Imported from Colombia within the last three years, this 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 received a 9-month frame-off restoration before reaching the United States. Featuring its original 3.9-liter Type F engine and 3-speed manual transmission – both fully rebuilt – this FJ43 sports a powdercoated frame, a new ambulance-style soft top, and many other new and NOS parts to present largely as it would have from the factory. Described by the consigner as a driver-quality restoration with a few budding paint issues, this FJ43 is being offered through Exotic Car Trader with 47,475 original miles at the time of consignment. Included with the sale are a clean Florida title, a clean Carfax, import documentation, a can of Cream paint, and the original carburetor.
On the outside, this 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 maintains its factory original appearance with fresh Cream paint and brightwork. Five original-style wheels are wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler RT/S tires. The new beige soft top features zip-up windows and ambulance-style rear doors, the rear bumper includes the correct tail lights introduced in a previous model year, and the front fenders are adorned with the correct rectangular side markers and turn signals. Bumpers, badges, mirrors, hood latches, and grille are in excellent condition with the correct factory finishes maintained throughout. Minor paint issues are noted. Inside the cabin, this Toyota FJ43 features a painted metal dashboard and the original seats refinished with new black upholstery. A high degree of attention was paid to maintaining the correct textures and finishes on the switchgear and instruments, with new, refurbished, and NOS parts used throughout. Some original-quality parts were retained to maintain a tasteful amount of patina, such as the gear shift knob and shift pattern placard. A paint issue is noted underneath the driver’s side floor mat and around the pedals from a previous fluid leak. The analog odometer displays 47,475 miles at the time of consignment.
Under the hood, this 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 utilizes a 3.9-liter Type F engine mated to a 3-speed manual transmission and a 4WD system with high and low range. This FJ43 benefits from a complete drivetrain rebuild as part of its 9-month restoration. Described as “nut-and-bolt,” the full restoration addressed all suspension, braking, fuel, cooling, and driveline systems with new rubber and custom gloss black powdercoating throughout. The original carb was replaced with an Aisan carb from a later model. The original carb is included with the sale along with a can of Cream paint.