The Truth About Cars » FJ60 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:39:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » FJ60 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-toyota-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-toyota-land-cruiser/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443683 The Land Cruiser is one of those vehicles that washes up in self-service junkyards only after its body and interior become so thrashed that even bottom-feeder truck shoppers can’t stand the idea of being seen in the thing. Contrast this with the legions of great-looking 1980s Jaguars you’ll find in the very same yards. Here […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The Land Cruiser is one of those vehicles that washes up in self-service junkyards only after its body and interior become so thrashed that even bottom-feeder truck shoppers can’t stand the idea of being seen in the thing. Contrast this with the legions of great-looking 1980s Jaguars you’ll find in the very same yards.
Here in Colorado, FJ60s are still all over the streets, being used as suburban family transportation, work trucks, and (very thirsty) daily drivers. Not quite as luxurious as modern SUVs, but simple and durable. Actually, they were pretty luxurious trucks for their time, but the bouncy suspension, cabin noise, and dearth of cupholders seem very dated today.
This much-abused example didn’t quite make 200,000 miles. The interior didn’t smell so good, which was probably the final straw for its last owner.
The Toyota F engine was pure truck, though supposedly the Toyota Crown Police Interceptor (not what they called it, but they should have) got the F. Lots of torque, lots of noise.
This isn’t a great loss to the world, since most of the FJ60s built are still above ground, but it’s a shame to see one of these sturdy machines get used up like a salvage-title Geo Tracker.

16 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 01 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 03 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 04 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 05 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 06 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 07 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 08 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 09 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 10 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 11 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 12 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 13 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin 15 - 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

The post Junkyard Find: 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-toyota-land-cruiser/feed/ 32