1978 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 4x4 Diesel

Price: US $202.50
  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser
  • SubModel: BJ40
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 85,000
  • VIN: BJ40014392
  • Color: Green
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 description

1978 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 4x4 Diesel - VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN COSTA RICA


**DO NOT bid on this item if you do not intend on paying for the item.

Ask your questions BEFORE you bid !!!!!!!!!!!

I am NOT a vehicle shipper/importer/exporter/dealer and I have no idea on the expenses. Do your own research IN ADVANCE if you are getting the vehicle shipped.

Do NOT place a bid if you are not serious. This is not fair to the seller and other serious bidders.

Now, on to the exciting stuff................


- Engine was recently totally rebuilt in July 2015

- Only 6,000 kilometers have been put on the rebuilt engine

- Qualified ex-Land Rover mechanic from England rebuilt this engine

- Authentic Japanese NPC parts used

- No corners were cut during this rebuild and no expense spared. I have photos of the engine being rebuilt in various stages.

- Contact me to hear the fresh engine running. I have a video that you can hear the engine running in normal and slow motion to hear there are no misfires/anomalies.

* New injectors

* New pistons

* New rings

* New cylinder liners

* New crankshaft bearings

* New wristpin bushes

* New motor mounts

* Brand new old stock AISIN oil pump and housing (cost $500!)

* Cylinder head was gas flowed

* Intake and exhaust ports radiused and matched to manifolds

* All new valves, guides and new seats were used


- Brand new Pirelli Scorpion tires

- All 4 tires and rims replaced in December 2015

- Less than 1,000 kilometers have been put on the new tires

- Wheels were laser aligned


Total system overhauled – have photos

- New linings

- New hydraulics all around (master cylinder, brake booster, wheel cylinders, hydraulic lines, OEM Toyota rubber, and corroded steel lines replaced)

- New brake booster

- New master cylinder

- New parking brake shoes


* Suspension bushes replaced with Poly

* New shock absorbers

* Shackles replaced with grease-able

* Rebuilt steering box with new seals and correctly adjusted

* New ball joints all around


Overhaul included:

- Refaced flywheel

- Complete new clutch (Excedy)

- New hydraulics

- New clutch master cylinder

- New clutch slave cylinder

- New rubber flexible line

- New gear selector detent ball springs (original new Toyota parts)

- New universal joints on all drive shafts


New in 2015


- MRAP military vehicle BAE systems harnesses for driver and passenger seatbelts

- One bench-seat in front that seats 3 passengers...middle passenger has normal lapbelt

- Interior is a little rough as my primary focus was mechanical integrity

- Has USB ports for charging


- Military grade anti-corrosive paint used throughout

- All rust and corroded body work was replaced new sheet metal

- Paint and body is not perfect as vehicle was built for durability and trails, not cosmetics


Marchamo/Taxes have been paid through December 31, 2016


Riteve/Inspection has been paid through September 30, 2016


This Land Cruiser is located in San Jose, Costa Rica - 7 kilometers from the airport.

We moved to Costa Rica in November 2013 and bought this Land Cruiser from the original owners who bought it brand new. Much work was needed and this vehicle is now 100% mechanically sound. This vehicle took us to explore all over Costa Rica and Panama driving 10,000 kilometers and has never once let us down! We are now back in Texas for business and not sure if or when we’ll be able to use it again. It breaks my heart to sell this vehicle as it’s been great fun, but my wife will not let me import the vehicle to the U.S. I have the clean title in hand and will help with the title transfer and power of attorney if needed. If required to transfer title, we will return to Costa Rica immediately to make sure this happens. The vehicle is in long-term storage with a family friend. He can also help with any arrangements if needed.

You can call me anytime if you have any questions! Mark 214 seven zero seven 5586

I can provide many more photos upon request, just ask

- Vehicle is being sold as-is and where-is

- Returns are not accepted – please ask all questions before bidding

- $1,000 deposit required within 48 hours to be paid through PayPal (non-refundable), balance due within 7 days of winning item

- Buyer is responsible for pickup and/or all shipping costs including domestic and/or international

- If buyer is importing to another country, buyer is responsible for any fees or costs associated with exporting/importing

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