Recent tune up performed by Toyota certified mechanic including new thermostat, carb rebuild, timing, plug wires, plugs, fuel filter, cap & rotor, valves adjusted and valve cover replaced, A/C recharge with r134. Has been driven regularly and can be a daily driver. 4-Speed manual transmission and 4WD. Tires are practically brand new.
Purchased new in Denver, Colorado and then spent about 10 years in Texas before returning to Denver for the past 10 years. Just passed Colorado emissions in June 2017. Mostly highway miles from long road trips. Hardly ever taken off road and it shows!
This is one of the nicer FJ60s Sigfrids & Sons has purchased. Here are a few things that set it apart:
- Very clean interior: carpet, headliner, seats. You can tell it was cared for
- The drivers seat was in very good condition but had the typical tear on the side, so I swapped it out for one without a tear and in almost perfect condition.
- All original including tool roll, tools, jack, and owners manual
- Well maintained by the owner, who was VERY meticulous about maintaining it
- Brakes are dialed in a stop/operate perfectly
- Original paint
- The back bench seat has little plastic clips that hold the lap belts up while you’re raising//laying down the back seat. I’ve never seen these before on any other FJ60. I guess they must brake off easily.
- Drives straight and smooth down the road
- All the chrome pieces are there (rain gutter, around all windows and around front windshield)
The original owner has the window sticker and original radio and has promised to give those to me once he can find them in his basement. I can’t promise that he’ll deliver on getting me those, but assuming he comes through and sends them to me, they will be sent to the winning bidder.
- Two small rust spots on passenger side
- Bearing in the transmission is whining just a bit. Shifts just fine and could work long into the future. Good used transmissions with a 2 year guarantee are only $300 shipped from CruiserParts.net (see: http://cruiserparts.net/parts/fj60.html). These transmissions are easy to swap.
- Typical leak in the rear main seal (I’ve bought and sold around 20 FJ60s and they ALL leak here). A few drops a day. I recommend living with it until the clutch needs to be replaced as the seal is only around $20 but the labor to do JUST the seal would be in the $500 to $700 range.
- A few scratches and dents, but nothing major. The original paint is actually pretty amazing. A good buff and wax and it will look brand new.
- Dash has a crack by the speedometer, but I have a brand new dash cover that makes it look like brand new, that will go with the Cruiser