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4.2 Liter Turbo Diesel 80 Series wagon, Triple Locked, Factory Winch, Sunroof

171,686 MILEAGE
1HD-T 4.2 Turbo Diesel ENGINE
Diesel FUEL

1991 Toyota Land Cruiser VX Limited Description:

For sale!

1991 Toyota HDJ81 Landcruiser. Japanese grey market vehicle with 4.2 Liter turbodiesel engine, direct injected 1HD-T engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, triple-locked. 276,297 kilometers (171,683 miles), right hand drive, cloth interior, original blue paint scheme and two keys. Everything you want in a Land Cruiser!

Notable features:


  • 4.2 Liter turbocharged, direct injected, 1HD-T Diesel engine

  • All wheel drive with full floating rear axle

  • Four wheel disk brakes

  • Dual factory electric axle lockers

  • Factory electric center differential locker

  • Heavy duty electric Toyota winch

  • 24v. dual battery starting system


  • Right hand drive

  • Sunroof

  • Air Conditioning that has been converted to R-134

  • Center console refrigerator / freezer

  • Electric windows

  • Aftermarket MOMO steering wheel

  • Clarion CX201 Sirrus capable radio/CD player

Condition:Overall: This truck is in good shape, but shows the expected signs of wear and tear corresponding to it’s age. Seller can furnish a copy of the "Lemon Squad" independent analysis paid for before purchasing the vehicle from Illinois - some items on the report have since been repaired.Exterior: The paint is in decent shape but clear-coat failed in a few top areas and some line scratches on top corners due to removable roof rack. Some surface rust under truck, however bottom is in good shape considering it’s eastern history. Under the hood is clean - Engine and turbocharger and other parts are clean on top.Interior: Windshield is new with new seals.The carpet is decent and clean. Cloth seats show normal areas of wear particularly on the driver’s seat but no tears or serious breakdown. Electric accessories and windows all operate. Sunroof seals dry. Engine/Drivetrain: Basically a factory 1HD-T. Starts and runs perfectly and strong. No evidence that Big End Bearings have ever been changed. Service sticker on belt cover notes timing belt was changed in 2013 at 208755 kilometers (67500 kilometers ago). Some grease on the lower portion of the engine. Exhaust pipe is rusted behind the turbocharger. There is evidence of slow leaks on various drivetrain components however the truck does not drip at all. New batteries and rebuilt alternator. Transmission shifts smoothly. Runs beautifully.
Origin and Title: The truck currently has a clean Illinois title. This vehicle was manufactured in 1991 by Toyota for the Japanese Domestic Market, therefore it has a number of features that were not available in US vehicles for that model year. It was later imported into Canada and then into Illinois where it was last registered. In 2017 it was shipped to California but has not been successfully registered in that state*. Due to eBay motor's inability to recognize a direct import vehicle for verification purposes, for clarity, the correct model year is 1991 and the correct VIN is: HDJ810010415.
Selling Details: AS-IS, no warranty. I am very happy to answer questions and send more pictures. Please message through eBay or leave a voicemail at 53O- 477- l788. I would prefer that bidders are fully informed. Buyer is responsible for coordinating delivery, but I will help facilitate the process on my end. Buyer is welcome to pick up vehicle in Northern California. $500 deposit required within 24 hours of auction end. Half required within 3 business days. Full amount required at time of pick up. Deposit payment by PayPal, remaining payment must be bank wire transfer or cashiers check (pending bank verification) or cash. Because registration fees were paid in California, it may be possible to get a pass to drive the vehicle to another state.
*Registration in California: There are a number of these HDJ81 wagons currently registered in California however they are only licensed because Cal DMV did not discover at time of registration that they are not US Federal emissions conforming vehicles. Any registrations that the Cal DMV Technical Compliance division (yes, they have one) discovers in their records which do not conform are immediately de-registered and the owner notified by mail that the vehicle can no longer be operated in California. This particular truck was manufactured in Japan without a VIN plate in the dash and was therefore immediately flagged by DMV field office personnel as being a Grey Market vehicle. It CANNOT be registered in California without extensive ($11,000+) engine modification which can ONLY be performed by the one CARB authorized lab in California. There is no point in further attempts to register this vehicle in California. Based on research and discussions, it probably can be registered in every other state besides California. Please do your own research on local registration. It may be able to remain in California as an off road vehicle.


Item location:Grass Valley, California, United States
Model:Land Cruiser
Trim:VX Limited
Interior color:Grey/Blue
Engine:1HD-T 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Drive type:AWD
Drive side:Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear