1988 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HJ61 GX

SOLD!  One owner.  Original 1HT motor with 291,375 kms.  H55F transmission.  Triple lockers.  Solid front axle with manual locking hubs.  Full floating rear axle.  2 speed transfer case.  COLD factory air conditioning.  Trailer hitch.

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VEHICLE History

Currently with its original owner and offered for sale and direct export.  Originally purchased at Blandy Toyota on Tenerife.  Factory metallic beige (4G8) paint.  Original motor, driveline and interior.  It has been well maintained by professional mechanics.  Overall, the vehicle is very clean.  The body and chassis are clean without rust.
The Land Cruiser has 291,375 kms since new.  The HJ61 has seen decreasing use in the past decade as the it ages with its owner.

exterior

Factory metallic beige paint in okay condition.  The body shows several small dents and scratches.  The rear passenger quarter panel was repaired and repainted following a low speed collision, and the new paint is brighter than the factory paint.  Factory decals in good condition.
The driver door appears to have been damaged near the hinges and repaired.  The rear tailgate shows minor damage to the top with scratches showing surface rust.  Rain gutters are intact and rust free.  Front windshield shows no signs of oxidation.  Fender flares have been repainted with a brush but are in okay condition.  Original chrome wheels.  After market chrome bull bars.
Underbody components show minor surface rust.  Th chassis is straight without oxidation.  There is oil buildup on the underside near the rear axles.  The body lines are straight and all doors shut properly.  Keys and locks function correctly.  Chrome running boards for entry access.  Wipers and water sprayer function properly.  Tires in okay condition with less than 50% use.  Overall well kept.

interior

Clean and original, in okay condition.  The HJ61 interior color is brown with Land Cruiser embroidered beige seats with custom brown leather covers.  Seats for five with fold down rear bench seats,  Kenwood CD radio, locking glove box and tilting steering wheel.  The dash is complete with all the buttons and controls working properly and shows minor wear.  The headliner is intact and clean.  The door cards are original and in good condition.  The pedals are consistent for its use.  The shifter knob is lightly worn and the 4WD shifter knob is like new.
The front seats are in good condition and offer good support.  The rear seats are clean and in good condition.  Non smoking.  All electronics work properly.  Heater is hot.  Factory air conditioning blows ice cold.
The steering wheel is an original two spoke with minor wear.  The rear passenger side window motor is slow.  Sliding rear windows in good condition, function and lock properly.  Raer tailgate is in good condition with good shocks.

motor and transmission

1HT 4.0L 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, rear has full floating axles.  The engine bay is clean.  The vehicle is powered by a 24 volt electrical system and the cold start is responsive and powerful.  The clutch is smooth, first and second gear gears can be rough.  The brakes function properly but appear to have a oil leak in the power booster and will require service.  The vehicle handles well and the suspension is in good condition with replaced shocks.  The factory matting for the hood is original and clean.

test drive

Road test in the city and highway with maximum speed of 120kph.  The HJ61GX 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.
Occasionally, second gear is difficult to engage.  Good power in all gears in low range.  All three lockers engage and function properly.
The motor, transmission and suspension perform well and do not exhibit bad vibrations or noise.  Drives well, handles fine, comfortable suspension and good brakes.  Overall, a powerful beast with a lot more life and miles to explore.   A unique vehicle that is a pleasure to drive.

positives

Complete vehicle with original tool set.
The vehicle is original in motor, transmission and interior.
Very clean inside and out.
Low KMS with only 291,375 kms from new.
Factory paint.
The motor is strong and sounds great.
The drive is comfortable and correct.
Cold air conditioning.
Triple locking differentials.

negatives

Brake booster needs service.
Areas of DIY paint fixes.
Rear passenger window motor needs service.
Oil found on underbody.
Gearbox needs revision.

conclusions

The exterior is straight and clean.
The chassis is very clean without damage.
The engine is impressive for its power and clean appearance.
This is a rare Land Cruiser that will make the next owner proud.

left hand drive

This Toyota Land Cruiser HJ61GX like all Canary Island Rover vehicles features the steering wheel on the left side like in North America and Mainland Europe.

No longer available

This Toyota Land Cruiser HJ61 has been sold to a private buyer.

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