1991 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HDJ80 GX

Two owner in Medium Red Pearl.  Complete survivor and all original.   Full time 4WD with electronic locking central differential.  1HD-T motor.  H151 transmission.  Air conditioning.  2 speed transfer.  Moon roof.  Power windows and locks.  Third row with seats for 8.  273,000kms.
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VEHICLE History

Garage kept HDJ80 GX with two owners from new.  Originally purchased at Blandy Toyota on Tenerife.  All original paint, decals, motor, driveline and interior.  It has been well maintained by professional mechanics.  Overall the vehicle is in OK condition.  Never in an accident nor any noticeable damage to the body or chassis.  The body is clean without rust although the factory paint shows defects.  The underbody shows areas of oxidation.
 It has been with the second owner since 2004.  Under their ownership the HDJ80 GX has been serviced regularly.  Over the past year the Land Cruiser has driven less than 5,000kms and has been sitting in a garage for most over the latter half.  The odometer reads 273,000kms and is documented.

MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION

“1HD-T” 4.2L inline six cylinder turbo diesel mated to the “H151” five speed manual transmission with full time 4WD and 2 speed transfer case.  The center differential has an electronically engaging locker.  The engine bay factory matting is in ok condition.  The engine is not clean but does not show signs of leaks.  The engine is very responsive and powerful with the turbo working properly.  All gears shift smoothly.  The clutch and brakes function properly.  The vehicle handles well and the suspension is in good condition.

INTERIOR

Complete and relatively clean in okay condition.  The interior color is dark grey with light grey seats.  Seating for 8 passenger with 50/50 split back seats and third row jump seats in the cargo bay.  The GX model has power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, aftermarket bluetooth stereo, tilting steering wheel, rear defroster, moon roof, map lights and chrome roof rack.  The dash is complete with all the buttons and controls working properly and without damage or wear.  The headliner is intact and undamaged.  The carpets are clean but show staining at the drivers feet and in the rear cargo bay.  The pedals are consistent with its use, as well as, the shifters.  Some of the seats have been reupholstered, and many exhibit tears created by restless fingers of children.  The driver seat is comfortable.   The steering wheel rubber has separated from the metal at the top of the wheel but is in working order with a removable cover.  All electronics work properly.    AC is cold.  Heater is hot.  Non smoking.

EXTERIOR

Factory Medium Red Pearl paint shows signs of wear with areas of sun damage to the topcoat on the roof.  There are several deep scratches and other small chips in the paint.  All four of the lights are cracked.  The four corners of the bumpers have small dents and abrasions.  The moon roof is functioning properly and does not leak.  Five doors with split rear lift-gate.  Running boards for entry access.  Wipers and water sprayer function properly, front and back.  Tires in okay condition with 50% use, front tires need replacing.  Overall in okay condition.

TEST DRIVE

Highway test.  The HDJ80 GX performed well on the road, accelerating smoothly into traffic.  Inside is quiet for normal conversation.  Very comfortable riding position for passenger.  Good sight lines for driver.  Cruises at 100-120 kph, and can reach speeds in excess of 140kph.
The motor, transmission and suspension performed well and did not exhibit any bad vibrations or noise.  All gears tested in both transfer speeds.  Center locking differential is said to be working although the dash light did not illuminate.  Drives well, handles fine, comfortable suspension, shifted smoothly through all gears.  Overall a pleasure to drive.

THE POSITIVES

It is a complete vehicle.
The vehicle is original in paint, motor and interior.
Luxury GX options such as air conditioning.
The motor is strong and sounds good.
The drive is comfortable and correct.
Everything works properly.
Full time 4WD.

THE NEGATIVES

The factory paint shows scratches, chips, stains, and sun damage.
The axles and some underbody components are oxidized.
The tires are inexpensive with 30-50% tread remaining.  The spare is worn flat.
Several seat backs have damaged upholstery.

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICS

No rust on any doors and no dents.
The vehicle was first registered on July 1991.

CONCLUSIONS

The Land Cruiser drives well and the motor sounds good.
The upholstery needs cleaning and repair.
The initial stages of underbody rust needs attention and treatment.
It needs new tires.
—–Excellent candidate for a daily driver—–

LEFT HAND DRIVE

This Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ80 GX, 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 HDJ80 GX has been sold to a private buyer.

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