Evaluation: Represented as matching numbers and restored to factory specs by Land Cruiser specialists. Spotless underneath. Straight body with shiny paint. New upholstery. Cracking cap on the steering wheel and the odometer is hard to read, but no other stones were left unturned in the full restoration of this rare, early FJ. The FJ25 is notable as the first Japanese vehicle imported in significant numbers to Australia, and Brazilian-built FJ25s were the first Toyotas built outside Japan.
Bottom Line: Prices in the classic car market are still high for the most part, but vehicles like this provide insight into how things are softening. It sold here last year for $49,500. Many other vehicles that sold previously in the 2020-22 window before coming to Scottsdale 2023 took a minor haircut.