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'Olivia' 1979 Land Cruiser FJ43 For Sale

"Olivia" is a rare 1979 Land Cruiser FJ43 hardtop in the Land Cruiser "Olive" color. This gorgeous vintage truck has been sold but contact us to find one just like her.


  • Year: 1979
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Land Cruiser FJ43
  • Engine: 4.2L Inline 6 cylinder
  • Trans: 4-Speed
  • Color: Olive
  • Interior: Gray
  • Top: Hardtop
  • Wheel: Left-hand Drive
  • Status: SOLD
  • Asking Price: $39,900

Olivia 1979 FJ43 Land Cruiser Video

This video was created back when we had completed 5 FJ43's. We've since doubled that.

Rare Vintage FJ43 Land Cruiser

Olivia is a fiberglass top FJ43 we restored for a client in the western US. Volcan 4x4's owner personally purchases the Volcan 4x4 trucks in Colombia and oversees their restoration and importation into Florida. Olivia is has clean Arizona title and sold by a bonded Florida dealer. These are 30 year old trucks and they require an extensive mechanical, interior and paint overhaul to bring them to a high quality. This is our specialty.

Our client asked us to consign for sale this beautiful FJ43 we frame-on restored last year for him. Meet "Olivia" which is a frame on restored later model 1979 FJ43 (gas tank below same as 1980 and up). Truck was originally Rustic Green but when we bought it it had been repainted entirely in this beautiful olive green.

This is one our of 10 Volcan 4x4 FJ43s we have restored in the $40,000 to $45,000 range and we have been fortunate to have some great clients. This was a very good condition running and driving FJ43 that we spent several months practically repainting the entire truck including repainting the entire fiberglass cabin inside and out, scraping the top and bottom floors and then repainting most of the truck.

A Vintage Land Cruiser That's a Real Runner

Olivia is a real runner having a strong 2F and a Hilux 5 speed manual. She runs 65 to 75 mph with a wind whistle above 65 mph. Truck has a $1000 rebuilt steering box and steers tight for an old FJ40/43. Ride is smooth with FJ43 wheelbase and new tires and Gabriel shocks.

This truck has been driven and maintained by a long time Land Cruiser enthusiast and he just installed a new Flowmaster exhaust. Truck has a few small leaks underneath but needs nothing.

2015 Frame On Restoration

Overhaul list from 2015 includes:

  • PPG paint mostly entire truck including new gaskets and weatherstripping
  • Brakes overhauled. This truck has front discs.
  • Major tune up.
  • Brand new interior 10 out of 10 quality. 7 seat belts.
  • 5 new tires. 265 75 r16 or 32 inches.
  • Custom 16 inch wheels with hubcaps
  • Nostalgic AC 4 vent system over $1000 cost plus install. Heater can be added later to this system.

Great Year for FJ40-Series Land Cruisers

We sold another 1979 FJ43 recently and if you notice they are great model years in that they have the newer 1980 and up gas tank below and other upgrades but retain the classic dash and classic steering wheel.

If you are looking for a loaded later model hard top FJ43 in the sub $50,000 price range that cruises highway speeds and has comfortable interior and AC this is really an opportunity. Volcan 4x4, LLC is the selling dealer registered in Florida. We are a $25,000 bonded dealer and also bonded importer. All we do is vintage trucks and we specialize in the FJ43 models specifically having sourced, restored and imported 7 now and sold 10.

Olivia is currently located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Any questions about this beautiful FJ43 "Olivia" or FJ43s in general please feel free to contact us.

Did You Miss Out on the Truck Above?

Volcan 4x4 vintage trucks move quickly. Our trucks usually sell within a few weeks once they are titled. Some are pre-sold before they even reach the U.S. shores. If you don't see your next vintage truck in our current inventory please consider these options:

1. Contact us and let us know what kind of classic FJ40, FJ43, or classic Land Rover you are in the market for and there may be a good chance that we can source and restore the classic truck of your preference.

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