Overland Classifieds :: 1983 FJ60 Toyota Land Cruiser

Classic Land Cruisers, much like Volkswagen campers, have become a wanderlust icon on social media. Thanks to photographers such as Forrest Mankins,I can’t remember what the FJ60 looks like in anything but dusky low-light with a canoe on the roof and an open tailgate. It’s a vehicle that’s become synonymous with adventure, and subsequently, prices have rocketed. However, there are still deals to be had, and this 1983 example is a steal.

From the Seller:

“I bought this as a project and started with the mechanicals, [but] unfortunately some medical issues/bills are forcing me to sell. It runs and drives wonderfully; I use it every day. The motor received a refresh roughly 1,000 miles ago.”

1983 FJ60 Land Cruiser

This FJ60 is powered by a 4.3-liter 6-cylinder motor that produces 135 horsepower, 210 pound-feet of torque, and is mated with a 4-speed manual gearbox. The FJ60 showcases a hi- and low-range transfer case, manually locking hubs, solid axles, and leaf springs front and rear. Fitted with a 23.8-gallon fuel tank and capable of 11 to 18 mpg (city/highway), this model has a max towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a curb weight of 4,246 pounds.

Distinguishing Features

  • Old Man Emu lift, 3-inch
  • New battery, radiator, fan clutch, muffler, power steering pump, and more
  • 4WD functions flawlessly
  • Zero rust or scaling of frame
  • Known issues: headliner needs repair/replacing, rear quarters rusted above wheel wells, driver’s door rusty, rear lower tailgate dented and some rust, rip in driver’s seat.

This 1983 FJ60 Land Cruiser is listed for $12,500 OBO and is currently located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.