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1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

 

  • FINISHED IN CUSTOM BLUE GLOSSY PAINT
  • HARDTOP WITH FULL-SIZE AMBULANCE STYLE REAR DOORS
  • TOYOTA B-TYPE 4-CYLINDER DIESEL
  • 4-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX WITH TWO SPEED TRANSFER CASE
  • FRONT AND REAR DISC BRAKE UPGRADE
  • POWER STEERING UPGRADE
  • CHASSIS TREATED AND EPOXY PAINTED BLACK
  • LED HEADLIGHT UPGRADE
  • TEQ-STYLE VINTAGE MUDFLAPS
  • SPARE WHEEL MOUNTED ON SWING OUT ARM
  •  HAND-CRAFTED LEATHERETTE INTERIOR IN LIGHT CAMEL COLOR
  • FORWARD-FACING, REMOVABLE REAR BENCH WITH INTEGRATED THREE-POINT SEATBELTS
  • SIDEWAY MOUNTED REAR BENCHES
  • CUSTOM AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (COLD) WITH OEM HEATING

Rugged wanderlust

Finished in a custom blue paint job, this iconic 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 is the perfect time capsule of a diesel-powered Land Cruiser 40-series truck. The bulletproof B-type four-cylinder Diesel engine powers the truck across any terrain. As a part of the restoration process, power steering and all around in-house developed disc brakes were added providing improved handling and drivability.

THE HARDTOP LAND CRUISER RIDES ON 16” SPLIT RIM STEEL WHEELS WITH COOPER DISCOVERER STT PRO 285 WIDE OFF-ROAD TIRES WITH CLASSIC TOYOTA CHROME HUB CAPS. THE REAR TIRES FEATURE VINTAGE REPRODUCTION TOYOTA TEQ MUDFLAPS.

Authentic perfection

This build’s interior features a spectacular hand-crafted light camel leatherette upholstery with micro perforated seating surfaces. The floor is covered by a practical custom black vinyl floor carpet with black edge trim.

The client that commissioned this build wanted to have an optional forward-facing rear bench with seatbelts installed; the Legacy Overland team custom built a removable bench maintaining the original style. The rear sideways benches were kept so that the BJ40 can be switched to a standard seeing configuration as well.

The interior was upgraded with Legacy Overland designed, custom air conditioning system and a RetroSound media receiver with Bluetooth. The combination of low-end torque diesel, functional styling and ruggedness create a simply timeless and unrivaled overlander.