Overland Classifieds :: 1993 HZJ73 Toyota Land Cruiser

I’m not sure there’s another vehicle that has quite the same reputation for bombproof reliability in remote locations as the Toyota Land Cruiser, and the HZJ73 variant is one of the best. The Land Cruiser is often considered the standard by which all other vehicles are measured. Historically, this generation was designed from the outset to last at least 25 years (whether that can be said of their latest, more tech-heavy models, I wouldn’t like to say). Nevertheless, the Land Cruiser remains one of the most popular vehicles for overlanders, and for good reason. Sure, they’re not the most comfortable, nor are they the fastest or most refined, but they’re absolutely dependable, and as my grandad always said: “a second-class ride is better than a first-class walk.”

This particular example, previously displayed at the AutoHomeUSA exhibit at SEMA and OverLand Expo West, is the perfect blank canvas to create your round-the-world rig. This time-warp Land Cruiser has done just 120,923 miles from new or “forecourt” miles for this engine and includes an AutoHome Maggiolina rooftop tent, so you have somewhere to sleep when you tell your significant other how much you’ve spent.

From Mike:

“This exceptional, low-mileage, diesel-powered 70-Series Landcruiser is expedition ready. It has been owned and displayed by AutoHomeUSA for the past few years, and you may have seen it displayed at the AutoHomeUSA exhibit at SEMA or OverLand Expo West.

This Land Cruiser has been carefully vetted and prepared by Mudrak Custom Cruisers and needs nothing. There are zero mechanical issues and no leaks. This is a JDM vehicle that has seen little or no off-road use. The lower body has a couple of minor issues that have been repaired and painted. Current Arizona registration goes through March 2022. Very clean, fuel-efficient, and currently stored inside.”


4.2 L six-cylinder HZJ diesel (last non-turbo, mechanical-injection model)

H55 5-speed manual transmission
Transfer case – 2-speed/automatic front locking hubs
120,923 miles
Gray interior with original suspension seats, gray fabric outstanding condition
Old Man Emu suspension with 2-inch lift
ARB front bumper system
Warn Zeon10 winch
Front Runner roof rack
AutoHome Maggiolina Extreme rooftop tent (new, white with gray fabric)
Front Runner rear awning
5 x factory steel wheels with original FJ hubcaps and new Falken LT 235/85 Wild PeakAT tires
Kaymar dual swing-away rear tire carrier and double can carrier, includes Spectre water and fuel cans
Heat/air conditioning with selectable front and/or rear circulation
Original folding second-row seats
Original Toyota tool kit
Original Toyota double-DIN AM/FM/Cassette stereo with front/rear speakers
Original factory running boards
New Interstate batteries

This 1993 HZJ73 Toyota Land Cruiser is listed for $36,600 and is currently located in Sonoita, Arizona. Check out 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.