1976 Toyota FJ40 2F RHD japanese factory hardtop Dec 14, 2018 16:32:25 GMT
Post by eclecticauctionsuk on Dec 14, 2018 16:32:25 GMT
Highly desirable 1976 2F FJ40 landcruiser from early in the 2F production run. This is an original RHD Japanese factory 2F 4230 CC petrol hardtop model finished in attractive FJ40 beige. These 2F engined cars are much more refined than any of the diesel variants and are considered the model to own whether it be for daily use or weekend trips. This particular 2F has been subject to an extensive ground up, chassis-off rebuild. Panel 'spot-weld' dimples are all clearly visible and the attention to detail throughout the vehicle as well as underneath and in the engine bay is truly impressive. The interior has been re-trimmed in hardwearing black vinyl with new factory rubber mats on the floors. We're told that this vehicle has seen careful dry weather use since its rebuild and presents very nicely indeed, driving beautifully. These 2F engines have plenty of torque, making the standard factory 3 speed box with hi-low transfer case more than ample for the driving conditions they were intended for. The 2F FJ40s will easily pull away in second if required and with the extra engine capacity are better suited to modern driving conditions than their predecessors. We would suggest waxoiling the underneath before it is used in the wet which will be left to the new owner to decide, as the underside is so clean it would almost be a shame to cover it. Shod with the correct 15" FJ40 wheels with new Xtra grip tyres all round to make it as close as possible to how an FJ40 would have left the Arakawa factory in Japan. The matching spare wheel with unused new tyre is not shown in the photos but comes with the vehicle and has now been refitted to the exterior wheel hanger. A set of 16' factory steels as fitted to the last FJ40 and BJ40 diesel landcruisers is also available if required by seperate negotiation. This particular hardtop has freelocks on the front with a subtle suspension raise, giving better ground clearance, an even more imposing driving position and the possibility to fit larger radials if desired. The speedometer is new and mileage prior to restoration is unknown. One unusual feature is the tsunami siren under the bonnet which is activated from a stalk on the dash. Seriously loud and perfect for parting crowds. In addition to the heater and demister, a period aftermarket air-conditioning unit, most probably fitted when new, allows for genuine year round comfort. The aircon benefitting from brandnew condensor radiator and compressor unit. Toasty in Spring, Autumn and Winter and cool in the Summer. Toyota FJ40s are versatile and highly usable machines and as much as we love our Land Rovers, its the keys to our own office 2F FJ40 that go missing from the key-rack first. All generations seem to love these FJ40s and out and about they bring the most smiles and waves. Something you don't always get in a classic Range Rover. This is the seventh of these FJ40s that we've had the pleasure of handling this year and if you missed out on the last ones and are a genuine buyer, we highly recommend viewing at our facility near Goodwood, West Sussex. The condition of the vehicle will speak for itself. As always inspection is welcome. Priced keenly at far below chassis-off restoration costs and available to purchase directly upon inspection, Gbp 26,750 inclusive of all fees. Sold as seen and inspected. In the first instance, please register an account with us for further details.
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