UPDATE 1/13/12 – After relisting it, someone hit the Buy It Now for $11,500. Well sold.
UPDATE 12/26/11 – The auction ended with 12 bids and a high bid of $6,610. Sadly, the reserve wasn’t met, but we will watch to see if the seller relists it. Hopefully if they do, they will set their reserve at a more realistic amount.
With winter upon us, some of us are probably in need of a 4×4 that can navigate the icy roads. There aren’t too many old unrestored trucks that we would trust on the ice, but we found one that we think would work just fine. This 1969 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser survivor that we found listed here on eBay, with a current bid of $6,100 and a BIN of $12,000.
The seller claims that this FJ is completely original and only has 41,000 miles on it. Looking at it, we would say he is probably correct. We cannot find any serious rust, but like always we would check the problem areas. These trucks have great traction while in four wheel drive and we have no doubt this rig could get you through the worst snow drifts.
The FJ40 was powered by Toyota’s F series of inline six engines and it appears this truck has the 3.8 liter F145. There were several models of the F series engines and each had different power outputs. Toyota introduced the F series engine in 1955 and continued to use and develop the engine till the early ’90s. This engine is extremely dependable and can easily get this truck through the roughest terrain. If the four wheel drive can’t get you where you need to go, than the PTO driven Ramsey Winch will.
This truck has obviously been used, but it looks solid and ready to be driven. The seller claims it is very rust free and seeing as it has spent its whole life in the Washington and Oregon area it seems likely. This truck would be a blast to take off-roading and we are sure it would hold up well. We aren’t sure about the price though. The seller has set a reserve on the auction and is asking $12,000, which seems a bit high. Hopefully the reserve is set substantially lower than the BIN price, as this rig would be a great way to make it through what’s left of winter.