The Land Cruiser is an overlanding icon and the 80 Series is considered by many as one of the best. This appreciating classic finds a sweet spot between bulletproof backcountry reliability and modern refinement. If you’d like to better understand this vehicle’s many accolades then check out Matt Scott’s piece on Why the Land Cruiser 80 Series is the Next Classic 4WD. Subsequently, it’s popular on the forum with recent adventure-ready examples including this 1993 VX Limited, a 1992 HZJ80, and a 1994 FZJ80. Furthermore, it’s often the platform of choice for around-the-world trips as demonstrated by the adventures of Destined for Wild and The Long Way Home. Today’s 1990 Land Cruiser HDJ81 has covered 278,000 miles and features extensive premium modifications.
From the Seller:
“Purchased from U.S.-based importer about 5 years ago. Most work was completed by me or Torfab. Why am I selling? I have a 76 Series body on a U.S. titled 81 series frame/diesel, 5-speed; I don’t need two 81 series vehicles.”
1990 Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ81
The Land Cruiser is fitted with an exceptionally long-lived 4.2-liter diesel motor that produces 164 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. A dependable engine and drivetrain are matched with legendary capability thanks to 4WD, front, rear, and center locking differentials, high and low range, manual locking hubs, and more. These rugged credentials are combined with a well-equipped interior with driver comforts that include:
- Uprated Alpine audio
- Scheel-man driver’s seat
- Power steering, windows, and locks
- Air conditioning
- Warn Zeon winch
- Icon shocks with Old Man Emu springs
- ARB compressor
- Front Runner roof rack with Alu-cab Gen 3.1 tent
- ARB Touring awning
- Delta Vehicle Systems center console, front bumper, sliders, and rear bumper with spare tire swing away
- TrekBox drawer system
This 1990 Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ81 is listed for $35,000 and is currently located in Bozeman, Montana. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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