Making Room: 1988 Toyota Landcruiser FJ62 – Sold!

Apr 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Toyota FJ62 Landcruisers are proven workhorses. For that reason, its hard to find an example that hasn’t been beaten to death.  A notable exception is this 1988 example listed on Craigslist in Kearney, New Jersey where the current caretaker is asking $20,200.   A review of the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his FJ62 priced within the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $8,400, $17,000, $31,000, respectively. 

Toyota produced the Land Cruiser 60 series from 1980 through 1990 for most markets.  It is a front engine, four-door wagon which can seat five passengers.  When first introduced in 1980, Toyota designed its latest Landcruiser to retain the rugged off-road characteristics of previous versions while helping the new version compete better in the emerging sport utility vehicle market.  That translated to the addition of more creature comforts such as air conditioning, a rear heater, and an upgraded interior.  U.S. Models relied on Toyota’s six-cylinder 4.0 liter “2H” engine through 1988 when Toyota replaced it with the 4.0 lier  “3F-E electronic fuel injection mill and as such was then known as FJ62 models such as the example presented here.

Jay Leno’s Garage presented a nice piece about eighteen months ago on these amazing SUVs:

We rarely come across this vintage of Landcruiser and unfortunately when we do it’s readily apparent they’ve been subjected to a very hard life by at least one of their owners.  While showing a few flaws consistent with the 147K miles shown on the odometer, this hands down the nicest unrestored FJ62 we’ve come across.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1988 Toyota Land Cruise FJ62
Part of a private collection, making room for some new inventory

4.0L OHV Inline 6 Cylinder Engine w Electric Fuel Injection 155HP/220 Ft Tq
4 Speed Automatic Transmission w O/D
3500 Pound Tow Capacity
4×4 w Manual Transfer Case ( High and Low )
New Michelin 235/75/15 Tires
Mint Chrome 15″ Wheels
Power Ventilated Front Disc Brakes
Rear Drum Brakes
23.8 Gal Fuel Capacity
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Curb Weight 4480 Lbs
3M UV Guard Tinted Windows ( All but front window )
Power Windows
Power Locks
Cruise Control
Original Toyota Stereo w Tape – AM – FM
Power Antenna
Rear Power Wiper
Rear Defroster

Runs and Drives Excellent. Starts right up with no smoke or warning lights.
Smooth engine and transmission. 4×4 system functions properly.
All electronics work as they are intended. Part of a private car collection.

Serious Buyers Only Please 631-800-9012

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