1990 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HJ61 GX

Rebuilt 12HT 4.0L inline 6 cylinder turbo diesel motor mated to a H55F 5 speed manual transmission with two speed transfer case and manual locking front and rear differentials.  Electronically activated 4 wheel drive.  COLD air conditioning and seating for 5 passengers.  Left hand drive GX model.

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VEHICLE History

Originally sold at Blandy Toyota dealership in 1990 on Tenerife.  It has remained on the tiny island since new.  This Land Cruiser has its original factory paint in (155) Dark Grey Metallic.  The interior is reupholstered in a similar material to the original.  The 12HT motor is rebuilt and swapped from the additional HJ61 GX included in this sale.  The 5 speed H55F manual transmission has a two speed transfer case.  Factory manual locking differentials and air conditioning.  Electronically activated 4 wheel drive.  Capable of speeds exceeding 150 kph with a cruising speed of 110 kph.
A second 1990 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ61 GX is included in this sale.  The vehicle has legal papers and is complete.  It is currently used as a parts donor but is viable for restoration.  In addition, a 2H diesel motor from an HJ60 is included in the sale.

exterior

The Dark Grey Metallic paint is in good condition with several minor imperfections.  In the past, paint work has been done to the rear body panels.  The front doors exhibit two small areas of rust, otherwise, a rust free vehicle.  The GX model is equipped with wheel fenders for the new 31 x 10.5 R15 BF Goodrich T/A tires.  The front passenger wheel fender is a replacement and is scratched.  The vehicle has been garaged under its current ownership.

The plastic bumper ends are in okay condition with several scratches.  The rear light lenses are cracked and in okay condition.  The door seals are in good condition.  Chrome roof rack, wheels and bumpers in good condition.  The overall condition is very clean and without damage.

motor and transmission

12HT 4.0L inline 6 cylinder turbo diesel motor capable of 135 horsepower and 315 Nm, which is mated to the H55F five speed manual transmission with manual locking differentials and wheel hubs.  The engine bay is clean with factory matting in good condition.  The engine of the HJ61 GX is very responsive and powerful with the turbo working properly.  All gears shift smoothly.  24 volt electrical system with two batteries.
The 12HT motor was rebuilt less than 80,000 kms ago and swapped from the additional HJ61 included in the sale.
The engine bay is clean.  Good cold start. The factory matting for the hood is original and clean.  Solid axles in front and rear, the rear has full floating axles.  New Bilstein rear shocks.  New Old Man Emu steering stabilizer.
Overall, very clean and well maintained.

interior

The interior color is dark grey and was reupholstered by a previous owner.  Seats for five, power windows, power door locks, factory air conditioning, pioneer CD stereo, tilting steering wheel, temperature and altimeter gauge (not working and disconnected), and locking glove box.  The dash is complete with all the buttons and controls working properly and without damage or wear.  The headliner is intact and clean.  Clean carpets. 
The most wear to the interior is to the driver seat, which is in okay condition and comfortable.  AC is cold.  Heater is hot.  The pedals and gear shifters show moderate use.
All electronics work properly, minus the temperature/altimeter gauge.  Windows and locks are electronic with good working motors.  The rear seats fold forward and flat leaving nearly 2 meters in length for cargo.  Original tool set included.
Overall, complete and in good condition.

test drive

No test drive.
Ran the motor inside a garage.  Sounds great, no delay.  No bad vibrations or knocks.  No smoke unless charged at high revs.  No blow-by with the oil cap removed.
Recent oil change and service records under current ownership.  Fuel injectors recently serviced and fitted with new nozzles.

Positives

Paint in good condition.
Repholstered interior.
Cold air conditioning.
Manual locking differentials.
Full floating rear axle.
Refreshed suspension and leaf springs.
A second HJ61 GX is included in the sale with an additional 2H motor.
Clean inside and out.
GX model.

negatives

Two small areas of rust on the front doors.

Minor modifications to the original interior.

Rear light lenses have minor cracks.

Front passenger wheel arch scratched.

 

 

conclusions

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Left Hand Drive

This Toyota Land Cruiser HJ61 GX 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 HJ61 GX is currently offered for sale and direct export by a private seller in the Canary Islands Spain.

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