Feral Cars fan and Field Scout Kendell Shaffer found this immaculate ’79 Toyota Land Cruiser Series 55 and couldn’t resist sharing. It’s a 4 wheel drive, narrow gauge proto-SUV powered by a reverse engineered facsimile of Chevy’s “Stove Bolt 6” that has an international cult following.
We have some far-flug Feral Cars Field Scouts but never one checking in from Peru. That’s where FCFS Andrew Keeler found this ’64 Land Cruiser FJ40 which he was told was assembled there. We think the wooden bumper was an aftermarket-sourced addition. Are you listening SEMA?
The 50 year old Andean runabout was encountered on the way to most mystical Machu Picchu and here’s the guy who keeps this half century old motorized llama on the Inca Trail.
The thing about Toyota Land Cruisers is that they seem to hang in for the long run — a value proposition? Perhaps a value proposition if frill-free utility is a priority for you. Prices for non-trashed examples have been trending upwards so there’s investment potential to consider, as well. How about a later Series 60 Land Cruiser like this ’85 with all ‘mod cons’ including air conditioning and doors and windows and brakes and the like? The buy-in price is only going to go rise so don’t procrastinate.
We think this flame red example would be just the thing for today’s hipster fire chief. Hey, you’d certainly be noticed on your way to extinguish the smoldering embers of an industrial juicer with a short circuit.
We love this early ’60s commercial where the full line of Land Cruisers models are put through their paces. It’s downright enthusiastic, without a trace of irony. That red FJ40 going 85 on the freeway is scary!
Our friends at Bringatrailer are featuring a ’73 Series 55 with a Chevy 350 V8 transplanted and a 4-speed manual transmission. $23,900 gets it.
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