A Legend, Restored with Pride.
Years ago, in the great state of Montana, a man sat in his garage, tinkering away on his latest restoration project — a Land Cruiser FJ45LV. Only about a thousand of these vehicles were imported into the U.S. and this man, just happened to have one of them. Our friend didn’t take this matter lightly. That’s why he spent 10 years, painstakingly tracking down parts for the rarest of all 40 series Land Cruisers — parts you can’t even find today. Once the parts arrived, he’d wander back to his garage, and continue his work. Sadly, the man’s declining health forced him to abandon the project and the vehicle was sold to a well-established collector and stored.
When our team heard about this vehicle, we were cautiously optimistic, but after seeing the rig, we were pleasantly surprised. Although fairly rusted, this FJ45LV had almost all of its original parts, including its original motor and transmission. The Cruiser was properly stored and included a treasure trove of parts — which were boxed, and painstakingly sealed and labeled. We went over the inventory, item by item, and just about everything was there.
Our client from Dubai purchased this jewel and sent it to us for a thorough nut and bolt restoration. Now it's a true testament to the legend of the FJ45LV. This car won the "Family Favorites" category of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue in August 2016, and will be on display in our booth at SEMA from November 1-4, 2016. In the meantime, you can see it in our Miami showroom by appointment only.
Interested in a Land Cruiser like this one? Whether you select from one of our available models, or want to work with us to build your own custom rig, we are here to help you experience the joy of driving an authentic Land Cruiser. Contact us below or check out our inventory of FJ45LV for sale.