This FJ60 is mechanically sound with just over 190,000 miles on the odometer. This mileage is accurate. It starts, idles, drives and engages into all gears flawlessly. The manual four-wheel-drive works without hesitation in both Hi and Lo. As stated above, 65-70 mph is achievable and comfortable, but 55 mph is definitely the sweet spot.
The exterior is in very nice condition with not a speck of rust. All chrome pieces are present and intact, but do show some shallow dents and imperfections from age in various spots. All glass is free from cracks and pits. The seams of the body are excellent as are the floors, door jams and pillars. Both the front and rear bumpers are stock and in very good condition as are the factory, 15” chrome wheels. The mud flaps are original, but have been refreshed with rubber paint to match the quality of the exterior paint.
The interior is nearly stock except for the aftermarket CD player. The most notable wear is on the driver’s seat. We have a replacement piece of vinyl for the small rip and will attempt to patch this before the sale. Other than this rip, the other seats, carpeting and headliner are in very nice condition. All gauges, lights and controls work including the rear heat and A/C. The A/C isn’t ice cold and hasn’t been upgraded, but still functions. I have some extra cans of R12 that will come with it.
The chassis is unbelievable. After degreasing and cleaning off some dried undercoating, the joy of seeing factory paint on the frame rails was incredible. There is not a single, questionable section. All crossmember, body mount points and suspension mount points are excellent. Everything is intact including the skid plates. We haven’t seen such a clean frame on and un-restored FJ60.
Some other, notable work within the last 2000 miles have been:
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