Thanks to all! I will walk away. Next one will be in the 40 forum for feedback
Thoughts on this one?Thanks to all! I will walk away. Next one will be in the 40 forum for feedback
Well at least it is a North American truck, but it is hardly a "restoration" as claimed - non-stock front seats, wheels, Weber carb, no hard top. Not worth $21K to me. At least the body looks straight and no obvious rust. Still think you could do better for that much money.Thoughts on this one?
I am in Florida. Thanks https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1974/toyota/land_cruiser/101281669&LNX=PSEMAILLEAD
Carlos, I doubt I would pay more than $15,000 for it, if it checked out in person as good as it looks in a few photos, because I don't particularly want a 3-speed transmission and drum brakes all around. But it will probably sell for more than that, to someone who wants a '74 and/or doesn't care about those things.Thanks. I’m looking for a nice driver. What do think it be worth? I would love to pick your brain. I need a Mentor! My # is 352-672-1579. Any chance u can text me ur # to call u? Thanks. Carlos
Congratulations on the granddaughter! Look forward to speaking with you. Thanks for the info.Carlos, I doubt I would pay more than $15,000 for it, if it checked out in person as good as it looks in a few photos, because I don't particularly want a 3-speed transmission and drum brakes all around. But it will probably sell for more than that, to someone who wants a '74 and/or doesn't care about those things.
What do you want to do with an FJ40? If you just want a cool old truck to drive occasionally on weekends, then the three speed and drum brakes won't matter. If you want one to drive very much/very far, then later models with 4-speed transmissions, disc brakes on the front, and (later still) 3.70 differentials are a lot nicer to drive (in my opinion). If you want to go off-road a little or a lot, then those would dictate some different criteria also.
How much mechanic and auto body experience do you have? You are wanting to buy a 40-55-year old truck; it will need a lot more maintenance and TLC than a newer one. Most of these have some rust by now, some more than others. Both mechanic work and body work will be expensive to pay someone else to do, if you can't do them yourself (or aren't willing to learn).
These are some of the things you need to think about before you can begin to make an informed decision on any Land Cruiser.
I am busy with family stuff right now (new granddaughter) but in a few days after everyone goes home, I can talk on the phone. Meanwhile, spend some time reading this several times over: Buying a land Cruiser
That is not a South American truck, from the few photos. It has what appears to be the factory roll bar. Need more photos or someone to look at it in person to know more, but from those few photos it looks like a decent truck. '78 is a good year; it will have the four-speed transmission and disc brakes on the front axle.