It’s auction season in Arizona, which means another round of stratospheric values for old cars. Last year FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser prices reached new heights, going as high as $88,000 for a blueprinted 1981 at Barrett-Jackson. Now a 1977 model as pushed that price past the six-figure mark with a sell price of $101,750.
This particular FJ40 underwent a frame-off restoration at The Finishing Touch of Fountain Hills, Arizona. The body was stripped down to bare metal and a crate motor from Toyota installed. The suspension and transmission have been upgraded and an auxiliary 21-gallon fuel tank added, so not only is this a great showpiece but useful too, in case of zombie apocalypse or similar catastrophe.
Shop owner Glenn Roberts is no stranger to nostalgics, having restored a couple of Mazda Cosmo Sports and an R360 that we’ve covered here at JNC, as well as a $77,000 FJ40 auctioned last year. The work looks absolutely outstanding, and the sale has further cemented RM Auctions as the go-to source for high-dollar classic Toyotas.
Incidentally, RM is also the house responsible for auctioning the IMSA GTO Toyota Celica race car, which sold for $242,000.
Photos courtesy RM Auctions.