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La Aduana: 1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

I’ve always found something beautiful and timeless about the 40 series Toyota Land Cruiser. Between the steel construction and spartan design, it reminds me of a time when cars were more about driving and getting a job done than about gadgets like bluetooth and self-leveling headlights. The idea of climbing into an old Land Cruiser and leaving the world behind sounds great, but 30 years of abuse usually takes its toll on these vehicles, and highway power is quite frankly a joke. Luckily we’ve found a 40 series that looks like it has been gone over with a fine-toothed comb, and even includes a new Chevy 350 V8 under the hood to help with those dismal power figures.

Unfortunately, the seller doesn’t say much about this wonderful vehicle. What they do mention though, is the new Chevrolet 350 V8 underneath the hood that’s only gone a mere 11,200 miles since its installation. The dealer lets their comprehensive gallery say the rest about this powerful and low mile Land Cruiser.

Take a closer look here on Ebay Motors:

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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 Managing Editor.