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.