1992 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HZJ73

Two owner.  Rebuilt motor and repainted.  **163,850 KMS**  Manual locking wheel hubs and 4wd.  2 speed transfer case.  Removable fiber roof.  Trailer hitch.
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VEHICLE History

Two owners from new for this Land Cruiser HZJ73, current owner since 2000.  Originally purchased at Blandy Toyota on Tenerife.  Freshly painted in 2018.  Original motor, driveline and interior.  It has been well maintained by professional mechanics.  Overall the vehicle is very clean.  Never in an accident nor any noticeable damage to the body or chassis.  The body is clean without rust and has a new steel windshield.
The Land Cruiser only has 163,850 kms since new.  The motor was serviced in 2017 with new seals, head gasket, and new piston rings.  The HZJ73 is used for finca work and rarely leaves the village.  The owner has other vehicles for highway use.  It is mainly used with a trailer.

MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION

1HZ 4.2L inline 6 cylinder diesel motor mated to 5 speed manual transmission.  Manual locking wheels hubs with 4WD and two speed transfer case.  Solid axles in front and rear.  The engine bay is clean.  The 24 volt engine is responsive and powerful.  The clutch is stiff but all gears shift smoothly.  The brakes function properly and were serviced in 2017 with new front pads and rear shoes.  The vehicle handles well and the suspension is in good condition.  The factory matting for the hood is missing and the washer fluid cap is missing.  The shifter bushings may be worn.

INTERIOR

Clean and mostly original, in okay condition.  The HZJ73 interior color is light grey with Land Cruiser embroidered grey vinyl seats.  Seats for five with fold down rear bench seats,  Pioneer CD radio, and tilting steering wheel.  The dash is complete with all the buttons and controls working properly and shows minor wear and one small crack.  The headliner is intact and clean.  The door cards were replaced with a newer model Land Cruiser ones.  Replaced carpet with a cleaner second hand one in grey.  The clutch pedal is missing the rubber cover.  The shifter knob is also worn and the 4WD shifter knob was replaced with one from a different model.
The front seats are heavily worn and do not offer good support and show many tears.  The rear seats are clean and in good condition.  Non smoking.  All electronics work properly.  Heater is hot.
The steering wheel has been covered and looks worn but undamaged.  The driver side window is slow and heavy, passenger window works properly.  The driver and passenger door handles have free play but function correctly.  Sliding rear windows in good condition, function and lock properly.

EXTERIOR

Repainted in 2018 in dark blue pearl.  Rear quarter panels were oxidized and repaired with sheet metal.  There are minor imperfections in the paintwork, such as drips.  The paint is nice but lower in quality than factory paint.  No rust is present on the body.    The front windshield was replaced with a new steel one in 2016.  The body lines are straight and all doors shut properly.  Keys and locks function correctly.
The underbody of the HZJ73 was also treated for minor oxidation and painted black in 2018.  The chassis is clean and does not shows signs of damage or abuse.  The FRP fiberglass removable rooftop was repainted in white in 2018 and does not show any damage.   The front doors are in okay condition and the rear doors in good condition.  The roll bars are clean and repainted.  Chrome running boards for entry access.  Wipers and water sprayer function properly.  Tires in okay condition with less than 50% use.  Overall well kept.

TEST DRIVE

Road test with maximum speed of 80kph.  TheHZJ73 drives well, with excellent 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.
All gears shift smoothly but the shifter feels loose when not in gear.  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.  Overall, a powerful beast with very short first and second gear and impressive higher gear power.  A unique vehicle that is a pleasure to drive.

THE POSITIVES

Nearly complete vehicle with a few missing pieces – original tool set.
The vehicle is original in motor, transmission and interior.
Very clean inside and out.
Low KMS with only 163,850 kms from new.
Painted exterior and underbody in 2018.
New front windshield.
The motor is strong and sounds great.
The drive is comfortable and correct.

THE NEGATIVES

The interior front seats are badly worn and need reupholstering.
The driver door window is cumbersome.
The tires are inexpensive.

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICS

Recent engine overhaul in 2017.
New batteries and all new fluids in 2018.
The vehicle was first registered in 1992.
—No air conditioning.—

CONCLUSIONS

The front seats require work or to be replaced, although currents ones are useable.
The exterior is straight and clean.  Highlight is new windshield.  Lowlight is driver door.
The chassis is very clean without damage.
The engine is impressive for its power and clean appearance.
This HZJ73 is a hard working machine that will last as long as it is loved.
The current owner restored the vehicle with the intention of keeping it forever.
This is a rare Land Cruiser that will make the next owner proud.
———->This one is a must have!<————-
This Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ73 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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