After receiving a commission from the US army to build 100 Willys Jeeps for MP use during the Korean war, Toyota saw an opportunity to enter the 4×4 market. Toyota built a prototype in 1951, and released the BJ series in 1953 primarily for police and military use and the 1954 civilian version gained the “Land Cruiser” which has stayed with Toyota to date. These go anywhere trucks had the ability to traverse rough terrain with ease and had reliability that was second to none.
The FJ40 was produced for over two decades, from 1960 to 1983, with various updates and changes made over the years. It has gained a loyal following among off-road enthusiasts and collectors, who appreciate its rugged, no-nonsense design and its ability to handle the toughest driving conditions.
This 1968 Toyota FJ40 is a beautifully restored truck complete with a bare metal refinish is gorgeous red! You’ll find more of that gorgeous red paint on the interior as well as a set of functional gauges, recovered seats, refinished interior trim, a restored steering wheel and new rubber trim throughout. The canvas top with ambulance doors is new and looks sharp with the red paint.
The engine is the tried and true 6-cylinder and is original to the truck. The transmission is a 3-speed and shifts smoothly through the gears. She has fresh fluids throughout and we just performed a tune up.
This is a great truck to drive around town and about as reliable as they get! Also, incredible for farm and light offroad use. If you are looking for a nicely built FJ40, this truck turns heads and is a blast to drive.