Toyota Land Cruiser: Gold Portfolio 1956-1987




The first Land Cruiser appeared at about the same time as the Land-Rover. Styling changes occurred in 1952 with the modern range designated F25s and F28s. The FJ43 appeared in the mid-1960s, the 40 and 45 Series in Australia in 1967/8. The FJ55 was introduced in 1969, the 43 series continued to be made in Japan and the 40 and 45 Series had improvements made throughout the 1970s. Production of the FJ55 ceased in 1980 to be followed by the Series 60. This was only available with an in-line, six-cylinder engine of 3980cc. A generous five-seater, and good load carrier, there were few changes made to it after production commenced. This is a book of contemporary road & comparison tests, new model introductions, technical & specification data, driving impressions, of road tests, long-term reports, buying second hand. Models covered include:- FWD Pick-up, Station Wagon, LX, De Luxe, Diesel