Age Defying: 1986 Toyota LandCruiser FJ60 – Sold?

Sep 2020 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

October 17th Update: We just confirmed the Craigslist ad for this car expired and with no replacement listing found, we’re assuming this car sold.  This one may have 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, it’s hard to find an example that hasn’t been beaten to death.  Our latest exception is this 1986 example found recently on Craigslist running in the wilds of Peapack, New Jersey where the fresh paint and excellent detailing belie the 263,000 miles traveled.  The current caretaker has their FJ60 listed for $22,000 and a review of the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his FJ60 priced within the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $8,750, $17,900, and $32,800, 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 FJ60 model such as the example presented here.

Jay Leno’s Garage presented a nice piece not too long ago on these amazing SUVs:

We rarely come across this vintage of Landcruiser and unfortunately when we do its readily apparently they’ve been subjected to a very hard life by at least one of their owners.  With only a few repairable upholstery flaws and a fresh paint job on a rust-free southern body, this FJ60 hides the quarter-million miles traveled to date very well. shown on the odometer.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Outstanding Condition; no disappointments. Stock with the exception of the radio and an under-dash temperature gauge. A new dash cap was recently installed. Brand new tires this year with less than 40 miles on them. The front window just had ceramic tint installed to reduce heat. This is a turn-key truck with the original driveline with no modifications to the suspension either. The floors are very solid no rust. Chassis is sound. Clean Carfax; no accidents; or issues.

This is a no rust truck on the body and undercarriage. – Truck is cosmetically and mechanically in great condition + the AC works! Recently painted; as the original paint was too faded from being in the South East. No rust or bondo used at all – no stories!

It runs very quiet and shifts through the gears seamlessly. – The front windshield has new ceramic tint. – Complete tuneup, with ALL fluids changed. – Exhaust manifold replaced. – Power steering box rebuilt. – No leaks! – Please feel free to ask any questions.

Please leave your number when responding. Open to reasonable negotiation. No trades; no payments and if the ad is up; the truck is avaialble for sale.

Mileage is 263K; well maintained and garaged.”

Do you have a Landcruiser story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

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  1. Josh

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