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Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 '78

€ 17.500

Reference CH2220
Make Toyota
Model Land Cruiser BJ40 '78
Type cabrio
Construction year 1978
KM 28749
Cilinder displacement 4228
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
Price € 17.500

The Toyota Land Cruiser  is a series of four-wheel drivez produced from 1954 until now. Production of the first generation of the Land Cruiser began in 1951 as Toyota's version of a Jeep-like vehicle.  The Land Cruiser has been produced in convertible, hardtop, station wagon and cab chassis body styles. The Land Cruiser's reliability and longevity have led to huge popularity (more than 10 millions produced until now.)

4th generation (1960 – 1984)

  • Toyota made many production changes by buying new steel presses. Mechanically, the FJ40 was given a new 93 kW (126 PS; 125 hp), 3.9 L F engine and the Land Cruiser finally received low-range gearing, but continued the three-speed main gearbox.
  • 1965 – Global production surpassed 50,000 vehicles. The Land Cruiser was the best selling Toyota vehicle in the United States.
  • 1968 – The 100,000th Land Cruiser was sold worldwide. Brazilian J40 production, as the Bandeirante, commenced in September. The Bandeirante has a Mercedes-Benz-built  diesel engine generating a power output of 58 kW (79 PS; 78 hp).
  • 1972 – The 200,000th Land Cruiser was sold.
  • 1973 – The 300,000th Land Cruiser was sold. The first diesel Land Cruiser was introduced for export based on a long wheelbase with a six-cylinder  H engine..
  • 1974 – A four-cylinder 3.0 L B  diesel engine was offered. The introduction of this engine boosted sales in Japan by putting the Land Cruiser in a lower tax compact freight-car category as compared to the 3.9 L petrol version.
  • 1975 – The 3.9 L petrol engine was replaced by a larger, more powerful 4.2 L 2F unit and the FJ55 received front disc brakes. The 3.6 L H diesel engine was optional in some markets in the HJ45.
  • 1976 – FJ40 Land Cruiser (United States-version) received front disc brakes like the FJ55. The Toyota Land Cruiser Association was founded in California.
  • 1977 – The Irish Artmy took delivery of the first of 77 FJ45 Land Cruisers. Although fast, reliable and with good off-road performance the vehicle tended to rust excessively in the wet Irish climate. A few which did not succumb to the effects of weather were repainted in gloss olive green and survive as ceremonial gun tractors at military funerals.
  • 1978 – The first BJ/FJ40 and FJ55 models were officially sold in West Germany with both diesel (BJ40) and petrol engines (FJ40/55).
  • 1979 – FJ40 (United States-version) was updated this year with a new wider, square bezel surrounding the headlights. Power steering and cooler were offered in FJ40 for the first time The diesel engine was improved, evolving into the 3.2 L 2B unit but only in Japanese markets.
  • 1980 – The H diesel engine (HJ45) was replaced by the 4.0 L 2H engine (now with chassis code HJ47).
  • 1981 – the Diesel version received front disc brakes and the more powerful 3.4 L 3B engine, and the LWB BJ45 with 3B engine was added to the range.
  • 1983 – the last FJ40s imported to the U.S. were 1983 models (mid-1982 to mid-1983). It is unknown how many were imported by Toyota, but many guess the number to be around 300. The 1983 FJ40s typically bring a premium for their rarity, though they are not much different from 1982 models (mid-1981 to mid-1982).
  • 1984 – the North American market was limited to Canada with the BJ42, which had a 5-speed (overdrive) transmission that was widely sought.
  • Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 469 (184.5)
  • Width : cm (in): 169 (66.5)
  • Height : cm (in): 187 (73.5)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 265 (104.3)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 1848 (4074)
  • Displacement : inline 6 4230 cc (258 cu in)
  • Valve gear : 12
  • Fuel system : Ai carburetor
  • Gearbox : 5-speed manual
  • Drive wheels : AWD
  • RHD
  • Maximum power : 135 hp at 3600 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 285 Nm at 1800 rpm


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