This 1981 Land Cruiser seems to have lived an interesting life during which it picked up some unique paint, a plate-steel bumper that looks to weigh upwards of 500 pounds, and most interestingly a homemade turbo setup. We imagine that it started its life on the North side of the border but it has migrated slightly south and now finds itself for sale in Portland, Oregon.
This Land Cruiser has given up its AC in order to make room for what looks to be a cheap clone of a Garrett turbocharger which looks to be plumbed with a selection of parts from Home Depot. We're not writing it off completely, but we'd imagine going back to the stock intake and exhaust setup would serve you well in terms of reliability. The 3B motor looks clean enough and the seller claims that it starts great when cold, doesn't smoke, and runs very strong.
Outside, the truck has been painted at some point and has plenty of cracks and blemishes with some rust being the obvious culprit behind a few of them. Maybe it's the optimist in us, but we don't see anything jumping out of the usual rust-prone trouble spots here but that could just be due to the limited photos.
Inside the "interestingness" continues with of diamond-tufted door cards juxtaposed to a driver's seat that is beyond ratty. It looks like the inside of the truck may have received a treatment of Rhino Liner while things were apart for paint. The rear seat is missing headrests but it seems to have picked up a unique dye-treatment on the "leather" inserts.
Outside, the truck has a huge custom plate steel bumper that looks like it once had mounts for swing-away tire racks. Up front the bumper is missing all together.
The truck is lifted by some unspecified means but does at least have an OME steering stabiliser which isn't a cheap addition.
Fresh paint and diamond upholstery is something we normally see on flipped Land Rovers and often time the paint is all that's holding together the hidden rust underneath. This truck has the same "run away" signs, but even at that, if we lived in Portland we'd at least stop by to see for ourselves.
The dealer is asking $13,995 on their site which strikes us as enthusiastic by about $8,000 and the eBay ad isn’t doing anything to enhance the sales appeal of this vehicle. If it’s just a matter of a neglected truck that has suffered some cosmetic sins, it could still prove to be a good deal for the right price.
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