1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

First off, I'm going to admit that I'm just simply unable to pin an exact year on this thing- I'm pretty sure it's somewhere in the '69-73 period (license plate indicates early-to-mid-70s), but a guess in the middle of the range is the best I can do (and, yeah, I could have looked at the VIN tag while I was photographing it). Therefore, you FJ40 freaks out there are encouraged to point out the identifying features that indicate the exact year of this truck.

1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser



Anyway, it's good to see a good ol' Land Cruiser parked on the street in town. This truck is equally at home hauling the troops of a jungle strongman or desert warlord as it is going through the In-N-Out drive-through.

1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser



I'm a city boy and never much got into off-road-type vehicles, but I've always liked the machines Toyota built before they stopped being a car company and became a manufacturer of transportation appliances.

1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser



This is definitely what you want your followers to be driving when you get your post-apocalyptic compound set up in the woods. Ammo, freeze-dried food, and Land Cruisers- bring on the collapse of civilization!

1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser



Actually, your discerning Third World warlord these days seems to prefer the Hi-Lux to the Land Cruiser for his fleet, no doubt because the Hi-Lux can mount an antiaircraft gun in the bed, plus there's more room for loot.

1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser



I just hope the owner of this Toyota occasionally takes it into the mountains to get some dirt under its tires.

1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser



A bit of California-style surface body rust here and there, but it's solid.

1971 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser



Remember when that nameplate meant "quirky yet reliable?"

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