1986 Toyota FJ60 Land Cruiser – SOLD!

Jan 2021 | Truckin Tuesday

January 12th Update – we just confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” We’re sorry this one got away, so feel free to reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

In this area of the Northeast, we’re starting to see driver-quality Toyota FJ40 Landcruisers up for sale as owners get word prices for these tanks are on the rise.  While many of these owners tend to be a bit optimistic about the asking price versus the condition of their Toyota, the current caretaker appears to be very realistic on the ask for the 1986 FJ40 they recently listed in January 2021 on Craigslist in Kerhonkson, New York (Poughkeepsie) for $15,000. A review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his FJ60 priced between the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $11,800 and the #3 “Good” appraisal of $23,400.

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:

In addition to the complete originality of this FJ60, we love how the current caretaker used factory original parts (including the battery) installed at their local Toyota shop to ensure the work was of high quality. The pictures provided combined with the extensive description below indicate this is Landcruiser to be a well-sorted, driver-quality example.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“I am selling my 1986 FJ60 Toyota Land Cruiser.

This is the iconic 60 series platform manufactured by Toyota from 1981-1987. It has the venerable 4.2L 2F engine that gave the Land Cruiser its mystique. Use it around the farm to pull stumps out of the ground; lock the front hubs, throw it in 4WD Low and climb up your nearest mountain; tow vehicles out of ditches; or just drive it with a big smile on your face.

It transfers power with an H42F 4-speed manual transmission. It shifts good and engages with no slipping and is fully synchronized in all 4 forward gears. The transfer case is the BF1A which is a great low and high range transfer case for all 4WD activities.

The Land Cruiser has a little over 134000 very conservative miles on it. This truck has been loved by me and has seen no off-road during my ownership. I have put a lot of love into it. While it is not a “perfect” Land Cruiser, it is indeed a good specimen and one that I feel confident will make the next owner a happy Land Cruiser caretaker. It starts in cold weather, it runs great, and is reliable– like every Land Cruiser of this era.

I have a clean NY title in hand, ready to hand over. I have repair orders and most recent paperwork to go along with the Land Cruiser. All parts are OEM Toyota or OEM Toyota suppliers. All work was completed by Prestige Toyota of Kingston.

This is a great truck for NYC folks just moving to the area and wanting an appropriate vehicle for going to your favorite farm for pumpkin or apple picking; perfect for going to breweries and distilleries in the Hudson Valley; perfect for taking on the NY City streets if you ever have to go back down to the city.

This is the perfect Zombie-COVID escape truck. There aren’t any better out there in the world. Terrorists know it and US Special Forces know it. The United Nations knows it. Discriminating oligarchs globally know the understated and stealth nature of the Toyota Land Cruiser. Owning one shows the world you understand quality, durability, and reliability; owning one shows you love adventure– this Toyota Land Cruiser will make you complete.

This truck is ready to drive as-is or ready to be built into expedition/overland vehicle.

List of work done/parts installed:

1. New OEM Toyota battery.
2. New OEM positive battery terminal.
3. New OEM remanufactured front brake calipers.
4. New OEM front brake tubes.
5. New OEM front brake rotors.
6. New OEM front brake pads.
7. New aftermarket alternator (OEM is discontinued from Toyota. Had to go aftermarket).
8. New OEM Koyo front bearings and seals.
9. New OEM front hub hardware.
10. New OEM headlamp switch

Price is $15000 OBO. I am not looking for any trades, any barters, or any tire-kickers. I know what I have and I am reasonably firm on my pricing. I am willing to negotiate with the right buyer who takes the vehicle seriously and I want a caretaker for my beloved LC.

Cash talks. No crypto-currency, no personal checks, no low-ball offers.

Happy to show you the vehicle and assist in having it shipped to you if necessary.”

Restore or drive as-is: what would you do with this Landcruiser?


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