1989 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER LJ73 LX

One owner.  172,300 KMS.  Electronic locking wheel hubs.  5 speed manual transmission with 2 speed transfer case.  Removable fiber roof.

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VEHICLE History

Offered for sale by the original owner.  The LJ73 LX has remained on Gran Canaria its entire life.  Original paint, decals, motor, driveline and interior.  It has been well maintained by professional mechanics. Never in an accident.
The Land Cruiser only has 172,300 kms since new.  Used as a daily driver for short trips until the original owner could no longer drive.  Pristine interior and serviced regularly.  Overall, the vehicle is very clean.

EXTERIOR

The factory paint is in good condition with several imperfections.   The clear coat remains in good condition.  The decals are original with small scratches.  The fiberglass roof is in good condition and has never been removed.  The rear doors are full, without removable top halves.

The driver door has a dent with minor oxidation.  Small crack in the driver side tail light.  Passenger door has a small paint repair.  The passenger side font fender has been repaired, minor.

The body lines are straight and all doors shut properly.  Keys and locks function correctly. Wipers and water sprayer function properly.
The chassis is clean and does not show signs of damage or abuse; there is minor rust in areas.  Bridgestone Dessert Dueller tires have less than 50% tread.  Overall,  very well kept.

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 shock absorbing front seats and fold down rear bench seats.  Tilting steering wheel (original) in ok condition with loose top rubber.  Original radio.
The dash is complete with all the buttons and controls working properly and shows minimal wear.  The headliner is intact and clean.  The roll bars are in good condition.
The door cards are without wear.  Original carpet is clean with minor wear.  The wear on the pedals is consistent with its use, very minor.  The shifter knob is like new.   All badges are present.
The front seats are comfortable and show minimal wear.  The rear seats are clean and appear unused based on the condition of the seatbelts.  Rear seats do not provide much leg room.
All electronics work properly, except the central locking mechanism.  Locks work manually.  Heater is hot.  Non smoking.

MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION

2LT 2.5L inline 4 cylinder turbo diesel motor mated to a R151F 5 speed manual transmission.  Electronic locking wheels hubs with 4WD and two speed transfer case.  Solid axles in front and rear with coil suspension.
The 12 volt electrics.  Original engine is clean, responsive and efficient.  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 engine matting is in ok condition with minor wear.

TEST DRIVE

Road test in town with two adults, top speed of 70 kph.  The LJ73 has good acceleration and shifts smoothly through each gear.  The steering and suspension are good.  The compact vehicle is nimble in tight manuevers.
The sight lines for the driver are clean.  The driver position is comfortable with ample space.  Dash intruments are clear and easy to read.  Controls are simple to operate.
The electronic 4WD functions properly and the transfer case works correctly.  The motor, transmission and suspension perform well and do not exhibit bad vibrations or noise.  No interior noise or vibrations.  Drives well, handles fine, comfortable suspension and good brakes.
Overall, a LJ73 LX this nice are only available once a year, and they continue to get more rare.  Compact and capable off road vehicle with a removable top.  Very fun and attractive vehicle preserved in its original condition.

THE POSITIVES

Complete vehicle with owner´s manual, keys and tool set.
The vehicle is original in paint, motor, transmission and interior.
Very clean and well maintained.
Clean underbody with little defect.
Few areas of minor oxidation.
The motor is strong and sounds great.
The drive is comfortable and correct.

THE NEGATIVES

Driver door has dent and minor oxidation.
Driver side tail light has small crack.
Passenger door has small paint fix.
Passenger side front wheel fender has small repair.
Passenger side rear door has been modified for storage.
Areas of rust on underbody.

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICS

Trailer hitch.
Battery quick-disconnect.
The vehicle was first registered in 1989.

CONCLUSIONS

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left hand drive

This Toyota Land Cruiser LJ73 LX like all Canary Island Rover vehicles, features the steering wheel on the left side like in North America and Mainland Europe.

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This Toyota Land Cruiser LJ73 LX is available for sale by a private owner in the Canary Islands and is available for exportation worldwide.

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