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Lot 44
1977 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser Pickup


Selling on Wednesday

CHASSIS NO: FJ45136542

• Rare, imported right-hand drive model
• Nicely restored example finished in classic colors
• Removable top and doors
• Desirable four-wheel drive

3.9-litre OHV inline six-cylinder engine rated at 125 HP, four-speed manual transmission with four-wheel drive, semi-elliptic front and rear springs with live axle, hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 96"

Today, off-road vehicles are one of the most popular forms of motorsports thanks to their diverse utility purposes and looks. Bringing to the table what most FJs are unable to, this 1977 FJ45 Land Cruiser comes with a pickup bed in the rear that sends its stock value on the utility side through the roof. Adding to that value, four-wheel-drive is easily accessible with a shift of a gear thanks to its rare right-hand drive configuration. Jeep held the majority of shares to themselves when it came to the off-road market until, in 1960, Toyota came onto the scene with a tough four-wheel drive that was powered by an inline six that was strong enough for any off-road needs. Its success was instant, as well as expansive, due to offering many different configurations. FJs could be ordered with short, medium, long, or extra-long wheelbases with a variety of roofs, half cabs, soft tops and doors. This FJ45 checks the box for the short 96” wheelbase and half cab with the desirable removable doors and roof.

Our current consignor purchased this ’77 FJ45 Pickup in 2015 from Vintage Off-Road Warehouse, located in the dry state of Arizona. Before they had acquired this pickup, it had already been treated to a restoration where the body was sandblasted and painted a fitting Desert Tan with a white roof. The body panels are smooth and even, leaving this example in pristine condition. The power comes from Toyota’s reliable and powerful 3.9-litre overhead valve inline six-cylinder engine rated at 125 horsepower, more than enough for an off-road expedition. The engine, four-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive were restored during the restoration. New upholstery was applied to the one-two split bench seat, while the original gauges and dash saw a refreshening. A new, modern Bluetooth/USB head unit has been placed in the middle of the dash, enhancing the overall driving experience.

For the last many years, this Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser has resided in the West, never seeing salt or snow. In the present day, the off-road market segment is one that is now crowded with four-wheel drives from literally every car builder in the world, but vintage examples such as this, still rise as the cream of the crop. Perfect for off-road trails, use on the ranch, or causal drives into town, this FJ45 has gained significant traction (pun intended) among collectors with its classic looks and proven performance and this rare example will surely attract worthy attention.

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