I was searching an old hard drive at the weekend for something entirely unconnected and found these shots of Landcruisers that had passed through my hands in a previous career in the motor industry here in the UK. I was always a sucker for an unusual Landcruiser and in the UK, they seemed to appear every now and again. The odd ones would always stand out and sometimes were being sold for little money. Having international connections, it became irresistible to pass up the chance to buy an oddball Landcruiser, because I always figured I’d find a home for it, somewhere in the world. To some readers, these will be a totally normal spec for where they are in the world, but in the UK, they were pretty rare, so here’s a quick run down on just some of the Landcruisers I’ve owned over the years. 75 Series Troopie Brought back to the UK by a construction company who’d been bitten by the bug – all the other site vehicles had died, this Australian spec Troopie just kept trucking and they didn’t have the heart to leave it behind. Sadly, it couldn’t be registered in the UK as nothing remotely similar had ever been type approved. We tried too and failed and eventually, it was sold for export. A shame as it would have looked super cool on British roads. Memorable things for me were the simply huge ground clearance, the simplicity of the design, the sheer load carrying capacity – I could almost stand up in it and I’m over six feet tall – and the all vinyl interior which meant that the inside could be valeted with a steam cleaner if required… Prado 90 Series. This one was left hand drive, brought back to the UK from Kazakhstan by a British oil industry worker who’s wife loved it when they were based there. It was what I believe was Toyota’s equivalent of Land Rover’s ‘Rest Of The World” spec. This means that it was designed for the most basic of countries with no dealer network and variable fuel quality. In fact, it was set up to run on pretty much any fuel you put in it, it could probably be serviced with a single adjustable spanner and a large hammer and didn’t need a dealership ECU checker. It certainly seemed that way, as it was a 2.7 litre…Read More
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Why FJ60.com? Read the About page to see full details of why, but basically the domain was available! But you'll find more than just 60 series Landcruiser blog posts here. Any Landcruiser that takes our eye. From Dakar racers to gentle old 40 series, all the way to the big 100 Series and FJ Cruiser.
This shot sums up everything I love about the 60 Series. A vast expanse of nothing, two 60 Series Cruisers pushing on through the water. Don’t know where this shot came from, I’ve looked everywhere to find the photographer. If you know who they are, please drop us a line, we’d love to hear the why / where / how / when of this shot.Read More
This guy really needed to be across this river somewhere in Australia. His Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series is filling up with water pretty quickly, but he doesn’t give up or bail out. Will he make the river crossing?Read More