Truly a rare find: a left-hand-drive BJ45 Troopy from 1984
As production for the 40 series was drawing to a close in the mid-eighties, life for this troopy, born in Toyota’s homeland, was just beginning.
Our story begins somewhere in France, where this troopy was imported and spent many of its early years. Later, it moved to Canada where, appropriately, it grew wilder and meaner as it got further into its teens; it painted itself black and put on some heavy rubber and steel accessories. But fortunately, all that attitude was just for show. For years, our troopy sat tucked away in a cozy, climate-controlled cottage on the outskirts of Calgary.
That is, until it decided to fly South to receive the royal treatment from The FJ Company. Here, it will undergo a full nut-and-bolt restoration. And soon, our rare bird will be ready to fly.
About the Land Cruiser BJ45 “Troopy”
In 1976, Toyota delivered its first troop carrier models to Australia. To create these formidable people movers, Toyota reworked the body of its FJ45P long-bed pickup, adding bench seats to the bed and covering it with either a hard or soft top. It could carry 13 passengers, and their cargo, across almost any terrain.
In 1980, these workhorses were finally made available with a 3B diesel engine. This vastly improved engine, boasted 90 horses and 159 lb-ft of torque. Finally, Toyota was able to satisfy the needs of its commercial customers who were craving more diesel power for the troopy and other long wheelbase models.
This Toyota Land Cruiser BJ45 is worthy edition to any high-end auto collection. Ready to take this rare bird home? Please inquire below.