This Could Be the Best Vintage Land Cruiser We’ve Ever Seen

This frame-off Toyota Land Cruiser restoration is an absolute stunner.

Connecticut-based Legacy Overland produces some stunning frame-off restorations of vintage off-roaders. The company recently posted its latest custom build, a 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. While well-kept FJ40s are not uncommon, this example painted in Heath Gray is, simply put, exquisite.

Instead of swapping in a V8 as many restorers might do, Legacy Overland restored the original 2F 4.2-liter inline-six engine for added verisimilitude. It has a replacement Weber carburetor, but keeps the original air intake. The Land Cruiser has a rebuilt four-speed manual transmission, transfer case and power steering; Legacy Overland also upgraded the suspension with Old Man Emu shocks, springs and other components.

FJ40s are not known within the Land Cruiser line for being particularly luxurious, but this one brings some high-end modern enhancements to the interior, including perforated camel leather for the front and rear jump seats. The FJ40 also has black vinyl flooring and an upgraded, Bluetooth-capable stereo system.

Legacy Overland hasn’t provided the price for this custom build (or a comparable one) on its website. But, given the “thousands of man-hours” spent going over every bracket, fastener and bolt, don’t expect that it would be cheap.

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