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Pick of the Day: 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62

Cruisin’ USA – on any type of terrain


For those who might have missed the announcement in recent automotive news, the Land Cruiser is back with an all-new generation for 2024. Toyota’s website says, “Land Cruiser brings back the thrill and excitement of exploring unfamiliar terrain with its remarkable capabilities and legendary reliability, while paying homage to its historic roots of over 65 years.” The new LC has big shoes to fill indeed.

The Pick of the Day is a 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62 listed for sale on by a private seller in Huntsville, Alabama. (Click the link to view the listing)

“If you’re looking for an almost completely original, pristine, professionally maintained, serviced and pampered FJ62 Land Cruiser, then look no longer… you’ve found it,” the listing says.

The “60-Series” (as it is commonly referred to) launched in 1980 as a five-door sport-utility vehicle with a front engine and four-wheel-drive. Its heritage could be traced back as far as the 1930s when the Japanese army launched a four-wheel-drive reconnaissance vehicle. Over the years, the design took a few different directions, and it was sold around the globe in different markets. Today, the 60-Series is a popular vehicle for collectors, overlanders, and vintage Japanese automotive enthusiasts alike.

The seller states that today’s featured Land Cruiser has not been driven off-road (which to many who are reading this will probably sounds like a shame!). The vehicle has been “adult-driven and never abused.” Power comes from a 3F-E inline-six mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Maintained was performed by the same mechanic for 16 consecutive years, and service records are available.

The cabin is simple and functional, complete with striped cloth seats bordered by gray vinyl. Although the odometer shows 210,567 miles, you would never know the mileage if you had to judge by the condition of the materials. It is easy to tell when a vehicle has been cared for by an owner like this.

“This Land Cruiser has been my pride and joy for the last 24 years (garaged almost always),” the listing says. “It is truly a remarkable vehicle and fun to drive.”

Stay tuned to the Journal for a future review of the “new” Land Cruiser sometime down the road. In the meantime, if a 35-year-old version is more your speed, your solution is in plain sight.

The asking price is $41,500.

To view this listing on, cruise on over to the archives at Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


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