1980 RHD Japanese factory 2F petrol hardtop model. Matching numbers. Complete chassis-off restoration and one of, if not the best we've seen to date. Attention to detail is spot-on and rebuilt using genuine Toyota parts. Underneath this FJ looks almost factory fresh and the chassis is in fantastic condition. Panel gaps as close to perfect as we have come across, not easy on these, a testament to the man hours invested in the restoration. Spot-weld dimples clearly visible in all the right places. Gorgeous Nebula green paintwork in the correct period shade with only a few very small marks that we could find, commensurate with light usage. Fitted with the excellent standard factory 3 speed box and being 1980, floor mounted handbrake directly to the propshaft. The later 2F models have the petrol tank under the floorpans not in the cabin directly under the front seat, which gives more room over the earlier models for longer legged drivers as the seats go back further. The engine is whisper quiet and being a 2F has more torque and power over the earlier units. Petrol is the only way to go with an FJ40, especially if you live in the city. The later FJ40s require MOTs, which this one of course has, although will be exempt in 2020. Free-lock hubs are fitted up front and the original factory 4 wheel drums are extremely well set up having been fully rebuilt. Fitted with 16' one piece steel wheels finished in the correct shade of grey, shod with US market 235/85 Michelin LTX A/T tyres - arguably the best tyre for an FJ40 as they offer excellent roadholding without noise or tracking and fill the arches perfectly too. the spare is unused and still has its sale sticker on!
Inside, the seats are original, as is the headlining and door panels, all in lovely preserved condition. Fitted with ice-cold period airconditioning, rebuilt and perfect for summer, as well as a piping hot heater to screen and cabin that keeps everything toasty for the rest of the year. New seatbelts are fitted which is a sensible safety upgrade given that the originals would have been pushing forty years old. Also has 4 lapbelts professionally fitted to the side facing folding back seats for added safety - a smart addition for carrying family and friends.
This FJ40 with powersteering and excellent all round visibility is extremely easy to live with. Has to be seen to be appreciated. In short, we firmly believe the best RHD FJ40 available today in the UK and hence priced accordingly. POA. ( ***NOW RESERVED*** we have more of the best FJ40s available, please ask )
We strive to only offer you the best original RHD Japanese factory 2F petrol FJ40 available in the UK. Viewing and inspection is absolutely recommended at our storage near Goodwood, West Sussex. The condition, as always, will speak for itself better than any photographs or videos ever could.
We handle more FJ40 than anyone else in Europe and always have varied and interesting collections available, many of which sell by private treaty, so if you are a private collector and looking for a particular version of an FJ, please drop us an email. All items are sold with MOT and V5.
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- Year of Manufacture: 1980
- Mileage: N/A
- Drive: RHD
- Gearbox: Manual with H/L
- Drive train: 4x4 H/L
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Performance: 4230 CC Petrol 2F
- Exterior Colour: Nebula Green
- Interior Colour: Black