1988 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ70 - Factory Soft-Top, 5-Speed, Factory AC

1988 Toyota Land Cruiser Base Sport Utility 4-Door

Technical specifications of Toyota Land Cruiser 1988

Price: US $16,800.00
Item location: Ozark, Missouri, United States
Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
Type: Convertible
Trim: Base Sport Utility 4-Door
Year: 1988
Mileage: 71,114
VIN: 00000000000000000
Color: White
Engine size: 3B 4-Cylinder Diesel
Number of cylinders: 4
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Tan
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1988 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ70

3.4L 4-Cylinder Diesel Engine

5-Speed Manual, 4x4, AC, Factory Soft-Top

71,114 Original Miles (114,493 KMs)

100% Legal Import, Missouri Title, EPA/DOT/Customs Docs

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The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ70

I am a dealer of classic and collectible cars as well as a life-long 4x4 enthusiast. After building a relationship with one of Japan's largest vehicle exporters, I became an importer of rare and unique 4x4's. I specialize in Toyota Land Cruisers and other Toyota 4x4's. I legally imported this Land Cruiser BJ70 last year. It is 100% legal to own and drive. Outside of the US, diesel Land Cruisers are legendary vehicles well-known for offroad capability and unmatched reliability and durability. Now that these vehicles are past the 25-year-old limit, we can enjoy them here in the states.

eBay requires a 17-digit VIN in the listing, the actual VIN for this Land Cruiser BJ70 is BJ70000955. It was produced for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) and does not have a 17-digit VIN. The original VIN plate reading BJ70000955 is still fixed in the factory location on the engine firewall. Additionally, this factory VIN is stamped into the frame rail behind the drivers side front tire. The Missouri title and customs documentation all match this VIN.

100% Legal, Fully Documented, Missouri Title

First, this is a 100% legal and documented import vehicle. I have copies of all the customs, EPA, DOT and import paperwork that will go with the vehicle to the new owner. This Land Cruiser BJ70 has been titled in Missouri, and can be legally titled and driven in all 50 states (special conditions apply to California). In the few places where diesel emissions testing is required, this vehicle will pass local inspection, guaranteed. Replacement parts and accessories are generally available to ensure a long life of service. Driving a right-hand-drive vehicle is not nearly as difficult as it might first appear. After a few minutes, any driver can become comfortable with driving "on the wrong side." The uniqueness of this setup starts conversations and turns heads everywhere you go.

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Original Low Miles, Original Paint

The mileage on this Land Cruiser BJ70 is certified as original. Only 71,114 miles (114,493 KM's). The wheels are original 15" Land Cruiser steel wheels. The paint is original. The fender mounted mirrors provide great visibility and a unique JDM appearance. Everything on this truck works. The tires are in need of replacement, but otherwise the truck is road-ready.

The interior is in excellent condition. The interior looks "like new" (common with Japanese vehicles). The power steering and power brakes are a nice convenience. The interior of the soft-top is clean. The dash and instruments are in excellent condition. The factory floor mat is in great condition. The factory AC has been serviced and blows ice cold.

The paint on this truck is original and has some signs of age including minor scratches and some minor fading. Some touch-up paint appears on the passenger door. The body is in excellent condition with only minor surface rust in a couple spots (see photos). For being 25 years old, this truck is in excellent condition.

Please review the full set of 195 photos to see the complete condition.

This Land Cruiser BJ70 is loaded with options including:

  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Factory AC
  • Factory Soft-Top
  • 4.11:1 Axle Ratio

The 3B diesel engine works flawlessly, and you can expect to get 20-25 MPG during normal driving. The transmission and transfer case both passed all service inspections, and shift smoothly. The transmission, differentials and transfer case had clean fluid, free of any indication of problems. See the full list of everything inspected here. This Land Cruiser BJ70 is a great vehicle for driving around town or on the highway.

This Land Cruiser BJ70 has only 71,114 original miles! That's 114,493 KMs.

3B 3.4 Liter 4-Cylinder Diesel Engine

The 3B is a bulletproof and legendary engine used in Toyota's around the world. Displacement is 3432cc with an 8-valve OHC. Parts for the 3B are still available through many sources. Here's a quick video of the engine starting, running and stopping. If you can't view the video on this page, you can click on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1ECKmHo4Dk

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Here's a list of what I've done to this Land Cruiser BJ70 since it was imported:

  • 146-Point Inspection and Service
  • Replaced Engine Oil and Filter
  • Replaced Air Filter
  • Replaced Fuel Filter, Inspected Fuel System for Leaks
  • Drained and Flushed Radiator, Refilled with 50/50 Antifreeze, Inspected Hoses and Clamps
  • Checked Brakes and Brake Fluid
  • Checked Power Steering Fluid
  • Replaced Front and Rear Diff Fluid
  • Replaced Transmission Fluid and Transfer Case Fluid
  • AC Serviced and Recharged
  • Batteries Replaced
  • Universal Joints and Driveline Lubricated
  • Complete Detail Cleaning of the Exterior, Interior, Engine Compartment and Undercarriage

This represents the basic service I do to all vehicles I import. In addition to the basic mechanical servicing and inspections, I drive each vehicle for 3-4 weeks to look for defects or potential issues. This Land Cruiser BJ70 drives great, and gets a lot of attention around town.

