The 60-series Land Cruiser will go down as one of the all-time-greats in off-road engineering and aesthetics. In terms of design, the 60 was a bit more slab-sided, but the bluff front end was attractive and the overall proportions were spot on. It remains probably the best looking - let’s call it handsome - Cruiser wagon ever.
Underneath, it was all business, with more or less carry-over suspension including leaf springs front and rear, and live axles at both ends . You still got a conventional part-time four-wheel-drive system, too, with high and low ratios. That gave you options of 2WD, 4WD high-ratio (4H) and 4WD low-ratio (4L). And in the latter, the Toyota would go pretty much anywhere.
Again, sticking with LandCruiser tradition, the model designations were based on the engine fitted. So, for the 1980 launch, there was the FJ60 with a 4.2-litre petrol six-cylinder (the 96kW 2F engine, in Toyota-speak) and the HJ60 which got the four-litre 76kW 2H non-turbo diesel engine. A four-speed manual gearbox was the standard fitment, but that changed in post-1982 models which got a standard five-speed manual. Automatic? Nope.
As far as decals go, the Land Cruiser range pioneered big, bold and colourful graphics to break-up the slab-siding. These decals are now as iconic as the vehicle. Different markets received their own decal designs but these are the prototypical decals seen on most Land Cruisers of the era, faithfully recreated in design and colour and printed on the highest quality stock. This decal features separate front-quarter panel designs, and a long stripe design along the side of the vehicle. As seen on many Land Cruisers, you can choose which elements to use or exclude, they all come as separate items on the decal pack, including the turbo text.
This decal can be customised to a colour that suits your vehicle. Just get in touch and we’ll make it happen.