1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 *Diesel* Rare Original, One Owner!

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Certified pre-owned
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • SubModel: BJ40 Diesel
  • Trim: BJ40 FJ40
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 48,500
  • VIN: BJ40025548
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 4 Cyclinder Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual - 4 Speed
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon, United States


For sale is this rare 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 Diesel. It has a clean Oregon title where it is located. The BJ40 Diesel Cruisers were never sold originally in the United States and are difficult to find.This BJ40 is a gem; it’s almost impossible to find diesel cruisers in this condition and so well preserved. This is an "original condition" vehicle, not a restoration or re-build, other than maintenance shown below. Original body, metal, motor, steering, brakes, head-liner etc. The paint and seat/door coverings (after-market) were new in 2009, but you can see in photos/video top quality.
We purchased it from the original owner, who kept it in a garage, and only used it for pleasure cruising and trips around town. Which such light use, it has 78,000 original kilometers (48,500 Miles).This BJ40 has absolutely no rust or other signs of deterioration of the body, which is common in these vehicles in any climate. What you see in the photos and video, is what you see in-person with this vehicle.
The B Diesel motor is known to be a workhorse and nearlyindestructible, with fuel-economy of over 20 miles per gallon. The BJ40 is a manual 4-speed with original steering. The vehicle shifts smoothly and travels straight with great power. The 4-cylinder motor is made for low end torque climbing and cruising of 45-50 mph. A pioneer stereo with CD player and new speakers were installed.
It was carefully maintained, up until the day of sale by the original owner. Our trusted mechanic, with years of experience with these vehicles, did a complete inspection and found a few routine items common in a 37 year-old vehicle. The following maintenance was done in 2016:
  • Cleaned motor and injection system and replaced injection heads
  • Reviewed and changed Glow Plugs
  • Changed oil and all filters
  • New belts
  • Revision and change of rubber seals
  • Changed primary pump on the clutch and adjusted
  • New radiator
  • Cleaning and adjustment of brakes, replaced brake fluid
  • New battery
  • Painted top, rack and ladder
Paint was re-done in 2009, inside and out, and is clean and professionally done. The vehicle top, rack and ladder were re-painted in original white. This is a vehicle that doesn’t come along very often. On June 18th, it was entered into the Seaside, Oregon Car Show and won the "Founders Award". If you have been waiting to find that near perfect Diesel Land Cruiser, this is the one!
To view videos of the BJ40 Cruiser in action, please view the following Youtube links:
Off-Road Cruising: Cruising:
Please feel free to message with any questions. We ask for serious potential buyers and interest please. Thanks!