1988 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER LJ70

One owner.  106,657 KMS.  2LT motor with 5 speed manual transmission and electronic 4WD with 2 speed transfer case.

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VEHICLE History

Offered for sale by the original owner.  Purchased at Blandy Toyota on Tenerife.  Original motor, driveline and interior.  It has been well maintained by professional mechanics.  Overall the vehicle is very clean.  Never in an accident.  Repainted in white and underbody in black in 2000.
The Land Cruiser only has 106,657 kms since new.  Used as a daily driver for short trips.  Well maintained interior and service regularly.

MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION

2LT 2.5L inline 4 cylinder turbo diesel motor mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.  Electronic locking wheels hubs with 4WD and two speed transfer case.  Solid axles in front and rear.
The engine bay needs a deep cleaning.  The 12 volt engine is responsive and powerful.  The clutch is smooth and all gears shift smoothly.  The brakes function properly.  The vehicle handles well and the suspension is in good condition.  The factory matting for the hood is worn.

INTERIOR

Pristine original interior.  Vulnerable areas, such as the seats and dash, have been covered over the years.   The  interior color is light grey with grey cloth seats.  Seats for five with fold down rear bench seats, original radio, and tilting steering wheel.  The dash is complete with all the buttons and controls working properly and shows minimal wear.  The headliner is intact and clean.
The door cards are without wear.  Original carpet is clean without marks or stains.  The wear on the pedals is consistent with its use.  The shifter knob is like new.   All badges are unmarred,
The front seats are comfortable and show minor wear.  The rear seats are clean and appear unused based on the condition of the seatbelts. The steering wheel is original and in good condition.  All electronics work properly.  Heater is hot.  Non smoking.

EXTERIOR

Repainted in white in 2000.  There are minor imperfections in the paintwork, such as drips.  The paint is okay but lower in quality than factory paint.  The driver side running boards shows minor damage.  Bumper corners shows minor damage, as well. 
There is rust near the passenger door hinge, a hole.  The owner was unaware of this rust and the paint was intact covering the oxidation until it was removed to reveal the extent during my testing.  There is an area of oxidation on the front bumper and three small areas on the roof.  The front doors are in okay condition and the driver door shows oxidation in the corners. 
The body lines are straight and all doors shut properly.  Keys and locks function correctly.  The chassis is clean and does not shows signs of damage or abuse.  Wipers and water sprayer function properly.  Tires are new Goodyear Wranglers.  Overall well kept.

TEST DRIVE

Road test with maximum speed of 70kph.
The LJ70 drives well, with good low range power and good acceleration in higher gears.  The Land Cruiser passes the “hands off” test, traveling smoothly in a straight line for a distance.
The ride as a passenger is comfortable.  The sight lines for the driver are clean.  The driver position is comfortable with ample space.  The relative compact size of the vehicle makes for easy maneuvering.
All gears shift smoothly and brakes are firm.  Good power in all gears in low range.  The motor, transmission and suspension performs well and did not exhibit bad vibrations or noise.
Drives well, handles fine, comfortable suspension and good brakes.

THE POSITIVES

Complete vehicle in original configuration.
The vehicle is original in motor, transmission and interior.
Very clean inside and out.
Low KMS with only 106,657 kms from new.
The motor is strong and sounds great.
The drive is comfortable and correct.
New Goodyear tires.

THE NEGATIVES

Has a major rust spot near passenger door hinge.
Three rust spots on the roof, penny size.

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICS

EU Veteran Vehicle.
The vehicle was first registered in 1988.
—No air conditioning.—

CONCLUSIONS

Excellent candidate for  daily driver.
Need to address oxidation, although not major.
Needs a deep cleaning.
The type of truck that comes around once every couple of years.
Needs new life and a new owner to care for it another 30 years.
This Toyota Land Cruiser LJ70 like all Canary Island Rover vehicles, features the steering wheel on the left side like in North America and Mainland Europe.

This Toyota Land Cruiser LJ70 has been sold to a private buyer.

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