ago with many photos, after the initial frame off restoration, then now with all recent work by Fraser Dante is completed for Spring 2020, fantastic show gloss black chassis is so important for a great FJ40, just gorgeous upscale biscuit leather interior on the stock front buckets and the matching rear fold down seats, has the added rare and very desirable air conditioning system, aluminum radiator, exterior rear tire mount system with factory 2 way doors, BF Goodrich Mud Terrain TA 33×10.5xR15LT tires that are shown blackwall out, mounted on believed original Toyota Land Cruiser 15” argent wheels, (LINK), Bluetooth upgraded stereo with USB port, after full mechanical checking by the Fraser Dante shop, this will have the final road testing to confirm, all the lighting is working along with the added front PIAA driving lights, 

FJ 40 Landcruiser history:  here is a striking and aggressive design that is used and loved all over the world, the 4 wheel drive works with two ranges as factory with the proper shift levers, mechanically, these classic Land Cruisers were so accepted that 1973 marked the 300,000 unit worldwide production, these were very strong, well designed vehicles to be used “in the wild” as well for use in the snow in Austria or in Minnesota, these also featured these driving qualities  along with a great design that is truly automotive investment history, really a Landmark Design, this style was built until 1983 and became a piece of drivable collectables of automotive history with great following all over the world,

History of this specific 1974 FJ40: many photos are in the file of this initial restoration, truly frame off and rust free, see the (LINK) of this great history, hard to find such fine history, it was driven some after the initial restoration, then with the final work performed with wheels being painted the proper argent color, full mechanicals are completed so that this is now completed by Fraser Dante in Spring 2020 to make sure this is top Driven Show, 

Engine: these strong straight 6 cylinder engines are famous for their durability all over the world, the Toyota F series engine was a series of OHV inline-6-cylinder engines produced by Toyota between 1955 and 1992 and are known for their high amount of torque at low RPM, massive cast-iron blocks and heads and also, importantly, their high reliability, the ‘F’ Engine had one of the longest production runs of any Toyota engine with the overhead valves actuated by pushrods from a gear driven camshaft in the lower portion of the engine, this particular engine is highly show detailed, it was completely rebuilt from all the information received and the compression taken, it had the factory rating at a 125 horsepower at low rpm with the very strong 189 ft/lbs of torque on this 3.9 Liter ‘F’ engine (SEE THE LINK OF ALL ENGINE NUMBERS),  has the proper 2v carb with original stock hard to find air intake and cleaner, factory linkage with the manual choke, with such very strong torque, long stroke, excellent dry cold reading compression taken yields from 165psi to 171psi across (LINK), this is better than new, the clutch install was done to such an expert degree that there is no shutter in the takeoff, just pulls correctly and even, this has brand new fresh plugs and excellent wires, with a quick pull on the choke, a bit of a warm-up and this strong and rugged smooth power plant of an engine just purrs, 

INTERIOR: a very nice upgrade are the fully stock restored seats  ‘as factory’ but now covered in better than factory beautiful biscuit leather in top condition, also same covering on the working rear fold down jump seats, these rear seats are really ‘as new’ with all new padding, has the 3 point front safety lap belts, has the new black special padding for all the floors, then a set of brand new rubber black floor mats are just now installed for show and the ‘real world’, 

Working systems: note that it is very hard to find such a classic vehicle with all systems working, the uprated new headlights work, the brake lights work, this has the working proper fender mounted Japanese amber/white front driving lights, the same type lenses are used in the rear for driving, an added extra are the expensive front PIAA driving lights with covers, has the uprated radio system with the floor mounted speaker, the horn is fine, even has the proper top of the windshield mounted electric windshield wipers that are checked to be working,

Running gear:  since this really, really nice 1974 FJ40 had such a great history and is so rust free, Fraser Dante goes to full effort to make sure the running gear is in top condition, as the initial restoration was done a some unknown exact time ago, Fraser Dante is taking this to our top transmission/drivetrain expert, he is professionally fully checking the 4 speed synchromesh transmission, the transfer case and the linkage, this is an expensive process that few shops and dealers do today, this extra work is accomplished to make this strong vehicle be able to climb the Matterhorn!!

Suspension/Underchassis:  the just outstanding frame on this truck is re-painted gloss black with all new bushings and then detailed, this shows great care from the previous build and refreshed by the Fraser Dante shop for Summer 2020, here presented is the famous heavy duty suspension completed to a top factory standard,  ready to go on an African safari these were built so well, with the strong leaf springs, dual-line power brakes that stop with a touch of the foot, these brakes are checked so they work so very well for this strong ‘truck’, thusly the full braking system and all lines are fresh, strong shocks, the shackles are as new, the springs are in great condition with the new shackles and ‘U’ bolts so the attitude of the vehicle is a tall presentation, has excellent bushings,

Summary:  these vehicles are most important as a drivable collectable in the USA as well as acceptance all over the world with their classic lines and ‘strong’ appearance, these top quality FJ40s with excellent mechanicals and are really climbing in value, it is said “they appreciate in value while you driven them, and they’re so cool that everyone in the movie business has one”, a true modern classic, a great effort is made to make this a really very top investment quality classic, note the highly detailed show engine bay, with this beautiful classic color and the rare air conditioning system, the owner is ready either to load your golf clubs to the Country Club, go to a valet at your favorite restaurant or head out on an African safari, a great investment and great fun, offered at $46,950

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Year: 1974
Make: Toyota
Model: FJ40
Body Style: LandCruiser
Transmission: 4 Speed
Condition: Very Good
Stock#: 4936
Engine: 4.2L
Exterior Color: Beige
Interior Color: Brown Leather
Price: $46,950
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