1971 Toyota Land Cruiser
The founder of Toyota Motor Corp. was Kiichiro Toyoda, who wrote in the July 1941 issue of the magazine Hanjidosha, "Era of the complete domestically-built car" subtitled "When will Japan produce one?" in which he expressed his dream and determination to produce a car fully made in Japan, just as Ford and Chevrolet did in America. As the criteria for a car, for the people, he listed low price, high-performance, and economy, and discussed the technical issues behind these. The car that first fulfilled the dream like the established world automakers was the Land Cruiser. Moreover, the Land Cruiser led Toyota's drive into world markets, taking the all-important first step.
For consignment a beautifully restored and upgraded 1971 Land Cruiser. Sporting a soft top and a lifted body, this truck will go almost anywhere you need to go, in any weather conditions. If you are looking for a great 4 x 4 with reliability, take serious consideration to this vehicle, as it is in very good condition, runs beautifully, and very sound overall on all fronts.
All new 1/8” + aluminum body tub, cowl, windshield, fenders, and tailgates are seen. New doors, hood and grille as well as mostly new stainless. All body panels are bathed in deep red metallic, excepting grille, which has been painted the iconic white. A new Best-Top convertible top has been draped over an all welded 6-point roll cage with front shoulder belts. New BF Goodrich 12.5 x 33-15 all-terrain tires wrap Mickey Thompson 10x15” aluminum wheels. This unit is equipped with heavy duty bumpers, front with a Warn winch, and rear with a swing away spare tire and jack mount. A color matching jack is included with this very straight and good gapped panel, go anywhere truck.
Starting with a Rhino lined floor, and moving up to new seats, we see a professionally restored color matching dash with a white gauge cluster. A center console was re-constructed, and an original heater fronts the dual gear shifters. A new CD/Stereo/Radio unit has been installed, and a waterproofed sub woofer was put in the rear seating area. Matching painted door panels adorn both doors.
A flip of the hood reveals a pristine engine bay and sitting proudly within is a rebuilt 1969-70 era 350ci Chevrolet mill, with a pair of World Products 1-052 free flowing heads. An Edelbrock intake and carburetor, and HEI ignition is noted too. Strapped to the back is a rebuilt Turbo 350 transmission which can be operated with a stick style shifter that has a button atop for gear selection.
Factory frame, transfer case and axles make up the driveline, and are painted black. A 4” lift was performed for better ground clearance.
Consigner states that only 6,609 miles have been logged since the rebuild, and it shows very nicely as such. A smooth runner, great 4x4 power, and a rebuilt engine and transmission…. be ready to get a little mud on the tires!