Toyota Land Cruiser (1980)

Sale price: US $4,000.00 Make an Offer

Condition: Used Year: 1980
VIN : FJ60034915 Mileage: 300561
Model: Land Cruiser Transmission: Manual
Make: Toyota Number of Cylinders: 6
Body Type: Wagon Drive Type: 4WD
Vehicle Title: Clean Fuel Type: Gasoline

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Vehicle description

Thanks for checking out my listing. This here is a 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60, purchased in Medellin, Colombia, the home of Pablo Escobar and imported to the USA. This truck had a namesake down there as "The Narco." Only cartel members could afford FJ60s back in the day, it and still carries that association. This particular vehicle was the picture car in the hit TV series "Finding Escobar"s Millions," wherein the co-stars drove it all over Colombia to the famous kingpin"s former mansions and estates in search of any hidden wealth. This is a model made for South America, so you"ll notice that the back doors open to the side. (The U.S. models open up like a hatchback.) My favorite detail is the Our Lady of Guadalupe medallion affixed below the dash (pic included).
Not much of its previous accident and service history is known, but I have had the following work done myself:
Replaced transmission from a used FJ40.
CNC-machined the head and replaced gasket. Replaced front drum brakes with disc brakes. New after-market radiator.
New after-market carburetor. New after-market starter motor. New interior roof. New battery. New seat belts. New tires and wheels.
This thing runs great. It"s not the fastest or most powerful, but it is a beast. I use it weekly.
But it still has a few things that need fixing:
-All four window motors need replacing. They work, but they are painfully slow, and you"ll need to help the window up along the way. -Ditto for the wiper motor.
-Reverse lights do not work.
-Needs a recharge for the AC, but it does work. -Radio and speaker wiring needs to be sorted out. -The headlight/turn signal trim needs to be replaced.
Cosmetically, this truck has its share of dings, dents, and scratches from nearly 40 years of chaotic traffic on the Colombian streets. I"ve tried to give you an idea of these in the pics. There is also a bit of surface rust around the doors and hood, where some bootleg weatherstripping was removed. There is no structural or corrosive rust on the frame or flooring. The weather in Medellin is about 75 degrees all year round, so this has never seen extreme temperatures or road salt. It has been garaged here in the States.
On the interior, this thing still looks pretty good, but not as some pristine as some U.S. models I"ve seen here and on BaT. (But without nasty carpet, thank goodness.) The rubber mats and seats are all original. Only the driver"s seat has a tear in the woven vinyl surface, but no foam displacement yet. The new interior roof looks nice but is not period-accurate.
Final thoughts: This thing has a clear New York title. I have it registered as a regular vehicle for practicality"s sake, but you could also register it as a historic vehicle. Because of its age, it is also exempt from a lot of exhaust regulations. However, some states like CA and DC have strict requirements, so please make sure you can afford the expense to retrofit it for a place like that. So why am I selling this thing? I had plans to take my two young kids camping out in one day, but the dang doesn"t fit baby seats safely, and NYC is just a super annoying place to drive and keep a truck like this. Another dream rained on by cold reality. Sigh.
Note: This is a 1982 vehicle, not 1980 as listed in the vehicle description. Because this vehicle was exported to South America originally, it does not have the longer VIN required for U.S.-market vehicles after 1981. Using 1980 allowed me to advance the listing with the correct VIN.
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