Original California FJ40 from 1977

FJ40's built for California are special.  Particularly those from 1976 onwards.  But a highly original 1977 FJ40, THAT is truly special. 

Acquired by a collector and restorer of high-end classic automobiles, this FJ40 met the stringent criteria that the most seasoned restorers would look for in a donor:  matching numbers, original engine, and minimal rust.  And it remains legal in California, having passed its smog test recently.   What more could you ask for?  

Well yes... a proper restoration.  And that's where we come in.

Arriving at our shop from Palo Alto, California, we're performing a full nut and bolt restoration to factory specs.  Our client wants this car exactly how it rolled off the assemply line in Japan, with the exception of a few minor upgrades for driveability:   we're going with an upgraded suspension from Old Man Emu, improved gearing for highway driving, and a Vintage Air A/C unit.   

In the end, this vehicle will maintain all of the features of a collectible classic, yet suitable for weekend driving and fun sprints around town. 

Stay tuned for updates.


  • California spec FJ40
  • Matching numbers
  • Old Man Emu suspension
  • Vintage Air A/C
  • Trailer hitch

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