A 1981 Troopy with a Story to Tell

Every so often, we get a Land Cruiser that demands to have its story heard. One glance in the rearview mirror takes you back to another time. That’s how we felt when we got behind the wheel of this “troopy.” 

The Colombian government imported this model, which was used by the National Guard. It provided emergency services, transporting passengers through difficult access roads. Later, it served as a community bus in a town nestled high among the Colombian Andes mountains.

To be completed by mid-2018 per our Clients' request, once this troopy receives our comprehensive nut and bolt restoration, it will be fit to carry histroops (a/k/a "family") across concrete jungles, sandy beaches, back wood trails  — throughout the beautiful State of Maine. 

About the Land Cruiser FJ45

The FJ45 was more than just a daily driver. It brought people and supplies to battlefields, aid stations, mines, factories and schools — and brought them home safely when the day was done. To create the FJ45, Toyota reworked body of its long-bed pickup truck and covered it with a soft or hard top. Production for the FJ45  began in 1975 and ceased in 1986.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a model like this one in such good condition.

Want to build a vintage Land Cruiser of your very own? Check out inventory of FJ45 Land Cruisers or please inquire below.


  • Frame off restoration by The FJ Company
  • Original 2F engine
  • Original 4-speed Manual
  • Front disk brakes
  • Power steering
  • Old Man Emu suspension

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