1977 FJ55


The Land Cruiser Heritage Museum is offering a rare opportunity for a Land Cruiser enthusiast to purchase a vehicle currently in the museum’s collection. Offered for sale is a 1977 US market FJ55, manufactured in August of 1977.

 The exterior is an older re-finish of the original green/white combination. The body panels are straight with reasonable alignment. There are some rust bubbles under the paint along the roof above the drip rails and a few in the rocker panels. There is the typical “FJ55 crack” in the hood from repeated hood slamming. The glass is in good condition, including a factory windshield that appears to be original. The right-hand backup lamp lens is cracked, and the tailgate glass will not roll all the way up. The odometer shows 18,319 miles which is almost certainly in excess of mechanical limits.

The chassis has some surface rust on exposed surfaces and there is typical oil seepage in the common locations. There is what appears to be a brake fluid leak somewhere within the right rear brake drum/backing plate area.

The interior is in good condition with intact upholstery and a decent dash panel. There are some added aftermarket switches that appear to have been for driving lights that are no longer present.

The powertrain consists of a 2F engine, 4-speed manual transmission and a 2-speed transfer case. The engine appears to be original and still has the original emission controls present. The emissions decal on the bottom side of the hood indicates the vehicle was built to comply with both federal and California emissions. The vehicle has been retro-fitted with power steering that features what appear to be an FJ60 steering gear and a Saginaw-type pump driven by the same belt driving the air injection pump.

The vehicle is offered at $24,000.00 and can be inspected at the museum during regular business hours. Contact Dan Busey at 505-615-5470 or email .