Expedition Portal Classifieds: HZJ77 Pop-Top Land Cruiser

Today’s classified is something pretty special. Not only are you looking at one of the few HZJ77s here in the states, but this one is freshly completed with a pop-top and custom camper interior. The seller states that this specific truck was being outfitted for rental service here in the USA, and as you’d expect was designed to take a beating. They know how people drive rentals. Fortunately, it was spared that life at the last minute when the buyer decided to use Westys and Sprinter vans instead. Well, their loss is your gain, because this thing is ready for any adventure you throw at it. The 1992 Land Cruiser packs a 1HZ Diesel engine, which though slow, is about as reliable as they come. That motor is paired to an A440 automatic transmission, and the combo has 146,843 miles on the clock. Basically, it’s just broken in.

In my opinion, this Cruiser has just the right amount of upgrades. The suspension has been overhauled with a medium duty 2.5” lift from Old Man Emu which will give it a softer ride with additional height. This looks perfect with the brand new set of 33×12.50×15 Falken AT3Ws wrapped around Pro Comp 15×8 wheels. Under the hood, you’ll find a new timing belt, water pump, and fresh fluids, all being protected along with the rest of the front end by an ARB winch bumper. (No winch included.)

This effective and simple build is matched well to the lightweight Campteq pop-top and interior. In addition to the raised roof with a bed, you’ll receive a comfortable living space with a seating/work area, storage cabinets, and countertop. House batteries power the outlets and Dometic front loading fridge, while solar panels keep the whole electrical system topped off. There’s a 52L stainless steel tank from Front Runner to serve as your main water supply, with an easy to reach spray nozzle at the rear of the vehicle. This is conveniently located next to the sink and stove combo, which are mounted to the rear door to hang out of the vehicle for food prep. I personally love this, as it gets your kitchen outside without the use of heavy and expensive drawer slides.

The seller was originally listing the truck for $52,000 USD, however, they are negotiable, and are looking for any reasonable offers at this time. To learn more, visit the original advertisement here.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.