1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

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The 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser sports a fresh coat of red paint and new Bridgestone off-road tires

Snowed in? Rained out? Mired in mud? No problem. Here’s just the thing for battling your way through another tough winter.

The Pick of the Day is a 1977 Toyota 1977 FJ40 Land Cruiser that is already painted bright red for the Christmas season, equipped with a go-anywhere four-wheel-drive system and a solid reputation for durability.

The Toyota Land Cruiser’s simple intetior seems in good condition

Offered on ClassicCars.com by a classic car dealer in Dallas, the Cruiser is described as “extremely well-preserved and mostly original.” The truck shows 78,000 miles on its odometer, making it just about broken in for this long-lasting vehicle.

And while nice Land Cruisers are hitting strong prices at collector car auctions, this one in apparently very-good condition is advertised for just $26,000.

“This 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is powered by the 2F 4.2L 6-cylinder engine and mated to a 3-speed transmission,” the seller says in the ad description. “It has been repainted in the factory original Freeborn Red color. The interior has been refurbished in the factory original Coral color. The engine is original to the vehicle.”

These sturdy SUVs were produced as Toyota’s answer to the ever-popular Jeep CJ and Britain’s iconic Land Rover, taking their occupants to some of the most impassable places on earth. In recent years, they have been appearing at various auctions in lavishly restored condition, often customized with V8 engines, pricey paint jobs and expensive wheels, and way too nice for bashing through the woods.

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This one remains in its original configuration and should be ready to hit the dusty trail. Or snowy highway, muddy back road, whatever.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.