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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1979 Toyota Land Cruiser
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HIGHLIGHTS: Clean old Land Cruiser! Street ready RHD diesel FJ (BJ)! 4-speed manual hooked up to a Toyota 3.0l diesel!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser is very nice! This vehicle appears to have seen a restoration in the past, and it shows. It's clean and straight--something of a rarity on these old FJs! There are some areas of corrosion underneath, which are shown in the photos.

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: Though no restoration documentation is available, it appears that this truck was restored around 15 years ago. The paint has some defects as shown in the photos, but it has a great shine to it, and a surprising amount of depth given the color choice. This old thing is sure to stand out in a crowd–even in a crowd of FJs, since it is RHD and a diesel!

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior condition is perhaps the most pleasantly surprising aspect of this truck. These hardy old Toyota rigs aren't known for their luxurious interiors, and this FJ isn't really an exception. However, the two-tone vinyl bucket seats are comfortable and in great condition, and the matching rear jump seats are a huge plus. The knobs, buttons, steering wheel, etc. are all in used but good condition.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: At this point, if you're thinking “that's not an FJ, that's a BJ!” then you would be correct! This is a RHD, non-USDM vehicle marketed as the BJ variant of the FJ Land Cruisers. Under the hood is a Toyota 3.0 liter diesel, which would've been the factory engine for this vehicle. Like any Toyota worth its reputation, the diesel absolutely springs to life at a turn of the key and runs very smoothly. While this engine may not be a big, V8 powerhouse, it is more than adequate for this type of vehicle and torquey enough to be fun. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts as smoothly as one can expect of a utility vehicle, and would certainly be the preferred choice in transmission for anyone looking to do any sort of off-roading. This Toyota runs, drives, and stops great!

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: This is a good, honest, quirky and unique little Toyota and the pure simplicity of these older Land Cruisers is very appealing. This one is easy on the eyes and fun to drive, so it leaves little to be desired!

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: The RHD aspect isn't for everyone. While it is easier to adjust to than you may think, it is certainly not the same as a 'normal' LHD car.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? The reverse lights and oil pressure gauge are not currently operational.

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Anyone who has been seeking a clean, unique, capable, fun offroad Jeep alternative should give this BJ40 a serious look!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit


Air Conditioning N/A
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Odometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge NO
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers YES
Windows YES
Horn YES
Radio N/A
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights NO
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Tire Condition: High tread, 2012 date
Keys – Ignition, Door YES Trunk NO
Seatbelts Front: YES Rear: N/A
Runs & Drives YES


Engine Type
Engine Size
3.0 Liter Diesel
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Body Style
Paint Type


Land Cruiser


Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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Engine Size
3.0 Liter Diesel
Transmission Type
4-Speed Manual
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • Drum Brakes
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Bucket Seats
  • Running Boards
  • Off Road Tires