This matte black 1979 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser has popped up for sale, and unlike today’s iteration of the vehicle, the design is all about function over luxury. Restored to immaculate condition, the model features the rare and desirable configuration of a short wheelbase chassis, combined with a fixed hard top and dual ambulance doors in the rear. A matte black paint job extends even to the bumpers and wheels, matched with black upholstered seats inside the cabin. Up front is a new Warn 10000-pound winch, and under the hood is an inline-six 3.9-liter engine, connected to a 4-speed manual gearbox. It’s restored with an emphasis on usability and fun, and effectively demonstrates why the commands such a loyal and passionate following.

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