by Chris Cordes

The 100 Series Land Cruiser has served as an excellent platform, for many overlanders and off-roaders alike, by providing a fantastic balance of reliability, and comfort. It’s no slouch when it comes to capability either. Ample power, respectable clearance, and of course renowned Toyota durability, have made it a favorite among travelers and helped it earn the number one spot on the list of Top 10 Used Overland Vehicles by Scott Brady. Sure it lacks some of the stock capability of other vehicles such as the Jeep Rubicon or even the 80 series, but after some well-chosen modifications these wonderful cruisers can take you just about anywhere you want to go. But unlike most 4WD’s they will do so in total comfort while delivering superior handling and ride quality on the road. If you’ve been in the market for one of these excellent trucks, take a look at this thoroughly modified, and practically unused, 100 Series.

 With just 84,000 original miles, this 2001 Land Cruiser has been driven sparingly throughout its life and remains in excellent condition. Upon first glance it’s obvious the truck received a lot of attention when it came to off road preparation. It is adorned with an ARB Deluxe Safari Bar with IPF fog lights and an additional set of PIAA off road lights. The rear has been protected as well with a Slee off road bumper equipped with the single swing arm spare tire carrier. For delivery of fresh and clean air to this trucks V8, an ARB Safari Snorkel and a K&N air filter have been equipped for top performance in even the worst of conditions. To support the added weight of the bumpers and any cargo you may wish to carry, the owner lifted the truck 3″ with heavy duty Old Man Emu springs. In turn this allowed them to mount a set of five 33″ Nitto Terra Grapplers mounted on factory 18″ rims which gives it a more aggressive look and improved off road traction. Amazingly with all these modifications the owner states that he “never ended up wanting to wheel it because it was so clean”. While it does have some typical wear and tear, the truck appears to be in great shape and has many more miles left for whatever adventure you have in store.

Check it out on Ebay Motors here:

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Here’s a look at what the seller has to say:

2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 100 series

only 84K original miles!!!!

This car is in incredible condition for a 2001!

The Land Cruiser has never been off road. spotless undercarriage.

I bought this Land Cruiser in the summer 2010 with 59k original miles, completely stock. I started setting the vehicle up for off roading but never ended up wanting to wheel it because it was so clean. Ive only put 25k miles on it in the almost 3 years Ive owned it.

Some of the add-ons

  • 3″ Old Man Emu lift. (heavy springs for expedition bumpers)
  • ARB Deluxe Bar Toyota Land Cruiser 100 series (2003-2007) with IPF fog lights. (Front)
  • Slee Offroad (Rear) full replacement bumper with swing arm spare tire carrier and reciever built into the bumper.
  • PIAA 6.75″ off road lights
  • Hi Lift 60″ jack
  • Safari Snorkel ARB
  • K&N Replacement filter
  • Doug Thorley Custom Headers
  • Magnaflow exhaust
  • 285 NITTO TERRA GRAPPLERS(5)
  • 5 FACTORY TOYOTA 18’S (PLANNED ON PUTTING ON 18 IN WHEELS)

A FEW OF THE WOOD GRAIN ACCENTS ARE CRACKED AS THE PICTURES SHOULD REFLECT.

ALSO THE SUNROOF JUST RECENTLY STOPPED WORKING, I HAVENT CHECKED TO SEE IF IT IS A FUSE OR WHAT THE CAUSE MIGHT BE.

THERE IS ALSO A WEAR MARK ON THE DRIVER DOOR FROM BEING USED AS AN ELBOW REST.

La Aduana: 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser

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About the Author: Chris Cordes

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, for college in 2009. While working on his business degree in the Embry-Riddle undergraduate program, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. He fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, which led him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. Chris was immediately hooked by the concept of overlanding, which combines the excitement and adventure of flying with his affection for cars and trucks. After receiving his degree, Chris did a summer internship with Overland International before accepting a full-time position on our team.