An iconic off-roader with the legendary 24-valve diesel 'FT' donk
If you want to survive the Apocalypse – you'll need this iconic Land Cruiser 80.
The Toyota Land Cruiser is an automotive icon.
It’s helped build critical infrastructure in this country. It’s helped nations topple dictators and remove corrupt governments. I bet you’ve been taken you on an adventure somewhere in a Land Cruiser too; just think back for a second and I’m sure you’ll recall an anecdote.
It defines fit-for-purpose in the world of off-road vehicles, and literally aged like a fine wine too. The Land Cruiser got better and better as the years went on, and some say the 80-series is the pick of the bunch.
And not just any, but rather the 24-valve ‘1HD-FT’ powered models like you see pictured here. This engine is known to be bulletproof and responds well to tuning, meaning it’s forged quite a reputation in itself.
Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) trim levels are unique for the 80-series too – so you might get one with a factory fridge in the back that’s perfect the odd roadie.
About the car pictured – 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser VX
This Toyota Land Cruiser was built in October 1995 and is a “VX Limited” trim level.
That means it’s powered by a ‘1HD-FT’ 4.2-litre turbo diesel inline-six with a 24-valve head.
This specific example is finished in a rare configuration of ‘202 – Black Onyx’ paintwork and features power windows, climate control, and selectable 4×4.
What makes this car special:
- Rare black duco
- 1HD-FT 24-valve turbo diesel inline six
- Low km
- Zero rust / no corrosion
- Service history
Wherever you need reliability, you see a Toyota – just look at places of conflict, or our farthest outreaches in the Arctic. Both are powered by a Toyota.