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Toyota Landcruiser (40-Series) (1960 - 1984)

Last updated 4 March 2013

Brilliant off-road ability combined with peerless reliability - this was the car that killed Land Rover in many markets
Rust and scarcity of parts and expertise in the UK


Globally, these early Landcruisers are a legend. However, in the UK and Europe, they didn't really achieve major success until the 1980s and beyond. In classic terms, the 40-Series (1960-84) cars are the most desirable, and they are attracting a cult following on the coat tails of the J-Tin (Japanese classic car) movement.

The Landcruiser's bulletproof reliability is responsible for Land-Rover's loss of export sales in some very important markets over the years. And today that's still evident from the number of cars around the world still in service. Many have been imported into the UK from dry climates, but rust is still a major killer once they arrive in the UK.

Rare to find one for sale, but when they do, they make all the money when in top condition.

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