Overland Classifieds :: 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80 w/Campteq Pop-top

When I first discovered the world of overlanding, it was admittedly through a narrow (but wholesome) lens of traveling the Pan-American Highway in old Toyota 4Runners, Land Cruisers, and Volkswagen vans. Naive to the presence of MAN trucks, Sportsmobiles, RVs, and converted fire trucks, the blogs I read were only part of the picture. I am incredibly grateful for this, as it taught me that anything is possible in a simple but reliable vehicle. Today’s featured classified, a 1995 Land Cruiser FZj80, is a nod to the old Toyota trucks that have taken passengers from the familiar into the unknown of a great adventure.

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From the Seller:

“I’m selling my 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80 named Goose. Some of you may know this vehicle which was previously owned by a lovely couple who go by the name DirtSunrise. They were the third owners of the vehicle and had owned it for the past 10 years or so. They have taken Goose throughout North, Central, and South America and have documented their journey. I have owned Goose since April and have been traveling and living out of Goose ever since. If you are looking for a spotless rig, this is not it, but it has more character than you could ask for, and it puts a smile on your face every time you drive it.”

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1995 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80 w/Campteq Pop-top

Although the 80-Series Land Cruiser is an aging platform, it remains ubiquitous throughout North, Central, and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, making it a suitable option for global overland travel. In 2021, iSeeCars undertook a study to determine which vehicle models reached 200,000 miles. It comes as no surprise that the Land Cruiser dominated the competition, reinforcing what we already know about the model’s reputation for longevity and reliability. This build features the Colorado-made Campteq popup, which adds around 150 pounds.

Distinguishing Features

With 248,000 miles (and 100,000 miles on a rebuilt engine) this vehicle has been to places and seen things. Upgrades include suspension components and exterior add-ons, including the following distinguishing features:

  • Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2.5-inch remote reservoir adjustable shocks
  • Old Man Emu 2-inch front lift and 864 in the rear
  • 4×4 Labs rear bumper with custom 10-pound propane tank mount, tire, and three jerry cans
  • Custom 80/20 aluminum extrusion camper interior
  • Tuffy center console with two 12-volt and two USB outlets

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This 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser and pop-top is listed for $45,000 and is currently located in Southern California. Check out the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. You can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or researching wild medicinal plants. Ashley is a co-founder of Women Overlanding the World and crew member of Expedition Overland. You’ll find this Canadian-born couple exploring a different continent in 2021, and sharing their trip every step of the way at Desk to Glory.