Rust Free TX LandCruiser FJ62 with New H55 5-Speed Manual Transmission, Records

1989 Toyota Land Cruiser

Technical specifications of Toyota Land Cruiser 1989

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Item location: Leander, Texas, United States
Make: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
Year: 1989
Mileage: 218,000
VIN: JT3FJ62G8K1110610
Color: Gray
Number of cylinders: 6
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Preface- I have bought numerous vehiclesfrom afar so I understand what it is like to buy sight unseen. Bid with confidence.I have been as honest as possible about this ad.However, there may be things I have missed, so feel free to ask questions if there is something not addressed.
I am reluctantly am selling one of my personal vehicles, a very rust free, 1989 Land Cruiser that has maintenance records dating to 2000. I planned on keeping this for quite awhile, but driving 50 miles/day and the office moving further away, I purchased a more commuter friendly vehicle, hence the sale.
This is an excellent, all original (sans tranny) cruiser that has lived all its life in Austin, Texas, there is no rust on this beauty. This has been my semi-DD for about 5 months and after a month, I put in a brand newToyotaH55 tranny in, it's absolutely wonderful if you are considering this option. I can easily go 70 MPH with the 4.10s. Feel free to 'fly n drive'.
  • Austin, Texas truck all it's life
  • Clear Texas title in hand with no wrecks/accidents (and if you are wondering, we were blessed/fortunate to be far enough west and only received 3" of rain from Harvey)
  • Current Texas State Inspection (this is my semi-DD)
  • ZERO rust
  • 218K on a very strong drivetrain
  • Brand new H55, has about 1000 miles on it, professionally installed by a local indy shop that knows these trucks inside and out. Still a little notchy due to the newness. The auto A440 is the weak point on these trucks and I have removed this from the equation. It is now 100% VERY reliable. This tranny, manual conversion parts and install would cost at least 6-7K if you hired someone to do this. Originally converted as an H42 in 2012 (receipt/conversion price was in 2012), I put an H55 for better highway speeds.
  • 31 x 10.5 BFG All-Terrain Tires, with plenty of life left. They are on shiny stock rims. This is the only non-Toyota 'mod' I have done.
  • Great condition inside and out.
  • AC works excellent. It's worked awesome in 100+ degrees and my temp reader recorded a -2F at the vents. Brr!
  • Mechanically sound, I would drive this cross country (slowly) for those considering that option.
  • New O2 sensors
  • Power mirrors and locks
  • New rear upper hatch supports
  • Records that go back to 2000
  • Radio has AUX outlet so it is iPhone/Android ready
  • Steering wheel was redone in black, no roll!
  • Nicely covered patch for the old A440 hole

Paint- I don't really consider this an issue as I like Patina but some may not share the same sentiment. The clear coat on the hood and roof is removed. The sides show wonderfully. Unless you are 6'6" or higher, the only thing you will notice is the hood. What you see is an all original exterior with zero body work and zero rust. I purposely chose not to paint because of this. All vehicles in Texas, Arizona and California suffer from clear-coat issues. But we do not have any rust. I personally will take this every day of the week and twice on Sunday :) If this bothers you, I can put you in touch with a local paint shop I have used with great success, post-sale, they do a great job. Guessing it would be about $1500. This is not a $500 maaco job but not a $8k job. It would be good for all but the pickiest. Or get the hood done for $3-400 since that is what most people will see. However, I would strongly advise to leave as-is, all original is better IMO.
Known issues - Preface, I am kinda nit-picky, so these are really not issues but I believe in full disclosure. As we all know, all vehicles, especially older ones like these, have "personalities"
  • Throwout bearing occasionally squeals a little with the radio off. I cannot hear it listening to music.
  • AC belt occasionally squeals for about 5 seconds at times at startup
  • Driver side rear door actuator works intermittently. I replaced it but it works about 60/40. Not a big deal to me since I can reach in and pull the lock for the rare times someone gets in the back seat
  • Occasionally smokes at startup for 5 seconds, I suspect it's running a tad rich. Very normal
  • Occasionally grinds in Reverse. I did not replace the clutch when I did the H55 swap so it probably needs adjustment or a little more "break in" time. It does not concern me.
  • Center console lid is broken. It sits fine but I recommend getting a Smittybilt console ($100) and put a few hours into it. An excellent write-up is on IH8MUD.
  • Normal dents/scratches for almost 30 YO truck

  • Reserve WILL NOT be disclosed, as it defeats the purpose of an auction. Questions asking what it is will be deleted
  • Have all of your "ducks in a row". This includes getting your cash/monies in order, your significant other's approval, or anything else done BEFORE you enter a bid
  • Immediate non-refundable $1000 deposit required
  • Balance due by Cash or check. If a check is used, this requires a 5 business day wait. My bank does this, not me. No exceptions
  • Local pickup or can help with shipping at your expense one full payment clears.

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