Owning a Right-Hand-Drive Import

First, this is a 100% legal and documented import vehicle. I have copies of all the customs, EPA, DOT and import paperwork that go with the vehicle to the new owner. This Land Cruiser BJ70 has been titled in Missouri, and can be legally titled and driven in all 50 states (special conditions apply to California). Replacement parts and accessories are generally available to ensure a long life of service. Driving a right-hand-drive vehicle is not nearly as difficult as it might first appear. After a few minutes, any driver can become comfortable with driving "on the wrong side." The uniqueness of this setup starts conversations and turns heads everywhere you go.

Frequently-Asked-Questions from LandCruisersDirect.com

Where do your vehicles come from?

We look for rare and unique 4x4's in all corners of the world. There have been many great vehicle platforms that were never available here in the US. Our primary source is Japan, but we also deal with vehicles from Australia, Europe and South America.

What's involved in importing a vehicle from a foreign country?

The short answer is, a lot! Finding the vehicles, inspecting them before purchase, facilitating the transaction, arranging shipping and insurance, obtaining customs clearance, port retrieval, and US titling and licensing are just some of the steps involved. But we do all the hard work for you! From purchase to delivery, we can handle everything in between and make it fun and enjoyable to find and buy a non-US vehicle.

Is it legal to own, license and drive a non-US market vehicle in my state?

The vehicles we import are 100% legal across the US (special conditions apply to California).

Is it hard to drive a right hand drive vehicle, and is it legal?

It is completely legal and easy to adjust to driving a right hand drive vehicle. A few minutes behind the wheel and you can become completely comfortable with driving "on the wrong side".

Do you ever have any left hand drive trucks?

Left hand drive vehicles were only available in a few markets worldwide. Some South American countries, Europe and the Middle East are examples where left hand drives were available. However, these vehicles are few and far between, and when they become available they command a premium price. Check our current inventory to see what we have available.

Do you provide vehicle financing?

We do not do financing, however we will work with you and your lending institution to secure financing whenever necessary. You're best option is your local bank or credit union. You can also try specialty financing companies that focus on classic and collectible vehicle purchases such as JJ Best Banc & Company. We can help provide inspections and appraisal data to get you the loan you need.

Is it hard to find parts for non-US vehicles?

The short answer is no, but it depends on what you are looking for. Most drivetrain components are still available from Toyota and can be ordered from any dealership as long as you have the part number. Electronics, trim and interior are harder to find, but there are healthy used parts markets in Canada and Australia where these vehicles have been available for many years. A great place to start looking is our partners at Cruiser Outfitters.

Are accessories and aftermarket upgrades like lift-kits available?

Absolutely yes. Land Cruisers have a dedicated following and aftermarket support worldwide. There are many providers of aftermarket accessories, performance upgrades and replacement parts. We recommend talking to our partners at Cruiser Outfitters for all your parts and accessory needs.

Can US mechanics and service shops work on these vehicles?

Absolutely yes. Any good diesel shop can service and rebuild the engines and fuel systems. Other drivetrain components are similar to the US spec vehicles and can be serviced and rebuilt at almost any professional shop specializing in those items.

Can you help me arrange shipping or pick me up at the airport if I'm going to drive home?

Absolutely yes. Shipping is typically $0.65-$0.95 per mile depending on location, and I can arrange shipping with a licensed and insured transporter. If you're flying in and driving the truck home, I can pick you up at Springfield (SGF) airport.

Thanks for looking! Happy bidding!

Call Steve at 801-376-3332 or contact me through eBay with questions.

Please note my 100% feedback rating on eBay.

Thank you, but I'm not interested in any trades.


I've described the vehicle as accurately as possible so you know what you're getting when bidding. Please note my 100% positive feedback rating. I like to make sure any deal goes smoothly without any surprises for either party. The vehicle is located in Ozark, Missouri. Transport, titling and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. I can hold the vehicle for up to 30 days while you arrange transport or pick-up. The vehicle is being sold as-is, where-is. Payment is due in full within 7 days.

Call Steve at 801-376-3332 or contact me through eBay with questions.

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Car Finders Group guarantees this description is accurate. However, the vehicle is being sold AS IS and WHERE IS. All questions should be asked before bidding. No delivery or warranty is expressed or implied. Car Finders Group can arrange delivery of the vehicle for an additional charge, or buyer can make arrangements for delivery. Full payment is due within 7 calendar days following the close of the auction. Buyer is responsible for paying all applicable taxes and fees associated with title transfer. This vehicle is being advertised elsewhere and could be sold at anytime.

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