I'm hoping to find this city driven cruiser a new home. It's been a very fun to drive with the brand new turbo. Comfortable daily driver.
Compression test on 4 cylinders was 500, 500, 500, 500
· Garrett turbo charger with full floating bearings and less than 10k miles on the turbo
· 2 ½ inch custom exhaust with aero turbine muffler
· Extremely clean vehicle inside and out
· Low A/R ratio for quick acceleration off the line with plenty of boost left for highway driving
· Fiberglass removable top. Windshield folds down
More photos at: http://1988bj73turbo.shutterfly.com/pictures/10
Extensive service records from the last 6 yrs of work done from right hand drive Landcruiser specialty shop. Rocker glide undercoating/rust proof professionally done. The frame was totally washed out until the water ran clean. Dried out for days in a garage. Bolts removed where possible. Thoroughly brushed, cleaned and sprayed with rust treatment. Later was coated, after the coat dried it was sealed. Bolts cleaned and put back.
I had the cruiser compression tested and inspected by the same shop that had been servicing it and had all the recommended repairs done before I bought it. This shop’s turbo expert installed the turbo/guages and did a custom 2 ½ inch exhaust for a total cost of ~$4,500 for a professional installation with all necessary adjustments made.
Front brakes were inspected and at 65%. Rear brakes are at 95%. Bearings checked are repacked where needed. Tie rod ends have been replaced. Re cored radiator.
The vehicle is very mechanically sound. The previous owner never drove it much and kept it in his garage for most of its life. I bought the truck from the owner’s son who said that his Dad came home one day and surprised his family by saying he bought a cool truck. His dad is out of town for work 10 months out of the year so he was never home to drive it. The PO drove a Landcruiser in Spain off road once so that is probably where he got the idea to buy this one. He never took it off road and the owner before him in Japan probably didn't take if off road much. As a result the stock suspension is still very comfortable. They took it into a Landcruiser shop for regular fluid changes and each time told them to fix whatever was necessary. I have all of these records. They were a well off family and were selling it to make room for a sports car.
It has Old Man Emu suspension bushings and Cooper ATR discoverer with less than 6k miles on them. The cruiser has a pyro and a boost gauge.
Depending on the cost of current body work I will be asking $15,000-15,500. I will do any leg work within reason if buyer wants a new bumper, suspension lift picked up from ARB, different tires, a green monkey etc.