1989 Toyota Land Cruiser VX HJ61 5-Speed
- Chassis: HJ61013442
- 225k Kilometers (~140k Miles) Shown
- 4.0-Liter 12H-T Turbodiesel Inline-Six
- Five-Speed Manual Transmission
- Dual-Range Transfer Case
- Limited-Slip Rear Axle
- Two-Tone Black & Gray w/Multi-Color Graphics
- Black & Gray Cloth Upholstery
- 15" Wheels
- Old Man Emu Shocks
- Extended Front Bumper
- High-Roof Body
- Air Conditioning
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This 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser VX HJ61 is a right-hand-drive high-roof example that is said to have been acquired by the seller in 2014 out of Japan and subsequently imported to the US. The truck is finished in two-tone black and gray over a matching cloth interior and is powered by a 4.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six linked with a five-speed manual transmission, a dual-range transfer case, and a limited-slip rear axle. Additional equipment includes a sunroof, air conditioning, an extended front bumper, wheel-arch flares, Old Man Emu shocks, and 15″ wheels. The clutch is said to have been replaced in 2022. This HJ61 is now offered by the seller with an Ohio title.
The high-roof body is finished in two-tone black and gray with multi-color graphics as well as VX badging. The seller notes evidence of prior paintwork and reports rust near the lower edge of the windshield. Equipment includes an extended front bumper, a rear step bumper, a split tailgate, wheel-arch flares, running boards, and mud flaps. The winch and auxiliary lights attached to the front bumper are inoperative.
Silver 15″ wheels are mounted with 33×12.5″ Firestone Destination A/T tires, and a spare wheel and tire are stored beneath the rear cargo area. The front axle is equipped with Aisin manually locking hubs, and Old Man Emu shocks and leaf springs were reportedly installed under current ownership. Stopping power is provided by front disc and rear drum brakes.
The right-hand-drive cabin features front bucket seats and a split rear bench trimmed in two-tone black and gray cloth with Turbo embroidery on the front-seat backrests. Equipment includes air conditioning, a sunroof, and power windows, mirrors, and door locks. A ceiling-mounted gauge pod includes an altimeter and external thermometer, the latter of which is inoperative. A Pioneer head unit is installed, though the radio does not work. Wear is visible on the seats, and the seller notes that the driver-side front door lock sticks.
The two-spoke steering wheel frames a 180 km/h speedometer, a tachometer with a 4k-rpm redline, and a combination gauge. The six-digit mechanical odometer shows 225k kilometers (~140k miles), approximately 21k of which have been added under current ownership. The seller states that the glow plug warning light is inoperative.
The 4.0-liter 12H-T turbodiesel inline-six features direct injection and was factory rated at 134 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. An engine oil and filter change was last performed in 2021, according to the seller.
Power is sent to the rear or all four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, a dual-range transfer case, and a limited-slip rear axle. The clutch was reportedly replaced in 2022.
The information shown on the data plate is consistent with an HJ61 Land Cruiser powered by a 4.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six connected to a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip rear axle with a 9.5″ ring gear.
The Ohio title is listed as a duplicate.