25 years on, the FJ80 seems to have only gotten better with age. We remember seeing these new in showrooms with astronomical price tags, and wondering who was spending that much money on a Toyota truck. We're glad someone did though because now you could put one in your garage for less than $3,000. The question is, how much rust does 3 grand get you?
Given this truck's price, relatively low mileage, and Western Pennsylvania locale, we're guessing there's no small amount of rust and or frame issues lurking underneath. Even taking into account a reconstructed title, 3k for an 80-series that at least visually looks passable is way too cheap. We initially thought this was a scam but dealer sign in the background checks out.
These early 80 series Land Cruisers look great, and this one with its cloth interior, V6 motor and general lack of bells and whistles is very appealing. There are some bumps and bruises outside, and it has picked up a set of 4Runner rims wearing mismatched tires at some point, but again: $3,000.
Inside things look cleaner than we would expect with gray cloth that has either been well taken care of, or at least hiding its wear well.
The seller is frugal with details but does say that it "runs great" and has new rear brakes, valve cover gaskets, and has recently received a tune up. It's claimed to be "well taken care of" with "no rust" but we're dubious. One shot of a the dashboard with a running motor shows proper idle, temperature, and no check engine lights, so maybe this is a unicorn.
PA inspection stickers seem to be missing which is a bit of a red flag, but we're curious enough to make a trip to Beaver Falls to check this one out. For 3K, you could have a beast of a winter driver -- even if it only lasts one winter.
Go cruising on the cheap with this Toyota in Pittsburgh on Craigslist.
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