Japan's answer to the Jeep and the Land Rover comes to us today dressed in the most unassuming of colors: Sea foam green.
"Even though Jeep had proven to be the go-to choice for American off-roaders and Land Rover had developed a keen following in the UK, Toyota decided to enter the FJ40 Land Cruiser into the fray in 1960 as an affordable off-road vehicle that was ready and willing to take the road less traveled.
The FJ40 quickly proved to be an excellent alternative to its western rivals and definitely helped to put Toyota on the map. The car proved to be incredibly versatile and reliable, and its styling was incredibly cutting edge for an off-road vehicle. The FJ40 was built to be ruggedly worn into the ground over hundreds of thousands of miles, and as a result, highly original examples are rare to find, let alone ones that have benefited from a complete restoration." - RM Auctions
We'll take two, please. Another in powder blue with dark brown leather upholstery and an extra 20 gallon metal gas tank on the back for the long haul adventures. Canada, here we come!
Photos and text | RM Auctions