1978 Toyota FJ40

4.2L Inline 6 Cylinder 4-Speed Manual


4.2L Inline 6 Cylinder 4-Speed Manual


Stock: #7814-STL
Price: $28,995
Year Make Model: 1978 Toyota FJ40
Engine: 4.2L Inline 6 Cylinder
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Mileage: 117,988 ( actual )
Body Style: SUV
Exterior Color: Yellow
Interior Color: Black

  • AM Radio
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Radial Tires
  • Rally Wheels
  • Seatbelts
  • Vinyl Interior
  • Numbers are Matching

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For sale in our Saint Louis showroom is an all original, surviving 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40.

BACKGROUND: Toyota started production of the Land Cruiser FJ40 in 1960 and began importing them to the US in 1963. The last US-bound FJ rolled off the line in 1983, making a brief comeback as a modern SUV in the US called the FJ Cruiser from 2006 to 2014. From 1963 to 1983 the FJ40 saw little change aesthetically, the only real changes were improvements in technology mechanically. The Classic FJs are as comfortable on a trail as they are on the highway because they were designed to do anything you could ever ask it to do and do it well.

This FJ40 is a total survivor, sporting the original Mustard Yellow paint, vinyl interior, and original engine and transmission. This old school SUV is not perfect, it has character throughout, but it is a wonderful example of a California survivor. The 4.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine has plenty of torque and is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.

These Toyota FJ’s featured folding jump seats behind the passenger and driver seats. These folding seats not only made carrying another 2 passengers possible but also allowed for maximum cargo space, as opposed to the folding rear seat in the Jeep CJ series. The hard top on this FJ40 is removable like a Jeep, although it does require a bit more work. Once the top is off though, it is totally worth it, as is has an awesome topless appearance. The odometer reads 17,988, which has rolled over, and the original mileage is believed to be 117,988.

Options for this 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 include: AM Radio, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Raised White Letter Radial Tires, Removeable Hard Top, and of course 4-wheel drive. The value of these classic FJ40’s has been known to be on the rise, with the extremely low mile survivor examples fetching six figures at the gavel. This is a great FJ40 to drive and enjoy as is or restore completely if so desired.

To view this 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 in greater detail, including HD pictures and videos, visit or our St. Louis showroom. For more information please call 618-271-3000 or email

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If marked as such, the Owner states, this vehicles as numbers matching and/or original mileage. It has not been verified by Gateway Classic Cars. As such Gateway Classic Cars is not guaranteeing the authenticity of this claim. Buyer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase.

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A $175.94 document fee will be added to the sales price. All purchases may be subject to any applicable tax, title, & licensing fees.

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