Nut & Bolt Resto FJ40 Cruises to the Auction Block

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1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Frame-up FJ40 restoration features many OEM parts, repainted in its original (and rare) Nebula Green over Mandarin.

Toyota has had quite a few hits over the decades, like the Camry, MR2, and Hilux. The big dog over these feats is, of course, the Land Cruiser. The first models were built for the United States Army to help them handle the business of fighting and transport during the Korean War, leading to the birth of an icon.

One of the most popular versions of the Land Cruiser happens to be the J40 Series, such as this 1967 FJ40 cruising to the auction block at RM Sotheby’s next happening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida March 29 through 30.

1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

This FJ40 was restored in Florida, having no rust to speak of prior to its rebuild. The nut-and-bolt project was done with factory-correct OEM parts all around, then repainted in its original (and rare) Nebula Green over Mandarin.

1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Even the FJ40’s F135 engine, transmission, and transfer case were fully rebuilt, looking as spectacular and ready to hit the trail as it did in the showroom so many years ago.

1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

And of course, the clean, polished interior is such a welcoming place, you’ll want to live there as much as possible. Your friends will certainly love the rear jump seats, too.

1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

This FJ40 is so pristine that it would almost pain us to take it off-roading. And yet, it would be wrong to not go on an adventure or two with a fine example of Toyota’s legacy.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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