Troopy for Sale


1994 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FZJ75 – (TROOP CARRIER “TROOPY”)

OVERVIEW

This 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser (FZJ75) is a left-hand drive troop carrier “Troopy” that was acquired in 2019 by the seller, and who imported it to the US in December 2021. A 4.5-liter petrol inline-six drives the rear or all four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. Built in Japan, this vehicle was believed to be delivered under government contract for Corpoelec, a Venezuelan electric utility company, which historically had all their vehicles in this yellow hue.

The truck is finished in yellow over tan vinyl and equipped with aftermarket front & rear ARB bumpers, ARB Safari snorkel, Old Man Emu suspension two inch lift (coil spring front & rear leafs). Now showing ≈345k kilometers (≈214k miles). The motor was overhauled approximately 8,000kms ago. This FZJ75 is offered with service records since importation, importation documents, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name.

 

 

Details and Highlights


  • Built in Japan
  • Imported from Venezuela to the USA in Dec 2021
  • Left-Hand drive
  • Chassis: VIN FZJ750038406
  • Recent restoration
  • 345k kilometers (214k miles) shown, motor overhauled ≈ 8k (kms) ago
  • 4.5 liter 1FZ gasoline Inline-six (fuel injection)
  • 5-Speed manual gearbox
  • 2-Speed transfer case
  • Front coil suspension conversion with new complete Old Man Emu suspension
  • Newer yellow paint
  • Tan vinyl upholstery
  • ARB front and rear bumpers
  • 17" KMC aluminum wheels
  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 LT285/70R17 tires
  • Safari snorkel
  • Private party -  offered with service records since importation, importation documents, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name
  • Price - $75,000

EXTERIOR

The truck is finished in its original yellow and features ambulance-style cargo doors, solid side windows (Japanese build feature), New Toyota OEM black grille, new OEM side mirrors, side marker lights, IPF headlights, new ARB front and rear bumpers, Safari snorkel and locking Aisin hubs. Minor blemishes of the paint are noted around the fuel filler and snorkel, as are some nicks and chips in the paint.

TIRES - WHEELS - SUSPENSION - BRAKES

New aftermarket KMC 17″ aluminum wheels were mounted with five 285/70R17 BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires in December 2021. A matching full size spare wheel and tire is housed on the rear door. The tires were rotated and balanced again in June 2022, along with an alignment. The truck is equipped with power-assisted steering and front disc brakes. The seller notes that new extended stainless steel brake lines were added in July 2022.

  • BFGoodrich LT285/70R17 Tire, All-Terrain T/A KO2

  • KMC ROSWELL KM720 17X8.5 6X5.5 S-BLK 18MM

  • Complete front and rear Old Man Emu suspension lift was installed (coil spring front & rear leafs)

    • OME rear leaf springs - EL114R &  OME SB85 bushings

    • Front OME 60008 shocks

    • OME front coils springs - 859X

    • OME steering damper

    • OME GS19 hangers w/ GP7 greasable shackles & U59B hardware

INTERIOR

A three-spoke Toyota steering wheel frames the instrumentation including a 200km/h speedometer with a six-digit digital odometer showing ≈345k kilometers (≈214k miles), of which approximately 6k kilometers have been added by the seller.

Recent replacement of the OEM Front door card panels, OEM door seals, handles & trim (as needed). Front door vapor barriers were also recently added. Killmat sound deadening was also installed in key interior areas. The front seats have been reupholstered with new foam & the cargo area & barn door panels are a new rugged ABS set from Australian Door Cards

1FZ ENGINE: 4.5-LITER, 24-VALVE INLINE 6 CYLINDER WITH ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION. 

The naturally-aspirated 4.5-liter gasoline inline-six was removed from the chassis and rebuilt in 2019, under the previous owner. It was stated to have new rings and main bearings overhauled with refinement of the camshaft, however total mileage is unknown. Replaced radiator, hoses, thermostat, fuel regulator, cleaned injectors, Denso alternator, Denso starter.

1FZ ENGINE FAST FACTS
  • Production years: 1993-2008

  • Horsepower: up to 212 hp

  • Torque: up to 275 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200 RPM

  • Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

  • Fuel: Gasoline

  • Transmission: Five-speed manual or automatic (in other applications)

The Toyota 1FZ was first used in the Land Cruiser 70 series in 1993. It features a cast iron engine block that carries on Toyota’s tradition of extreme durability and reliability. It is one of Toyota’s biggest inline 6 engines.

Click here for more info on this 1FZ Fuel Injection Engine

TRANSMISSION - DRIVETRAIN - CHASSIS

Front knuckle rebuild using Cruiser Outfitter kit in Spring 2022 by Avid Cruisers in Mesa, AZ. Recent full driveline servicing of fluids including front and rear differentials, transfer case, transmission, new front & rear driveshafts, new Aisin clutch, and more work not listed. Contact us for more details.

 

Partial List of New Replacement and Rebuilt Parts


  • New side mirrors
  • New front side marker lights
  • New rear tail lights
  • New doors rubber weather seals
  • New windshield and windshield weather seal
  • New interior trim pieces and handles
  • New rugged ABS Australian Door Cards in cargo area
  • New OEM front doors panels/cards
  • New front and rear ARB bumpers
  • New Safari snorkel
  • New OMU suspension system and steering damper
  • New BFG AT KO2s tires
  • New KMC 17” aluminum wheels
  • New Aisin locking front hubs
  • New IPF headlights
  • New radiator & cap
  • New fan shroud
  • New Denso AC compressor
  • New exhaust
  • New exhaust manifold heat shield
  • New AISIN clutch
  • New alternator
  • New Denso starter
  • New windshield wiper water reservoir
  • New extended stainless steel (ss) braided brake lines
  • New front and rear drive shafts
  • Rebuilt front birf knuckles
  • New gas/fuel cap
  • New vapor charcoal cannister
  • New Battery - September 2022
  • New Shifter Bushings

GENERAL HISTORY OF THE 70 SERIES LAND CRUISER

Toyota’s 70 Series is the longest running Land Cruiser series to date. They originally came out in 1984 and can still be purchased new in dealership showrooms worldwide with the exception of North America and a few other countries. 70 Series Land Cruisers established themselves as one of the most reliable and versatile 4WD vehicles ever to be built. The longer wheelbase Troopcarrier model (75 hardtop) or Troopy is an absolute icon around the world. For decades it has been the vehicle of choice for The United Nations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent and many non-governmental organizations. Military, police and fire departments of several countries use them in their fleets. These workhorses are also used by mining companies around the world. They also are used by farmers, as remote public transit vehicles, bush touring and world travelers. This is a great opportunity to own a truly legendary Toyota Land Cruiser Troopcarrier 75 Series (Troopy) and experience first hand why this vehicle has become the most iconic 4WD in the world. Click here for more info on the 70 Series Land Cruiser models or read this guide on the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series.

SUMMARY

1994 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ75 Troop Carrier (Troopy) Japanese built, Imported to Venezuela. Left-hand-drive. Originally a government vehicle part of the fleet for Corpoelec, an electric power company that historically has had their vehicles in this shade of yellow. Purchased by the seller in 2019, with a recently rebuilt 1FZ gas motor and subsequently converted to fuel injection. The vehicle was repainted in its original yellow color. The project started off with a coil spring conversion of the front suspension, and then progressed into a mild body off frame restoration. Price $75,000

CONTACT INFO

For more info contact Jeff Yaeger at:

Email: Jeff@worldadventurevehicles.com

Phone: 602.492.3437

Scottsdale, AZ