By on February 1, 2021

1971 Toyota FJ55 Land Cruiser in Colorado junkyard, LH front view - ©2021 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsEvery time I share photos of an old Toyota Land Cruiser I spotted in a junkyard, the anguished wails from readers commence. Nobody ever asks me where to find those doomed trucks so they can buy parts before The Crusher eats them, and only a few of the anguished wails come from Land Cruiser aficionados troubled by the demise of another old FJ. No, what upsets so many is the offense against reality on display, the demise of a truck worth 25 grand— no, 50 grand!— in any county, parish, or prefecture on the planet. Well, all I can say is that real-world values of vehicles often differ from what we think they should be, and today’s Junkyard Find proves this (again). (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • jdmcomp: Volvo, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Subaru beg to disagree.
  • brn: I have not. I’m being narrow minded, based on my limited experience. :)
  • ajla: ” the best selling engine in the big mopars was the 318.” You have any stats to back that up?...
  • brn: Especially not from Honda. They’re not exactly known for solid transmissions.
  • Flipper35: FCA/Stellantis does a good job of placing the screen high in the dash and in easy reach of the driver. We...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber