1987 Toyota Turbo Diesel Land Cruiser BJ73 / BJ74 37's, Coilovers, Rare, LHD

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  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • SubModel: BJ73 BJ74 Spain Spec LHD
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: BJ73 BJ74 MRW LX
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 155,000
  • VIN: JT1V0BJ7309003231
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 13BT 3.4 Liter Direct Injected Turbo Diesel 4 Cyl
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: No Air Conditioning, Removable rear door uppers, Power Locks
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual H55 5 Speed
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Grey
  • Safety options: Custom Roll Cage, Rock Sliders, Winch, Full Size Spare Tire
  • Options: Turbo Diesel, DOT Approved Hutchinson Beadlocks, Removable Hard Top, 37" Tires, Custom Coilover / Linked Suspension, 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Wenatchee, Washington, United States


Vehicle is a 1987, Ebay does not recognize the VIN because the vehicle was from spain, it was legally imported in 2012 by JDMLandcruisers vin # JT1V0BJ7309003231

One of the most unique vehicles to be featured on Petersen 4 Wheel & Offroad's Ultimate Adventure. The Nitro Gear Toyota BJ73 Landcruiser, legally imported from Spain, and modified to be one of the best built offroad Land Cruiser's around.

This is a unique and highly sought after model. Unlike JDM Models it is LEFT HAND DRIVE! The most desired Mid-Wheelbase, Removable FRP Top, and Has the rare removable upper doors on the rear which makes it look good when top is removed. Windshield can fold down, Factory overhead hoop and supportsare removable. The truck originally had a 3B Diesel, but was swapped to a 13BT which is direct injected and factory Turbo. This made a hugeimprovement in drivability, smoothness, and MPG. I average 16-18 around town and can get over 20 MPG on flat highway. Not bad with 37” double beadlocks! Starts easily every time, even in single digit temps. OEM Hand throttle is nice for warming engine in cold weather or when winching.

What its like owning it and maintaining it? Well I actually daily drive it quite a bit, and had a 50 mile round trip commute, which it did comfortably. Lack of AC was no issue for me, as I prefer the top off during the hot summer months (regularly 90-100 F here). The top can be removed in about 20 minutes and is actually ligher than a Jeep TJ top. I’ve done it by myself, but 2 people is easier. MPG is really good for a 4x4 tank on 37s!

Ride quality is great with the coil-overs vs. the original leaf sprung setup. Its been very reliable. Parts are pretty easy to get. Most are available from local Toyota dealer, and if not there are numerous Landcruiser specialty shops in US and Canada that stock them. It is easy to work on and simple. Performance wise I’d say its zippy around town, decent on the highway and pulls our WA mtn passes better than 1980’s Gasser Toyotas. Low Range is amazing, You can idle over most anything with the 4.0:1 low range, engine braking works very well. The rear seat has ample space and folds down The rear cargo area features custom drawers to house all of your recovery gear, spares, etc and wired for a Fridge. The Hutchinson Double beadlocks allow you to air down to very low air pressures in nasty situations.

Issues: Nothing major, its a 1980’s diesel, so its smoky for a bit when started in cold weather. A couple of dings on rear corners and on hood. The shocks etc aren’t as pretty and shiny as the day they were new.

List of upgrades

-Low Mile 13BT Direct injected 3.4L Toyota Turbo Diesel, OE 5 Speed Trans, New clutch.

-Icon 2.5” remote res 12” Travel Coilover shocks w/ CDCV compression adjusters, Hazzard Fabworks custom 3 link / panhard front, 4 link double triangulated rear. Outboarded rear Shocks, Currie Antirock Rear Swaybar

-2007 Toyota 70 Series grille, marker lights update

-80 series Landcruiser 9.5” rear full float disc brake rear axle with Nitro Chromoly 32 spline 300M full float axles, Nitro 100 series LC type 4.30 Ring & Pinion with new 32 Spline Nitro "big pinion" kit, solid spacer, ARB Air Locker,

-Custom Landcruiser 9.5” (80 series width) custom fabricated axle housing. With off the shelf Nitro 30 spline chromoly birfield kit and axles, Aisin hubs with chromoly hub gears, Nitro 100 series LC type 4.30 Ring & Pinion with new nitro "big pinion" kit, solid spacer, ARB Air Locker,

-4:1 Advance Adapters Transfercase gear kit with 10% Highrange reduction & Rebuild

-upgraded crossdrilled cryo'd rotors / ceramic pads based on OE LC 80 series disc brakes

-37" Nitto Trail Grapplers on Hutchinson Rockmonster Aluminum double beadlock wheels x5

- Hazzard Fabworx custom Front bumper, rock sliders, skidplates, Trans Crossmember, Roll Cage

-DC Custom Fab Rear bumper with Swingout tied to rear door for easy access. Can open Left door without opening swingout. Integrated low-pro receiver.

-Warn 24 volt XD9000 winch w/ synthetic line, Factor 55 Prolink

-Dynamat sound insulation under carpet, in body sides and doors.

- HID headlight conversion, Rigid overhead SR LED light bar (24v)

-ARB 24 volt twin compressor, air tank, Ports at front and rear of vehicle

-Aftermarket Gauges mounted in dash, In Cab Turbo boost controller.

-Twin Group 65 Oddessey AGM Batteries in Series for 24V

-24 to 12 Volt converter for Cigerette jack and Alpine Bluetooth Stereo

-Brackets and Wired Mini LED tail lights for flat towing.

Vehicle Also for sale locally and I reserve the right to cancel sale