For sale: 1977 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser (SWB)

This 1977 FJ40 has been with the same owner for the last 20 years, and has received significant investment in practical upgrades to make the car the perfect weekend cruiser for the short-wheelbase enthusiast. The current owner is regrettably offering the vehicle for sale, having covered only 3,500km since the engine was replaced with a new 350ci unit in 2006.

This cruiser is offered with full NSW registration expiring on 26 February 2019, and is in excellent roadworthy condition, seeking a new owner who will appreciate the time, energy and dollars that have been put into the car over the last two decades.

- Mechanical

An engineer complied 350 Chev is currently fitted, with a Holley carburetor, and power sent through a 5-speed manual gearbox with additional Fairey overdrive gears making for relaxing highway cruising whilst retaining the classic bottom-end FJ40 4X4 capability.  The engine runs very smoothly, with all 4WD gear connected and working well. The car also has power steering and a power clutch fitted for ease of driving.

In 2006 the car received a replacement engine (receipts can be provided). Since then, only 3,500km have been covered. The engine operates with dual-fuel through the addition of twin 80-litre (150 useable litres) stainless steel LPG tanks in the rear cabin (in addition to the 100L petrol tank). This provides excellent range for those long weekend trips.

The brakes and suspension have also received significant upgrades. Front discs are fitted, and the larger diameter front drum brakes have been fitted to the rear wheels.  Load variable shock absorbers have been installed in the rear, allowing pressure to be increased under heavy loads or to suit the driving conditions.

The car also received brand new rear axles in July 2018, and sits on near new 16 X 8 GT 8-pot alloys with barely used Light Truck 285/75 R16 Hankook DynaPro MT tyres (including the spare).

- Body and chassis

The history of this vehicle is not straightforward. The chassis and running gear are from a 1975 vehicle, with the body from 1977. At great cost in 2006, a good straight 1977 body was sourced and taken off its chassis. The shell was then fully submerged in a caustic acid then a phosphoric acid dip to kill all and any rust inside and out. The condition of the undercarriage is a testament to this, and having been garaged all its life the body remains very well preserved.

Following the acid dip, body work was completed to adapt the owner’s preferred rear barn-doors to enhance accessibility (originally the vehicle had the lower barn-doors and upper hatch). The factory mild steel bolts fitted throughought the body were all replaced with stainless steel bolts, to prevent any future rust outbreaks. It then received a 2-pak paint job of gloss black with burgundy accents. The body was then put back on the chassis with the V8 driveline and various upgrades. Although there are some minor scratches and blemishes around the body, the paint retains and excellent shine, and only small touch ups would be necessary.

The vehicle is currently fitted with a light-weight aluminium bull-bar (with Narva spotlights), and towbar. All electrics are hooked up and working.


- Interior

The seat trim has been very well preserved for its age, with the current owner having always fitted seat covers to the original bench seat. Examples of the cloth condition can be seen in the images, with very limited wear to the seat bolsters or bases.

Custom-cut rubber floor mats are fitted to the front floor-pans and rear deck sitting on top of the metal, providing for great protection and easy cleaning. The floors are all in excellent condition. In the rear, neat side benches have been custom built to house the twin LPG tanks, which sit nicely on either side of the rear deck, with plenty of space in the centre for luggage.

- Extras

The cruiser comes with a large number of spare parts and extras as part of the price. This includes a water pump, 2 front brake rotors, 4 front brake pads, 4 rear drum brake shoes, 2 rear shocks, Chev vacuum advance, 2 new distributor caps, tail lights, headlamps and more.

Fore more details and to arrange an inspection, contact Adrian by clicking "contact seller" above.


Sale details

$22,500.00
$ - AUD
North Epping
New South Wales
Australia
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Vehicle details

Paint colour/code: 
Black and burgundy
Interior colour/code: 
Beige cloth trim
Current Mileage/Kilometers: 
3,500 km
Transmission: 
Engine type: 
Engine fuel type: 
Chassis number: 
TBC
Other ID/number: 
N/A
Body type: 
Driver seating position: 
Right Hand Drive
Vehicle Location: Country: 
1/2500 Homoligation WRC build. All time 4wd with special features like anti-lag, intercooler sprayer, methanol injection and adjustable rear wing stock per WRC rules. Banned from WRC in 1995.
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 front bumper was damaged when I bought her. Painted I bought another oem 260RS replacement bumper a year ago but didnt paint it until yesterday.  Will be on the car this week! 8/30/20. Came with Autech BBS's but recently changed to r34GTR wheels

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Bought my Honda Civic Type R (FN2) about a year ago which was standard apart from a stainless steel catback exhaust made by Milltek. Good all round car TBH but not loved amongst Honda enthusiasts. As was only 1hp more than the model it replaced at 200bhp. And the rear suspension is pretty hard, but still lacks the finesse of the earlier car. The styling after a decade still looks fresh and not outdated. One thing that came standard on the later championship white version and the Mugen version was a LSD.

For sale: 1974 Leyland Mini GTS


One of the greatest sporting minis to come out of South Africa, up for sale is my 1974 Mini GTS, one of only 734 built in that year. The GTS was introduced as a high performance model to make up for the absence of the Cooper S, sitting a notch above the Mini 1275 GT. These cars are becoming very rare, and had a lot of unique features, particularly the engine which was very close to Cooper S specifications. See this link for further details on Mini GTS cars generally: https://classicregister.com/id-guides/info-guide-1973-1980-leyland-mini-gts

The vehicle offered is currently licensed and all paperwork is in order. It has a 7 speaker sound system with custom wood interior, and its original full beige vinyl seats. The body requires some attention, as shown in the images. The original 1275cc motor was recently rebuilt and has done about 1,000 KM since. A few original items will come with the car, including the original tail lights (late model lights currently fitted), steering wheel and instrument cluster.

This is a complete and running car that's priced to sell at R 58,000 (negotiable). For inspections or further questions, please contact Herman by logging in and clicking the 'Contact Seller' button above.

Sale details

R 58,000
R - ZAR
Brackenfell
Western Cape
South Africa
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Vehicle details

Paint colour/code: 
British Racing Green
Interior colour/code: 
Beige and timber trim
Current Mileage/Kilometers: 
XAD-2S8397SU
Transmission: 
Engine type: 
Engine fuel type: 
Body type: 
Driver seating position: 
Right Hand Drive
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940T 5 speed swapped 242gt
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Svd gts1, I've owned it for 11 years, it's turbocharged, currently building a new motor for it.

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Telephone number: 
0829071442
Listing price: 
58000
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Vehicle details and description

Enter make and model: 
Mini 1275 GTS
Year: 
1974
Transmission: 
Engine type: 
Fuel type: 
Chassis number: 
XAD-2S8397SU
Paint colour: 
Green
Interior colour & material: 
Wood & Grey
Vehicle location: Town/suburb: 
Brackenfell
Vehicle location: State, province or region: 
Western Cape
Vehicle location: Country: 
South Africa
Roadworthy certificate: 
Yes
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Hi Everyone,
I am selling my 1974 Mini 1275 GTS for R58 000 negotiable. Vehicle is currently licensed and all paperwork is in order. 7 Speaker sound system with custom wood interior. Body require attention. Motor was recently rebuild and done about a 1000 KM. Original rear lights , steering wheel and extra cluster comes with the car. 

Contact Herman on +27829071442

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