Update 1/20: Lot 1555, the mustard yellow FJ40, sold today for a staggering $88,000, including buyer’s commission. Wow.
via West County Explorers Club: Among the many cars well-known auction house, Barrett-Jackson, is offering at its Scottsdale sale this week,
two restored Toyota FJ40s stand out, a 1981 model in classic, mustard
yellow, and a 1978 model in beige. Both look like they’ve come straight
from the factory. The latter sold Thursday for $59,400.
For me, the mustard yellow version, which is still available, pushes all the right buttons. It is described as having a factory-correct, removable hardtop, a folding windscreen, rear jump seats, and a balanced and blueprinted 4.2-liter, inline-6 engine, with an H55 5-speed, manual transmission. The suspension is from Old Man Emu. The wheels are OEM, which, to me, always look better than aftermarket. The truck is said to have been fully restored in 2007/2008.
The beige truck is also said to have been restored with less than 100 miles on the clock since then. It also features the 4.2-liter, 2F engine, this time, however, mated to a 4-speed, manual transmission. Although it’s not explicitly stated, this one also appears to have a removable hardtop, folding windscreen, and rear jump seats. In addition, it’s said to include the optional rear heater. Both trucks appear to have factory roll bars.
More pictures after the jump.