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1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ73 - Dual Fuel (Gas & CNG), Left-Hand-Drive, 5-Speed

208,405 MILEAGE
SUV BODY TYPE
3F 4.0L Gas/CNG ENGINE
Manual TRANSMISSION
Gas/CNG FUEL

Description:

1988 Toyota Land Cruiser LX

1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ73

4.0L Engine (Dual-Fuel Gasoline and CNG)

5-Speed Manual, 4x4, AC, Removable Hard Top

100% Legal Import, Texas Title, EPA and DOT docs

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The Toyota Land Cruiser FJ73

This FJ73 was imported from Colombia. It is 100% legal to own and drive. Outside of the US, 70-series Land Cruisers are legendary vehicles well-known for offroad capability and unmatched reliability and durability. Now that these vehicles are past the 25-year-old limit, we can enjoy them here in the states.

eBay requires a 17-digit VIN in the listing, the actual VIN for this Land Cruiser FJ73 is FJ730005458. It was produced for the South American market and does not have a 17-digit VIN. The original VIN plate reading FJ730005458 is still fixed in the factory location on the engine firewall. Additionally, this factory VIN is stamped into the frame rail behind the passenger side front tire. The Texas title and customs documentation all match this VIN.

100% Legal, Fully Documented, Texas Title

This is a 100% legal and documented import vehicle. I have copies of all the customs, EPA, DOT and import paperwork that will go with the vehicle to the new owner. This Land Cruiser FJ73 has been titled in Texas, and can be legally titled and driven in all 50 states (special conditions apply to California). Replacement parts and accessories are generally available to ensure a long life of service. The engine is the same as the standard 3F that was available in the US during the same time period. I have had this truck for over a year while I was deciding what to do with it. The fluids and filters have been changed, but otherwise the truck is as I received it.

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Rebuilt Engine, Dual Fuel

The original 3F engine was rebuilt about 50,000 miles ago according to the last owner. That seems accurate, the truck fires up and runs great on both gas and CNG (the tank is empty now). The mileage on this Land Cruiser FJ73 is 208,405 (335,532 KM's). The truck runs and drives, but does need some work. The steering box has a little play in it, and the front passenger shock is missing. All the shocks should be replaced. There is some play in the rear pinion and the front third member probably needs to be rebuilt. The PTO winch driveshaft coupler is damaged and needs to be replaced (driveshaft connecting the t-case to the winch). The AC system is complete but not cooling. I'm not a "used car guy" so I won't tell you that "all it needs is a recharge." It probably has a leak somewhere, condition of the compressor is unknown. The snorkel isn't attached to the airbox. All the factory lights work, the wipers work, and the guages work. The interior is in good condition, with some marks on the headliner. Panels on the front seats have been recovered. The truck was repainted years ago in Colombia. The body appears clean. The frame is clean. The paint is typical of a South American paint job, flawed but presentable.

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Options on this FJ73 Land Cruiser:

  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Factory AC (Not Cooling)
  • 4.11:1 Axle Ratio
  • Rear Limited Slip Differential

3F 4.0L 6-Cylinder Engine

The 3F engine was previously rebuilt according to the last owner, it fires up and runs great. It is the same engine that was available in the US during that time. It has a dual-fuel CNG kit installed with a tank in the rear cargo area. The tank had some fuel in it when it arrived, and I drove it around on the CNG for a few days before the tank emptied. Here's a quick video of the engine starting, running and stopping. If you can't view the video on this page, you can click on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gTCHM98WwY

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Frequently-Asked-Questions from LandCruisersDirect.com

What's involved in importing a vehicle from a foreign country?

The short answer is, a lot! Finding the vehicles, inspecting them before purchase, facilitating the transaction, arranging shipping and insurance, obtaining customs clearance, port retrieval, and US titling and licensing are just some of the steps involved. But we do all the hard work for you! From purchase to delivery, we can handle everything in between and make it fun and enjoyable to find and buy a non-US vehicle.

Is it legal to own, license and drive a non-US market vehicle in my state?

The vehicles we import are 100% legal across the US (special conditions apply to California).

Do you provide vehicle financing?

We do not do financing, however we will work with you and your lending institution to secure financing whenever necessary. You're best option is your local bank or credit union. You can also try specialty financing companies that focus on classic and collectible vehicle purchases such as JJ Best Banc & Company. We can help provide inspections and appraisal data to get you the loan you need.

Is it hard to find parts for non-US vehicles?

The short answer is no, but it depends on what you are looking for. Most drivetrain components are still available from Toyota and can be ordered from any dealership as long as you have the part number. Electronics, trim and interior are harder to find, but there are healthy used parts markets in Canada and Australia where these vehicles have been available for many years. A great place to start looking is our partners at Cruiser Outfitters.

Are accessories and aftermarket upgrades like lift-kits available?

Absolutely yes. Land Cruisers have a dedicated following and aftermarket support worldwide. There are many providers of aftermarket accessories, performance upgrades and replacement parts. We recommend talking to our partners at Cruiser Outfitters for all your parts and accessory needs.

Can US mechanics and service shops work on these vehicles?

Absolutely yes. The engine is the same as what was available in the US during the same time period. Other drivetrain components are similar to the US spec vehicles and can be serviced and rebuilt at almost any professional shop specializing in those items.

Can you help me arrange shipping or pick me up at the airport if I'm going to drive home?

Absolutely yes. Shipping is typically $0.65-$0.95 per mile depending on location, and I can arrange shipping with a licensed and insured transporter. If you're flying in and driving the truck home, I can pick you up at Springfield (SGF) airport.

Thanks for looking! Happy bidding!

Call Steve at 801-376-3332 or contact me through eBay with questions.

Please note my 100% feedback rating on eBay.

Thank you, but I'm not interested in any trades.


I've described the vehicle as accurately as possible so you know what you're getting when bidding. Please note my 100% positive feedback rating. I like to make sure any deal goes smoothly without any surprises for either party. The vehicle is located in Ozark, Missouri. Transport, titling and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. I can hold the vehicle for up to 30 days while you arrange transport or pick-up. The vehicle is being sold as-is, where-is. Payment is due in full within 7 days.

Call Steve at 801-376-3332 or contact me through eBay with questions.

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo Disclaimer:

Car Finders Group guarantees this description is accurate. However, the vehicle is being sold AS IS and WHERE IS. All questions should be asked before bidding. No delivery or warranty is expressed or implied. Car Finders Group can arrange delivery of the vehicle for an additional charge, or buyer can make arrangements for delivery. Full payment is due within 7 calendar days following the close of the auction. Buyer is responsible for paying all applicable taxes and fees associated with title transfer. This vehicle is being advertised elsewhere and could be sold at anytime.

Features:

Item location:Ozark, Missouri, United States
VIN:00000000000000000
Year:1988
Mileage:208,405
Make:Toyota
Model:Land Cruiser
Type:SUV
Trim:LX
Color:Gray
Interior color:Gray
Engine:3F 4.0L Gas/CNG
Cylinders:6
Fuel:Gas/CNG
Transmission:Manual
Drive type:4WD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear