TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1979 OWNERS: ANDREW BOYD AND MARK WILLOCK
THE FJ40 is an iconic model in the 40 Series range, which established Toyota’s reputation as a manufacturer of quality 4x4s and effectively ended the market dominance of Land Rover.
Introduced in 1960, the 40 Series would remain in production for the next 24 years. It brought dualrange 4x4 as well as comfort and convenience features rarely seen in 4x4s of the day. More importantly, it introduced changes in production processes that meant a better-quality vehicle could be produced more quickly and at lower cost compared to the 20 Series.
This particular late-model FJ40, built in July 1979, has the 4.2-litre 2F petrol six with a four-speed gearbox and is in immaculate factory-stock condition. Purchased two years ago by its current (and third) owners, it’s been on display at Sydney City Toyota’s showroom ever since.