TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HJ47 TROOP CARRIER
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1984 OWNER: DANIEL RAGUSI
LAND Cruiser 40s built on the longwheelbase chassis were designated either 45 or 47. What we have here is an HJ47, which means it’s a long-wheelbase, 11-seat Troop Carrier with the 4.0-litre 2H six-cylinder diesel and four-speed gearbox. The two fourperson rear seats run along the sides of the cabin rather than across, hence the Troop Carrier designation.
The 40 came with a number of different diesels, including the 3.0-litre B, 3.2-litre 2B and 3.4-litre 3B four-cylinder engines; and 3.6-litre H and 4.0-litre 2H six-cylinder engines. Long-wheelbase models only came with a six-cylinder engine.
This very tidy example is from the last year of 40 Series production in 1984, and it was purchased from its original owner in Melbourne around 10 years ago.