FOR SALE: I'm selling my recently restored 1983 BJ42 LX. On eBay item # 330699872131. Highest Bidder wins. Oklahoma City, OK. See ebay description on ebay to link to 160 pics and youtube video (12 minutes)
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You really are looking at one of the nicest and rarest Toyota Land Cruisers in the World. Imported from Australia, it has undergone a detailed restoration. This is a true collector gem, but is able to be driven anywhere in the world. Restoration assistance was provided by one of the master restoration companies in the United States- Cruiser Corps. This truly historic vehicle is for the distinct individual who wants to own an icon in the automotive world. I am the third owner of this Land Cruiser and the father to its detailed restoration.
The BJ42LX Land Cruisers are coveted by enthusiasts and collectors and introduce even rarer and desired features. These include a fuel efficient, run forever factory diesel engine which is where the “BJ” rather than “FJ” model prefix originates. However, the LX trim offers much more upgraded features including many upgrades in appearance and styling inside and out. On the outside you have the pronounced “LX” emblems, the iconic triple intermittent windshield wipers, rear sliding windows, and front pop out window vents. On the inside it shares little with the classic FJ40 or BJ42. The LX has detailed body panels and trim that offer styling and noise reduction. All the factory seams and bolts are covered with factory trip and panels including the rear doors. Factory carpet was added for additional style, noise reduction and temperature control. A factory tachometer, two interior lights that come on when doors are opened and heavy duty sun visors are some of the exclusive features. The most notable upgrade to the LX is the exclusive zebra brown striped seating for six that allows you to take the entire family to the trail or car show.
The 1983 BJ42LX was never sold in the United States due to Diesel emissions and it had only a small production run of 3 years- From 1982 to 1984- which was end of worldwide production for the FJ40 platform. The 5-speed transmission and full floating rear axle was only offered in 1983 and 1984 and very few were configured and sold with factory Air Conditioning and Factory Power Steering. Combined, this equates to a very rare Land Cruiser with only 113,275 miles (six digit odometer, so no rollovers). It is so rare that even the leading restoration and parts companies in the US have never even seen one configured with the 5 Speed, Factory Power Steering and Factory Air Conditioning. It truly may be one of only a few to exist today.
There were only two bubbles under the paint that had to be restored under the side and rear windows. When removing the interior rear brown trim molding, there were two spots of rust on the vertical trim rails behind the moldings- each about 1 inch in length on either side. These were cut out and replaced with a donor rail parts as a part of the restoration work done by Cruiser Corps Restoration. These were blasted and painted with the rest of the body.
Additional steps have been taken to prevent any rust from attacking this rare classic including POR15 undercoating and Ziebart inside Door and Frame Sealant. See link to learn more at Ziebart dot com. Rust Protection | Ziebart
Here is a breakdown of features:
4 Cylinder Factory 3B Diesel Engine (30-33 MPG)
Toyota Factory 5 Speed Transmission (75 MPH at 2200 RPM)
Toyota Factory Air
Toyota Factory Power Steering
Full Floating Rear Axle
Sliding Rear Window
Pop out front glass window vents
Factory seating for six
Original Jack and Tool Kit
Upgrade Factory Sun Visors, Factory Clock
Triple Windshield Wipers
Original Zebra Striped Seat Brown and off white Seat Upholstery- Seats 6 with seatbelts
Extensive Brown and offwhite interior trim
SuperGlow- Glow Plug System (Fast Starts)
Factory color 532- Yellow
Factory 12v Power System (not hard to work with 24v systems on most)
Specific upgrades include the following:
New Iron Man Suspension, Springs, Nitrox Shocks and Lift
New Toyota Wheel and Hub Covers
New BFG 33x10.5x15 Mud Terrains TA with lifetime replacement warranty
Factory Radio- Hard to find- reconditioned including interior backlight,etc
All new paint inside and out.
Fiberglass Top Sealed on edges with fiberglass before repaint (popular modification)
Ziebart Rust Preventer on all doors and door frames
New Front Bumper
New Heater Core, Heater Valve and Heater Rebuild
New factory match rear carpet (Brown outdoor carpet)
Re-dyed interior including all Vinyl Seating trim, Plastic moldings, visors, door panels. New Seating Foam and springs for Drivers seat
New Emblems and Factory Decals
All new filters, fluids and Glow Plugs
I am sure I have forgotten several things. Over 300 hours in restoration.
Note- Odometer is in Kilometers- 182,280 KM = 113,264 Miles. VIN number won't work in eBay due to import. All matching VIN # BJ42005463. August 1983 Production. Austrailan Compliance Tag Matching.
This vehicle listed locally and may end at any time. Serious inquiries only please. Get permission from spouse and have finances before bidding please.
Always happy to let any one come and inspect or test drive the vehicle. I am also glad to help with shipping arrangements, meet with inspector, or pick you up at the airport if you want fly in and inspect it. Near Oklahoma City, OK. Completely insured by Collectible Automobile Stated Value Policy. Will keep insurance until safe to your location.