SOLD 1978 FJ40 California Blue Plated 100% original rust free body.

Year
1978
Vehicle Model
  1. 40 Series
Mileage
106500
Color
Blue
1978 FJ40 uncut and 100% rust free. Runs and drives better than any FJ40 out there that I have owned or driven ( I have personally owned 30+ Landcruiser’s and 20 of them have been 40 Series) 60+ mph on freeway and steer with one finger. Tracks straight as an arrow and zero rattles in cab etc this is a tight well maintained FJ40 ! Must see and drive to appreciate this one. Jim C carb rebuild, OME Dakar 2 1/2 “ lift, 33” BFG mud tires. Odometer says 6500+ miles so 106,500 miles. I am helping a friend and selling it for him.
Clean California Title is in his name and he has owned it since 2008 and has lived on his property in Paso Robles, CA. It was repainted 25 plus years ago prior to his ownership. Given the mint original paint showing thru in a few spots I would bet with a steam cleaner you could remove the repaint and expose the original Paint. Only modification that is not stock besides the lift is the auxiliary gas tank. He is the 3rd owner and the original owner towed it behind his RV out to the Mojave desert to explore. It got a small dent on passenger running board and fender back then on one of his Mojave trips (see pic). The original paint is visible in many spots where the repaint has peeled away exposing mint original paint. No idea why he repainted it 25+ years ago but it was done…
Upholstery is in great shape. Original California Blue Plates!! 100%smog intact and passed with clean numbers. He is asking 30k OBO. Let me know if you need specific pictures or information.
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Pm me an email address and I can send a 5 minute detailed walk around video
 
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I don't get out much, but that is an outstanding example of a low mile, rust free FJ 40. To me 30 grand seems cheap. Drool.
 
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Something isn’t right here for that low of a price. It should sell immediately if all true
 

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I think there are 3 or 4 fj40s that most believe are at a good price. Buyers must be hibernating or something. The market is soft?
 
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If I could have a 4th cruiser this would stay at my house. You can’t find this clean rust free original metal very easily anymore.
 
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Included in full or close to full asking price is All TOYOTA OEM stuff. The owner bought all OEM stuff while it was still available from Toyota as he was going to keep forever and wanted a good stash of parts.
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Hubcaps
Rear and fender emblems
Hard top seals
Grill emblem
Complete rear tail lights
Complete turn signals

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Also included is all OEM gaskets he has
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1/ fiberglass top to sides gasket
2/ hard top sides to tub gaskets
3/ kick vent gasket’s
4/ hard top post pads
5/wiper motor gasket
6/top of windshield to top gasket
 
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To date not one person from Mud or Craigs List has actually come in person to look at it and drive it. (A couple FaceTime calls but no one in person) I can guarantee that the first person to actually see and drive this will see the value here and be amazed at this deal. Zero Rust, all original 1978 metal and it runs and drives so smooth. The owner had his eye on a Sailboat. 29k with all of the OEM parts..
I would love this to stay at my house in my fleet but I have 3 Cruisers already and the 4th one was a big no from the tower😂
 
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Some light polishing and the paint shines up nice! Here is a close up to show how straight it is and how the factory spot welds are visible!
Lazer straight body!
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