Khodrocar - The folks at The FJ Company brought this fully restored 1981 Toyota FJ Land Cruiser to SEMA to show off what it can do. The latest project in its refurbished lineup is called the Signature edition. It began with a full frame-off restoration of an original 1981 FJ43. Once it was brought back to like-new condition it was painted in Toyota’s Dune Beige with a matte finish.
Up front, the trusty Land Cruiser gets a Warn 8274 winch mounted on a 40-series bumper and Baja Designs LED fog lights. Then, the FJ received accessories like an aluminum fuel cap cover and side mirrors painted in Gunmetal Gray.
Under the hood, there’s a new Toyota 1GR-FE 4.0-liter V-6 that offers 240 hp, the same engine used in the 4Runner and formerly found in the Tacoma and FJ Cruiser. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Stopping power has been updated with Toyota 4Runner four-wheel disc brakes. A performance-tuned suspension system adds Fox shocks and Old Man Emu leaf springs.
Inside are Recaro seats, custom-designed window levers, door handles, pedals, shifters, and pull knobs—also in Gunmetal Gray. There’s a canvas sunroof and windows when you get tired of the retrofitted air conditioning system. Plus, there’s an iPad mounted to the center console for your iTunes.
The company says that 24 Signature builds are planned for production in 2018 and prices start at $200,000.
Source: Motor Trend