Fully Restored 1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Showroom Centerpiece

Of all the great vehicles in our showroom, one vehicle stands out in particular for its extraordinary craftsmanship and beautiful yet rugged design. This is the 1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser belonging to our owner Bill Walsh.

 

This Land Cruiser has been fully restored. Its color design, Freeborn Red for the body and Cygnus White for the hardtop, is all original. Under the hood, there’s a powertrain outputting 135 horsepower, controlled by a 4-speed manual transmission.

 

The Willys M38 Jeep proved a very important vehicle to the war effort during World War II. Its tough and attractively austere design inspired Toyota to design and engineer the Land Cruiser, which emerged in the early 1950s.

 

Though the Land Rover was the established rival of the Toyota Land Cruiser, the latter outdid the former time and time again. The Land Cruiser featured a shorter wheelbase, making it more stable than its rival, and also required less maintenance.

 

A more family-friendly Land Cruiser SUV eventually replaced the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser in the United States in the early 1980s as Toyota stopped importing the original version.

 

The prestige of the original Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser has only grown and grown since that time. Stop in at Bill Walsh Toyota to see this historic model firsthand. Up close, there is no mystery as to why it has gained the reputation it has. This is a beautiful and dignified automobile.

Tips To Make Your Vehicle Last

Second to your house, your vehicle is probably your most valuable asset. Just as you do maintenance on your house to help maintain its value, you need to do the same with your vehicle. Here are a few tips to make your vehicle last

 

Keep your eyes open and your ears perked!

 

After you purchase your new vehicle, it won’t take long for you to get used to how it drives, how it sounds, how it feels. If something doesn’t seem right, trust your perception and get it checked out. Waiting when your vehicle needs repair will only make it more expensive and harder on your vehicle.

 

Keep the routine!

 

Routine maintenance is arguably the most important thing you can do to ensure that your vehicle lasts a long time. Your owner’s manual is your friend. Use it to establish a good routine. Along with that, find a mechanic that you can trust for these routine maintenance tasks.

 

Buy a quality vehicle!

 

The bottom line is that your vehicle is not going to last if it is not designed well and doesn’t feature quality parts.