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"Ruby" Affordable 1977 FJ40 Land Cruiser For Sale

Meet The Affordable Collectable Land Cruiser

"Ruby" is our affordable FJ40 Land Cruiser that still offers the attention to detail Volcan 4x4 is known for. We believe this gorgeous, rust-free ambulance-door FJ40 hardtop is a rare value in the classic Land Cruiser market.

Let's Prove It

At the time of this writing, there are only three trucks listed on Hemmings that are cheaper than Ruby and they do not come close to Ruby's quality. We spot things with those trucks such as non-2F engines that can severely limit the appreciation value of the truck. And of course, there are much more expensive FJ40s listed whose quality compare with our Ruby.

But don't take our word for it. Have a look for yourself and see which truck you'd rather own. I'm sure they are fine trucks for what they are. But look for what engine it has. If resale value is important to you, the FJ's 2F inline 6 cylinder is the engine you want. Check out the originality of the interiors. Look for details in paint and body work, whether the rear fenders have been cut, whether it is rust-free or not, the quality of the top, right hand or left hand drive... If you find a nicer FJ40 for less, please buy it, because you've found a really great deal.

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Info

  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: FJ40
  • Engine: 4.2L 2F Inline 6 cylinder
  • Trans: 3-Speed
  • Color: Freeborn Red
  • Interior: Period-correct Black
  • Top: Hardtop with Ambulance Doors
  • Seating: 7 Passenger
  • Status: SOLD $26,900


Entry Level Collectible FJ40 Land Cruiser

We wanted to do something bold for our twelfth vintage truck.

This 1977 FJ40 is our entry to the 'affordable' FJ40 and we believe that it is a rare value in the classic Land Cruiser market. The is FJ40 Land Cruiser received the similar attention to detail as our higher priced trucks, but is priced as an "entry level collectable."

According to Hemmings the median price for a FJ40 is around $30,000. We know the high end is $50,000, $60,000 -- all the way up to $100,000+.

But on the lower end, we know it's frustrating to find a high quality FJ. You'll find rust-prone, cut rear fenders, non-2F engines, generally crappy condition or other things that diminish the quality of the truck and its appreciation value.

Volcan 4x4 Attention to Detail

Volcan 4x4, LLC is a bonded Florida dealer and specializing in sourcing, restoring and importing high quality classic 4x4s from Colombia. We have delivered over a dozen rare, classic trucks to U.S. clients including five FJ43 Land Cruisers, two FJ40 Land Cruisers, a 1960 Land Rover and several classic Nissan Patrols. This red FJ40 is our 12th truck since starting the business over a year ago.

Our previous seven FJ's have included meticulously frame-off and frame-on restorations and extremely rare, original condition trucks. We've created extremely desirable FJ Land Cruisers that were $40,000, $50,000+ trucks.

With Ruby, we wanted to offer an affordable FJ40 that still upheld our attention-to-detail Volcan 4x4 standards. Ruby is our entry-level truck.

Recent Rigorous 30+ Day Overhaul

This shiny red FJ40 Land Cruiser includes a recent 30+ day overhaul including:

  • 2F engine with 3 speed manual.
  • 4 drum brakes completely overhauled.
  • 4 new Tokico shocks plus 1 Tokico steering stablizer.
  • 5 new Dueler Revo AT tires on restored original Toyota 15 inch rims.
  • New battery.
  • Pioneer stereo.
  • Power steering from a Dodge truck.
  • Brand new period correct black interior with custom high quality floor mats.
  • Pristine floors above and below.
  • Rear floor was replaced at some point but looks period correct.

Body lines are 90% perfect with some slight imperfections in the lines along the rear side tub and in the doors. Restoration was done by previous owner but the truck has shiny good quality paint and has new shiny bolts outside and inside. Completely rust free with gloss black chassis and shiny red wheel wells.

We pulled the top and repaired and repainted any surface rust under the top and replaced with new glass and weatherstripping and new bolts then paint matched the top to the body.

Truck has a Colombian option, high quality fiberglass top with rear ambulance doors and luggage rack for a canoe or kayak.

Truck has no heat or air but there are aftermarket options that we have used on previous trucks if desired.

Titled And Ready For You To Enjoy

Truck is titled and in Tampa, Florida and for sale. We've shipped trucks to clients around the U.S. Truck to be sold mileage exempt and AS IS for cash sale.

Ruby Love

Our Trucks Sell Within Weeks

Ruby is a rare classic Land Cruiser FJ40 deal and we love her.

We're sure she will not last. Most of our trucks are sold within just weeks of being titled or they are pre-sold -- and we believe it to be especially true of our affordable Ruby. Ruby has been recently titled.

This 1977 FJ40 has a proper 2F motor, a rust free body and good quality paint and very recent comprehensive overhaul that needs nothing other than for you to enjoy it. She runs great and we're getting a lot of attention in this red FJ40. This is a great way to participate in the exciting classic Land Cruiser market.

Make Ruby Yours


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.

2. Consider putting a deposit on one of the rare trucks we have in production. Contact us letting us know your interest.

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