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