Vortec-Powered 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 5-Speed


Seller Username cft
Sale by dealer or Private party? Dealer
Reserve? Yes
Make Toyota
Model Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Year 1980
Mileage (kms) 3.7k-kms (Shown)
Vin Number FJ40-317855
Motor 5.3-Liter Vortec V8
Transmission Five-Speed Manual Transmission
Exterior Color Beige Paint
Interior Color Red leather
Seller reported accidents No
Any Liens? No
Sold for $73,000 to sg5149

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Presenting a meticulously restored 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, featuring a powerful Vortec engine and a host of modern upgrades. Completed in 2018 by EBI Cruisers with the engine and transmission swap finalized in 2019 at Stone's Speed Shop, this FJ40 combines vintage charm with contemporary performance. The exterior is finished in Dune Beige, complemented by red leather seats, offering a striking visual appeal. The included invoices boasts $65k+ in restoration work completed. This FJ40 is currently registered in British Columbia with an active and (Normal) registration status in the selling dealer’s name.

For US bidders, this FJ40  is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page 


The restoration process spanned over five years, ensuring every detail was meticulously addressed. The Land Cruiser is equipped with a Gozzard composites tub (GC102), hard top sides (GC113), and roof (GC114), contributing to its robust and durable structure.

The factory seats have been reupholstered by Custom Creations, maintaining the original aesthetic while enhancing comfort.

Notable modifications include widened factory Land Cruiser wheels, OME suspension, and 33x12.5 BMG KO2 tires, providing exceptional off-road capabilities.


The interior of this FJ40 is both functional and stylish, featuring red leather seats and a full roll cage for safety. The Dakota digital metric FJ40 VHX instrument cluster ensures accurate and reliable information at a glance.

Vintage Air AC/heat offers modern climate control, enhancing comfort during all seasons. The meticulous reupholstering work by Custom Creations ensures a blend of vintage appeal and modern comfort.

The interior also benefits from a Vintage Air 4-knob climate control panel, providing easy and efficient control over the cabin environment.


Under the hood lies a 5.3L Chevy Vortec engine paired with a 5-speed 4WD NV4500 transmission, delivering robust performance and reliability. The Land Cruiser is also equipped with a Warn VR-10 winch and a 4plus D-ring front winch bumper with a tube, enhancing its off-road capabilities. The 4plus tire carrier adds to its practicality, making it an ideal vehicle for both enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Additional highlights include a Holley billet fuel regulator, B&M automatic deep transmission pan, upgraded steering kit, LS swap retro oil pan, and a custom-fabricated transmission mount and cross skid plate.


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Bid Summary

High bidder: sg5149
Total bids: 36