A delightful 1968 example that has spent its entire life in Indonesia in the custardy of only three owners.
In 2012 a comprehensive body and chassis restoration was conducted by the second owner who had kept the car for many years. The car was used sparingly for a further 10 years and upon retiring from driving was sold to an FJ enthusiast who treated the car to various mechanical enhancements, retaining the originality but vastly improving the drive and comfort.
The original 1F 3.8 engine has been replaced with a later 2F 4.2 engine that was subject to a comprehensive rebuild including new pistons, rings and bearings. All ancillary items have been carefully rebuilt or renewed and the original three speed manual transmission and 4×4 system retained along with a new clutch and clutch housing. The carburettor has been rebuilt and cooling system overhauled and the exhaust replaced.
Power steering has been fitted along with a front brake disc upgrade using OE Toyota callipers, vacuum assisted brake booster and OEM front wheel bearings. The rear drums are original specification with replacement shoes fitted. The suspension replaced with the desirable Old Man Emu 2.5” lift shock absorbers and leaf springs.
The interior was professionally retrimmed in striking burnt orange Italian Nappa Leather, consisting of all seat facings, grab handles, gear stick gaiters and sun visors. A Marshall Bluetooth speaker and drinks holder console has been installed and trimmed to contrast. After approximately 1,000 kilometres of use, the speedometer has been rebuilt, including upgraded LED lighting and reset, indicating 120 kilometres.
Recently registered on an age related F suffix plate and an Advisory Free MOT will be issued prior to delivery.
In summary, this is quite a special FJ that turns heads and is a huge amount of fun to own. Far rarer than an S2 Landrover and a great deal easier to drive. It can be used in any major UK city without the cost burden of ULEZ and is both MOT and Road Tax exempt.