EVALUATION : Recent restoration | Professionally restored in 2019 with tasteful, minimal upgrades. Excellent paint. Spotless underbody. New interior. Way too shiny to take anywhere near mud and dirt.
BOTTOM LINE : After FJ40 prices started skyrocketing in 2014 and ’15, it seemed like every catalog auction in the country had a shiny, over-restored Land Cruiser. Some crossed the six-figure mark. Values have slipped since then, such that even this phenomenal example carried an $80,000 high estimate. This price was therefore a surprise, and gave us flashbacks to FJ-mania.