Take a Trip Back in Time in a Fully-restored 1968 FJ40

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1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

One of the greatest vehicles of all time, stunning Sixties Land Cruiser received its extensive restoration in 2017.

Born five years after the end of World War II from a commission by the United States government, the Land Cruiser would come to be one of the greatest off-roading Toyotas of all time, if not the greatest.

Thus, this excellent FJ40 we caught at Hyman Ltd. not only blew us away with its presence, but serves as a reminder of how great the Land Cruiser has always been, and always will be.

1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Under the hood of the FJ40 is its F145 3.9-liter inline-six, ready to send all of its 124 horses and 209 lb-ft of torque to the corners through its original three-speed manual and transfer case.

1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

The inside of the FJ40 is as immaculate as the outside, the result of a “ground up, nut-and-bolt restoration by marquee experts” back in 2017. Even the “4 Wheel Drive” badge looks as clean and polished as the day the FJ rolled off the assembly line.

1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

It’s a hard decision for us: would we want to be up front piloting the FJ40, or sitting upon one of the two jump seats in the back? We’d probably be happy either way.

1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Whether with the top off or on, whether on the street or on the trail, this is an FJ40 that will leave everyone who sees it stunned with their jaws dropped for days.

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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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