Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, Missouri
1976 Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser
Show quality Voodoo Blue exterior with a white hardtop and rear ambulance doors
Over $110,000 in a three year extensive restoration (all receipts included)
Full restoration documentation presented by photo book of all stages of work
Previous family owned the Land Cruiser for over ten years
Over 30k alone in body and frame work, truck was fully disassembled and all pieces and frame were media blasted.
Powder-coated frame and differentials, Rhino-lined underbody and bottom of interior floors
All parts used in restoration were OEM including all the rubber seals, rubber bumpers, window slides, window felt, body mounts and bushings
Reassembled with over $5k in stainless steel bolts and fasteners
Balanced and blueprinted original 4.2L 2F inline six-cylinderengine was completely rebuilt with MAF forged 9:1 pistons, upgraded to a Weber 36/36 carb, Man-A-Fre chrome header, MAF aluminum radiator, all new water pump, alternator, hoses, and clamps.
4 speed manual transmission
All new complete power brake system, rear drums have been converted to discs to make this FJ have 4 wheel power disc brakes
Front and rear differentials were rebuilt with new CV joints, driveshaft balanced and steering knuckles rebuilt
17-inch American Racing Mojave Wheels and Mickey Thompson Baja Mountain Tires
2" Old Man Emu lift with reverse shackle kit, caster shims for correct driveshaft angle
Interior is completely restored along with the front and rear heaters
The steering wheel is the only single item not restored on this truck for "character"
Take a very good look all over this FJ40, you will not find another one nicer!
Documentation includes original owners manual, Kenwood Music Editor CD-ROM, Kenwood stereo instruction manual original Land Cruiser brochure, miscellaneous restoration receipts and photo album depicting the vehicle at various stages of its transformation
Motoexotica Classic Cars presents this stunning Voodoo Blue 1976 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser was fully restored by a service shop family in Topeka Kansas over the course of three years, and was finished into the spectacular FJ40 that it is today.. If you want the very best Land Cruiser we've ever seen, this is definitely it. The Kansas family owned the Land Cruiser for over ten years and out of three of those years they performedextensive full nut and bolt restoration with a true cost of over $110,000+. Every part and piece was either ordered NOS parts from Lewis Toyota in Topeka or Specter Off-Road the Land Cruiser parts specialist in California (all receipts included). Over $30k alone was invested in the body work and paint by complete disassembly and media blasting everything, the FJ was then reassembled with all new stainless steel hardware. Overall this is a gorgeous correct restoration with some very tasteful modifications added such as Emu 2" suspension lift, rear disc brakes and 17" American Racing wheels. The market on the FJ has been very solid for the past five years and the top market trucks with top quality restorations sell fast because the value curve just continues to rise. This has made the vintage Land Cruiser's excellent long term investment trucks that you can actually use and enjoy occasional.
Wearing show quality Voodoo Blue paint with a white hardtop, this near perfect Fj40 is hard to miss. The exterior paint is extremely brilliant and all the trim pieces are in excellent overall condition, as expected with the investment someone made into this Land Cruiser's restoration. All of the factory rocker panel seams and factory body lines have been retained. The glass panels are in excellent condition and all rubber seals, rubber bumpers, window slides, window felt, window mounting rubber body bushings and body mounts have been completely replaced. When the Land Cruiser was reassembled over 90% of all the hardware was upgraded to stainless steel, basically over $5,000 in nuts and bolts alone! The vehicle lights are all in like-new condition. The original hardtop was completely dissembled, painted and rebuilt. The interior floors were coated in a tasteful, semi-gloss black bed liner for future protection, the underbody and wheel wells were also coated.
Inside, the black-and-blue interior is eye-catching. The front correct gray deluxe bucket seats and rear jump seats are in excellent order with upgraded three-point seatbelts in the front and updated lap belts in the back. There is no carpet, a wise decision in a vehicle made for roughing it, but the floors look new anyway and come with removable rubber mats. The vehicles roll bar and the blue metal instrument panel with its black passenger grab bar just gleams. Just below that bar, on the glove box door, is a diagram with gearshift instructions. The instrument area has been upgraded with a Autometer tachometer that is attached to the steering column. The original, three-spoke steering wheel is in g