This is a Japanese Domestic Market 1985 BJ-61 Toyota Land Cruiser with the indestructible 3B 3.4 liter 4 cylinder diesel engine and 5 speed transmission. This truck was recently imported from Japan. It is exceptionally clean, all original and in very good condition with only 92,500 kilometers (57,500 miles). Cruises easily at 60-65 mph on the highway.
Body/Interior: The wagon body features a rare high roof and overall is in excellent condition without any major dents, dings or rot. The clear coat is intact and the metallic blue/grey paint has retained it's luster. There are a few scratches that will easily buff out with a polisher. The interior including seats, instrument cluster and doors are all clean and in showroom condition with no signs of wear, sagging or damage (check out the pictures). The electric moon roof is working great without any leaks or problems. The tires are Bridgestone Duelers and still have tread on them. The engine and engine bay are exceptionally clean with no rust and many parts retain the original anodized plating. Check out the original factory/assembly stickers on the firewall! This truck is right hand drive, meaning the steering wheel is on the right hand side.
There is some rust, but no rot on the frame. On the photos you'll see some rust bubbles starting to form on the outer lip of the wheel well. This is a common rust area on the 60-series and is easily cleaned up. There is some rust on the rear bumper. The rear bumper will need to be replaced or repaired.
Engine/Transmission: Both the engine and gearbox are in excellent condition. The engine is a 24 volt 3B 3.4 L 4 cylinder connected to a h55 5 speed transmission. This EMP proof BJ61 Land Cruiser runs and drives very well. Engine starts right up after heating the glow-plugs and runs smoothly (for a diesel). The transmission shifts smoothly and runs quietly. The truck has a PTO gear box attached to transmission, but the winch was removed by previous owner. The two 12 volt batteries are brand new.
Everything on the truck is operational and doesn't requires any work or repair. It is a clean, original, unmodified vintage diesel Land Cruiser, however please remember that this is a 26 year old truck. Despite their reputation as being indestructible, this truck and will require some "tweaking and tuning". It is not a "perfect" truck nor has it undergone a full restoration. This could make a perfect daily driver as it is both comfortable and fuel efficient (MPG in the mid to low 20s!). With a little work to the wheel wells, this Cruiser can be brought to "like new" condition, enjoyed as-is or converted into a fun biodiesel project.
This vehicle has been legally imported and has all US Customs, EPA and DOT paperwork. It has a New Jersey title and registration.
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