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Restored 1981 BJ40 Diesel

4cyl 3.0l Diesel ENGINE
Diesel FUEL

1980 Toyota Land Cruiser Description:

This listing is for a 1981 BJ40. eBay requires a longer VIN for 1981 models which this does not have thus we are unable to properly list it as 1981. We are professional mechanics and spent some time in Costa Rica sourcing some amazing Cruisers in Latin America. We are restorers and purveyors of these classic Land Cruisers and hold to the highest standards. Check out a time lapse of our last restoration here to get an idea of what we're talking about. We know these Cruisers inside and out and know exactly what to look for. We're sticklers for quality and won't sell junk. We check out everything from top to bottom to find the BEST out there. No weird resto-mods, hack-jobs, frankensteins, or bondo-crazy cruisers. We are honest and price as fairly and accurately as possible.
Check out this very NICE looking rig ready for adventure. The perfect Land Cruiser for summer fun! This was semi-restored about 2500 miles ago with an engine overhaul, new upholstery, new tires, new paint, custom soft top, and custom side and rear doors. Bed-liner was applied on the under carriage and floor pans for durability and to protect it from rust. This cruiser is virtually rust free and mechanically sound. Strong engine, great compression. There is oil wetness at the transfer case but insignificant. No leaks anywhere else.
See 40+ pictures here
It belonged to a single family its entire life and has been well maintained and taken care of. The body and chassis, the most important pieces, are unadulterated and in superior shape with no bondo, rust, or damage. It was never wrecked. It drives and brakes great and is fun to drive, especially with the comfy seats! The 85 horsepower engine gets good gas mileage, ~20mpg. We drove it comfortably at 55mph. 4sp manual transmission with granny gear. 4wd and lockers work great!
  • Engine overhaul includes new rings, pistons, seals, fan.
  • Clean oil
  • Smooth running
  • Brakes properly adjusted and good
  • Rebuilt steering box for responsive steering (manual)
  • Greased tie-rod ends
  • Solid radiator, no dents, leaks, or cracks
  • Solid exhaust, no cracks, no dents
  • Side mirrors are aftermarket
  • Upgraded shocks and coil spring conversion on front and rear
  • New vintage-style tires
  • New paint
  • Soft top is in like new condition
  • Custom rear doors
  • Custom driver and passenger side doors, convertible to half doors
  • No heater or A/C
  • Original wiring loom, not hacked up. New relays.
  • Aftermarket horn and horn relay.
  • New battery (12/17)
  • No dents, no scratches
  • Seat belts included but not installed on rear seats or driver's seat

This rig is also a perfect canvas for further upgrades or mods. Swap the engine with a more powerful V8, add a power steering conversion, convert to disc brakes, or give it a lift and bigger tires. The opportunities are endless!

Hardtop and doors are not included in price. We can include the original hardtop and doors for this rig for an extra $3500 (two weeks is necessary to restore them to like new condition--new seals, paint, rust repair). Soft-top hold-downs knobs would have to be removed in order to install hardtop. Pictures are available.

VIN, engine, and chassis #'s are verified. VIN and Chassis # is BJ400464415. Engine # is 0355476. All necessary documents will be provided, (title, customs and EPA exemption). Vehicle takes approximately 15 days to ship to Texas. Arrangements can be made to ship to any state from there. Buyer pays shipping. Shipping for this vehicle is only $1500 to the states plus overland shipping from Houston, Texas. We will handle the customs and the safe transfer in Houston, Texas.
Call 503-724-9519 for inquiries or questions.


Item location:San Jose, Costa Rica
Model:Land Cruiser
Interior color:Black
Engine:4cyl 3.0l Diesel
Drive type:4WD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear