One of the nicest, original Land Cruisers you will find on the planet. Rust free. Almost all mechanical components replaced or refurbished.
Model: FJ40 Land Cruiser
Color: Mustard Yellow
Mileage: Unknown (Odometer reads ~73000)
Named “Uglina” by my 12 year old daughter, this rig is in fantastic shape. She’s one of the nicest, original Land Cruisers you will find on the planet.
I purchased her in 2006 and have been enjoying refurbishing and driving her since. Now that I have two teenage drivers in the family we need to make room for a different car, so Uglina needs to find a new home.
When I bought Uglina in 2006 she was in good (but not great) shape. She drove well and was reliable. The body was rust free and the paint in very good shape. She leaked a bit of everything and a few drivetrain and engine components were tired.
I have spent the last 6 years carefully rebuilding, refurbishing, replacing, and repainting anything I did not feel was perfect. She is now as close to perfect as a 34-year-old 4x4 can be and not be a museum piece.
I drive her into the city and on errands regularly enough to have 100% confidence that she’s reliable. We’ve taken her up forest service roads and done some light four wheeling; just to shake her down. She’s as comfortable cruising on the freeway at 70mph as she is turning heads at the local burger joint. She has a minor leak in the power steering box, but does not leak from the engine or transmission.
You can buy with confidence, knowing you are getting a rig that not only looks and drives great, but also will continue that way for a long time. I’ve done all the hard work. Now you just get to enjoy!
Uglina comes with the factory original hard top/full doors and a ‘convertible package’ I put together that includes steel half-doors, a fixed tailgate, and a bikini top. It takes about an hour to convert her from a warm, quiet, cozy SUV to a spirited, top-down convertible 4x4.
I have new, high quality, aftermarket seat covers that I have not yet installed; they are included. You will also get several boxes of new and refurbished miscellaneous parts (bolts, fasteners, brake pads, etc…) that I purchased or acquired in excess. This includes a full set of OEM factory replica stickers & data plates.
Below is a breakdown of all the work that has been done.
This is a video I recorded on April 22, 2012 showing a cold start and a quick walkaround. In it you can see the interior, the engine running, and the under-carraige.
Recorded April 23, 2012. Mostly an excuse to play with my Contour camera.