Do 40th Anniversaries always have a badge? (1 Viewer)

TeeDiggs

SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 29, 2008
Messages
433
Location
Missoula, MT
I'm looking at a 97 LC that is claiming to be a 40th Anniversary Edition but this is the second one i've seen where it has no badging (inside by the shifters or outside) to portray this, other than the fact it is a 97 and the owner is claiming it. Do they just not always have badging, or are not all 97s a true "40th"?

I haven't seen a manual for the rig yet however... if that could clear anything up.
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Messages
1,257
Location
Reno, NV
I'm looking at a 97 LC that is claiming to be a 40th Anniversary Edition but this is the second one i've seen where it has no badging (inside by the shifters or outside) to portray this, other than the fact it is a 97 and the owner is claiming it. Do they just not always have badging, or are not all 97s a true "40th"?

I haven't seen a manual for the rig yet however... if that could clear anything up.

One way to tell without badges would be trim along the lower half of the doors (although this could indicated a Commemorative Edition too) but I think all 40th's had two tone leather. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
 

TeeDiggs

SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 29, 2008
Messages
433
Location
Missoula, MT
It doesn't have two-tone leather, but might possibly have paint-matched door trim. It also has all gold emblems, however.

Personally, which I can't stand lol
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Messages
1,257
Location
Reno, NV
It doesn't have two-tone leather, but might possibly have paint-matched door trim. It also has all gold emblems, however.

Personally, which I can't stand lol

Sounds like it's not a 40th then, I have never seen Gold Emblems on a 40th, plus the lack of two-tone leather.
 

retrofive

SILVER Star
Joined
Jan 6, 2008
Messages
15,226
Location
so. oregon
40 years doesn't mean its 40th edition model ;). Don't think someone would change the 2 tone seats and de-badge knowing it was a 40th edition, but Ive seen stranger things and could be wrong.
 

TeeDiggs

SILVER Star
Joined
Dec 29, 2008
Messages
433
Location
Missoula, MT
Appreciate it guys,

Assuming he thinks he has a 40th and is factoring that into the price, what do you think, if any, I could come down on the price by telling him that it's not the 40th Anniv.?

Is there by chance a VIN# or something similar to indicate it's not, incase someone insisted it was?
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2003
Messages
3,972
Location
Sunnyvale, CA
As stated above, the 40th has 2 tone leather, it has 40th badges on the outside and inside (near shifter). Definitely would have the climate control system like the LX.

AFAIK the 40th and CE (collectors edition) are the only NON-LX '97 model year that have the climate control system - so check for that. No climate control would in my mind mean not a 40th or CE. Climate control means you can set the temperature (in deg F) that you want the system to run on - i.e. the temp lever has deg F info versus the standard Aircon.

Certainly no badges inside or out is also sus.

cheers,
george.
 
Joined
Apr 28, 2010
Messages
49
what color is the original paint?

from sleeoffroad under "techzone":
(80 series newbie guide)

40th Anniversary Specifications

-Two Tone leather seats
-Serialized symbol on center console.
-40th Anniversary floor mats
-40th Anniversary emblems
-Black Chrome badging
-Available in Sage and Green colors only
-Auto climate control
 

murf

Lifer
Joined
Jun 24, 2007
Messages
10,516
Location
Scottsdale, Arizona
what color is the original paint?

from sleeoffroad under "techzone":
(80 series newbie guide)

40th Anniversary Specifications

-Two Tone leather seats
-Serialized symbol on center console.
-40th Anniversary floor mats
-40th Anniversary emblems
-Black Chrome badging
-Available in Sage and Green colors only
-Auto climate control

Zackly...the emblems are black pearl not gold. Sounds like the usual misinterpretation of a 40th versus a collectors edition. The CE is not as desirable in the market IMO like the 40th and shouldnt be priced like one. EIther way, if it is a nice 97, check it out - still a Cruiser either way:) WHen I got my 40th, the doctor who owned it had someone take off the outside fender badges because he said he didnt like "to advertise for someone else" :confused:.
Being they are no longer available through Toyota, i finally found a pair of replicas through James Dean creations. Another search function pay-off :clap:. Good luck!
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom