Throwback Thursday: Toyota FJ40

The Toyota FJ40 is the model designation for a Toyota Land Cruiser 40 series made from 1960 until 1984 (in Brazil, where it was known as the Toyota Bandeirante, it was made from 1958 until 2001). Most 40 series Land Cruisers were built as two-door vehicles with slightly larger dimensions than a Jeep CJ.

The model was available as the FJ40 series (with F engines) and also BJ40/41/42 (short wheelbase), BJ43/44/46 (middle wheelbase) or HJ45/47 (long wheelbase) designation where it had a Diesel engine. The Land Cruisers built in Brazil from 1958 to 1962 received the series code FJ25 (topless) and FJ25L (soft top) but are often referred to as FJ-251, and in 1961 thanks to a new motor called 2F – not to be confounded with the later 2F engine from 1975 – there still came out some few units with the series code FJ-151L (soft top). With the model name changed to Bandeirante after 1961, those built from 1962 to 1993 – with Mercedes-Benz engines – received OJ50/55 series and those built from 1994 to 2001 – with Toyota engines – BJ50/55 series model codes.

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Since then the Toyota FJ Cruiser has come along to fill the gap in countries where the Land Cruiser is not marketed (pictured below). It’s unfortunate Toyota killed the FJ Cruiser, it certainly had a special spot in the market!

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