This is one of only 460 Troop Carriers made during the entire production run of the J4 series Toyota Land Cruisers in Portugal from 1979 to 1984 and one of only 60 produced in 1984. So, this is indeed pretty rare, and who knows how many from that year even still exist? A very recent letter/email from Toyota-Portugal stating that fact clearly is present as the current owners inquired with Toyota for more info on the BJ once they finally decided to sell it.
This BJ45 has been driven a total of only 39.100 Miles (62.554 km) from new in the past 36 years, as is shown in its odometer reading. It has received a new outside skin only paint job in excellent quality sometime after it was retired from active duty in the fire department in 2003.
The B designation is for the 3B engine which has 3.4 Liter displacement and 90 hp (67kW) at 3,500rpm with 160 ft-lb of torque. It was made from 1980 to 1987.
This Toyota BJ45 Troop Carrier (Troopy) was ordered from the Portuguese Toyota factory in Ovar (near Porto) by the Federal Government of Portugal as a representative and work vehicle for the chief of a large fire department in the city of Baltar-Paredes in Portugal. It was exclusively used by the chief of said fire department when on work related and representative drives.
This 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser has always been parked inside, either its assigned fire house or in a private garage. It has always been serviced above and beyond what was needed by the fire department and by us and has never been in any accident or fender bender or anything similar.
The original steering wheel, dashboard and knobs, levers and gauges are in great condition with the gauges still showing a clean face and still being fully functional. The original ashtray looks to have never been used. Sun visors and rear-view mirror are excellent as is the glove compartment lid with its original decal still in place. None of these parts look replaced or restored, they are as original looking as can be for a 36-year-old, mostly commercially used vehicle.
All 13 seats, both in front and the rear are in excellent shape.
Current owners are only the second, since it stayed registered in the fire departments name until they purchased it. This is an amazingly hot 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser, but don’t expect a fire sale price.
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