Paradise Classics
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
Paradise Classics
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser
FACTORY DIESEL 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser - model BJ-42. This is like the FJ-40, except with a super cool factory diesel engine.

We imported this Land Cruiser from Italy, where it was reconditioned. After we got it, we replaced both batteries. From the factory it has two 12 volt batteries in series to supply 24 volts. It just had an oil change with a good quality Wix filter. At the same time, a new Wix fuel filter was installed and it got a double fuel system cleaning treatment. It also got a new Denso air filter.

Other improvements include:

Brand new BFGoodrich tires along with new tubes and liners (all 5 including the spare)
Toyota rear seats were added
Coolant temperature sender and oil pressure switch were replaced
Alternator brushes were replaced with Genuine Toyota parts
Fuel governor diaphragm was replaced with a new OEM part
New OEM brake master cylinder
New brake rubber hoses
Professionally rebuilt front calipers were installed
New front brake discs and pads installed
All new spring shackle bushing
Full tie-rod end kit installed
Drag link rear end installed
Wheels professionally aligned
New weatherstrip on all four doors
Inner rearview mirror replaced
Steering knuckles completely rebuilt with full kit including Koyo bearings
Front wheel bearings replaced with Koyo parts
Both front wheels got new OEM Aisin free-wheeling hubs

We've already gone through all the stress of getting it here 100% officially, and have a clean and clear Missouri title for it.

Old Land Cruisers are way cool to begin with, but the factory diesel puts it over the top.

We're happy to say that this Land Cruiser has gone be with a very nice new owner in Minnesota.
Sorry, this one already went to a new home, but if you check our current inventory, I bet you'll find something else that you'll like.
  • Correct Toyota 3B Diesel engine starts right up and runs strong
  • Spent its life in a mild climate in Italy
  • Factory Heater
  • Power Brakes with front discs
  • 24 volt electrical system from the factory
  • Aftermarket non-opening sunroof adds a lot of light to the cab
  • Frame is in great condition
  • Rare split-rim wheels
  • Free-wheeling hubs on front wheels
  • Selectable 4x4 with High/Low
Manufacturer: Toyota
Model: Land Cruiser
Toyota Model Code: BJ42
Sub Model: BJ42
Body Style: Hardtop
Toyota Color Name: Freeborn Red
Country of Manufacture: Japan
Instrumentation Units: Kilometers
Odometer: 246,704 Kilometers
(Equivalent to 153,295 Miles)
Transmission: Manual
Forward Gears: 4
Driven Wheels: Selectable 4x4
Engine Configuration: Inline
Number of Cylinders: 4
Engine Displacement: 3.4L
Toyota Engine Code: 3B
Fuel: Diesel
Fuel Delivery: Fuel Injection
Air Delivery: Naturally Aspirated
Cooling Method: Water-Cooled
Tags: Shiny Restored Project Original Barn Find
Things We've Done to This Land Cruiser
Coolant Temperature Sender
Replaced coolant temperature sender with a new high quality Facet brand unit.
Replaced Both Batteries
Replaced both batteries and cleaned connectors.
Changed Oil and Filter
Oil Filter replaced with new high quality Wix unit.
Oil replaced with high quality Mobil diesel oil.
Replaced Fuel Filter
Fuel filter replaced with high quality Wix filter.
Double Fuel System Cleaning Service
Two applications of diesel fuel system cleaner were applied to clean the injectors.
New Master Cylinder
Installed brand new OEM master cylinder (Advics - made in Japan). Flushed entire brake system with new fluid.
Air Filter
Replaced air filter with a new OEM unit. (Denso - made in Japan)