1982 Toyota Land Cruiser

FJ45
Barrett-Jackson Houston 2021
Thursday, 16 September - Saturday, 18 September
$79,200
Sale Price
No
Reserve
18 September 2021
Sold Date
778.1
Lot Number
#1
Recent restoration
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis no. FJ45937786. Light blue with white roof over black. 4230/125hp,4-speed, Warn winch, Old Man Emu suspension, modern air conditioning, Bluetooth stereo.

Evaluation: A fresh and overrestored FJ45 showing 27 km (17 miles) since completion. Represented as matching numbers engine, and everything under the hood is either new or restored. It is all spotless. The chassis, suspension and wheels all look brand new. Clean windows. Excellent interior. Better than new in every observable way.

Bottom Line: The FJ45 is a famously robust, capable off-roader that can haul friends and family through the rough and tumble or even just across your ranch in the Hill Country. But this one is too clean and at this price too expensive to really use as intended, and old FJs aren’t exactly a pleasure to drive on the road. The condition is seriously impressive, but what is the new owner supposed to do with it now?

by Andrew Newton
28 September 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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