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1981 FJ43 - Sold

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Make: Toyota

Model: FJ43

Year: 1981

Color: Freeborn Red (033)

Mileage: 7803 km 

Location: Johnston, IA

Contact: 515-864-1275



  • Uber-Low Miles

  • Letter of Authenticity

  • Fully Documented

  • Legally Imported

  • Clean Iowa Title

  • Power Steering

  • Serviced by Proffitt's

  • Air Conditioning

  • Rust Free Body and Frame

  • Matching Numbers

  • Original OEM Soft Top

  • Split Rims / New Tires

  • Original Seats Upholstery

  • Original Mats

  • Maintenance Records


7803 km Colombian Phenomenon


This extraordinary 1981 Land Cruiser FJ43 FST has been driven only 7803 km's since it was purchased new in Colombia in 1981. The owner passed away a few years after he and his wife purchased the Land Cruiser and she kept the truck. Ten years passed and then fifteen more before she finally let go of it 2016. At that point the new owner sent the truck to the USA headed for Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers in Orchard City Colorado..

Over the course of several months, the experts at Proffitt's carefully performed a discriminating museum quality restoration on the cosmetics and mechanicals while carefully preserving the originality of the vehicle and making sure she performed as good as she looks.

The truck has factory power steering and air conditioning that blows cold. All the gauges work, lights, wipers, controls operate as they should. She received some paint work on the front clip but much of the exterior and all the interior remain untouched. The original factory soft top is on the truck and is in very good condition. The upholstery is all original. The floor coverings are original to the truck. The tires are new.


She has a clean and clear Iowa title and comes with extensive records of work performed, import documents, written provenance certifying the mileage from the original owners.


This is very likely the lowest miles surviving FJ43 that exists. I know of none that even come close. For the discriminating Land Cruiser owner who wants to own the best examples available.


More photos and video will be added to that gallery soon. Call 515-864-1275 or email for more information. 

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