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1980 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 Description:

Rare 1981 BJ40 diesel Land Cruiser Restoration produced late 1980. VIN, frame # engine #0355476, and chassis # BJ400464415 are verified.

Original vintage condition – Survivor / Restoration. Paint is very nice classic matte / satin mustard, single-stage. Body is very straight, aligned, and in proper order (unlike a great many 40 cruisers). It's beautiful, easy to service and fuel efficient - 25-30 miles a gallon. Only genuine parts used unless NLA. Original other than upgrade i.e. shocks, alternator, soft top. Original 4sp manual. Drives comfortably at 60mph. 4wd and hubs work great.

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Highlights and Details

New rear main seal, hoses, air filter, belt, fan, valve cover seal, oil pan seal, oil filter, engine fires right up, runs excellent. Has brand new OEM rear main seal, properly seated with sealant.
Odometer is in kilometers. ODO reflects 22384
Engine was rebuilt <7000 kilometers. Engine runs solid and strong with good compression, Injectors are in good working order. Crankcase pressure is stable. Valves were inspected and good. Purrs like a diesel ought to.
Brand new upgraded 80-amp alternator+vacuum pump conversion provides much better, consistent voltage and charge. Glow plugs heat in about 15 seconds. Glow plug indicator works properly. Starts in freezing temperatures (tested to 30 degrees F). New oil change (Shell Rotella) and proper Shell coolant
New clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, and pilot bearing from, flushed and rebuilt clutch slave cylinder (new internal parts), clean fluid, new return spring, new clutch release fork dust boot installed.
Completely rebuilt parking brake with new shoes, springs, etc. Parking brake switch also rebuilt.
New brakes, lines flushed, new reservoirs, new clean fluid, Stops on a dime and straight.
New Genuine OEM Front Bumper and plates / Tag Plate / Hardware
New Genuine OEM Rear Bumperettes, Tag Plate, Lighting etc
Fuel tank and lines overhauled - tank removed, cleaned and flushed, reconditioned, inspected, new primer pump, new fuel filter.
Rebuilt steering box, new rag joint, new seal, gear oil, steers properly, no play.
Drive train completely gone through, greased, new bolts, etc. Rebuilt knuckles, new seals, etc.
Brand New Bilstein shocks with a front and rear coil spring conversion- Outstanding ride!
Electrical system overhauled, new relays, grounds, wiring, loom, fuses, plugs, horns, lights, digital voltmeter, signals, switches, starter, gauge cluster, gauge bulbs and new OEM lighting as needed including new lamps, markers, turn signals and tag lights etc..
LED illumination in gauge cluster. Odometer is accurate.
Rebuilt wiper motor, new wiper blades. Wipers work properly - new wiper switch.
Newer custom soft-top, resealed the seams, custom fabricated half rear doors and half front doors, zipper windows. The doors for both the front and rear are original factory doors cut in half professionally adapted into half doors. Zipper windows on the front doors are easily removed for summer driving.
Upgraded to extra large 900 CCA battery.
New door and vent weatherstripping.
Original 17" split rims with like-new vintage tires.
New upholstery on all seats. Brand new Genuine Driver and Passenger seat belts
Excellent mat finished paint, rust free body and frame. No dents, no cracks, no bends, no bad scratches etc, no nada, good windshield with no chips.
Includes original bottle jack and rods, Tool Kit, Owner’s Manual, 2 OEM Keys on vintage ringsPlus Extras

If you are a perfectionist seeking an outstanding 40 Series at a great price point – this is it. Runs and drives excellent – with incredible power and handling. Buy in confidence - Safe & Secure G.E.A.R.S® - German & Exotic Auto Remarketing Specialists® is a Licensed / Bonded Wholesale/Retail Exotic Dealer – An industry leader in Porsche, European and Exotic Remarketing.

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Item location:Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
Model:Land Cruiser
SubModel:BJ40 / FJ40
Color:Matte Cream
Interior color:Black
Drive type:4WD
Vehicle Title:Clear