It’s been a while since I did any proper photoshoot. Automotive photography to be precise. Funny enough, shooting cars was the reason I started a website. From a simple portfolio-style webpage to blogging, I loved capturing and sharing the works of art in these machines. Especially, when there’s a story behind the vehicle and the day of the shoot.
This 60 series Land Cruiser has been sitting in his driveway for a while now. The majority of the time, it did not have wheels on. Instead, it was hovering on four jack stands, waiting for some refining touches.
When the time finally came to put the wheels back on, we both couldn’t wait to hit the road again. By “hit the road”, I mean, rolling in an old Toyota 4-wheel-drive down the neighbourhood street and perhaps sharing a sunset by the water. The activity we’ve done rather often since we met last year late summer until I left for a solo trip when fall came through.
So here I am, fiddling with my camera as if I still knew what I was doing.
We didn’t wait till the actual sunset “golden hour”. So the sky wasn’t quite colourful just yet and I didn’t want to artificially add on any colour that didn’t exist. But I reckon the sun rays shining through the trees were enough to paint me a dreamy image of this Toyota Land Cruiser HJ61.
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1989 Toyota Land Cruiser JH61 For Sale Info
Location: Richmond, BC Canada
- 179,500 miles
- 4.0-Liter 12H-T Turbodiesel Inline-Six
- Five-Speed Manual Transmission
- Two-Speed Transfer Case
- High-Roof Body
- Power Take-off Winch
- 2.5″ lift
- Rear drawer storage system
- Include a new set of inner fenders and graphic stickers
This 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser VX HJ61 High Roof was imported from Japan and now shows 288,800 kilometres (~179,500 miles). Finished in dark grey metallic with factory side graphics over a gray cloth interior. This truck is powered by a 4.0-liter 12H-T inline-six turbo diesel paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Factory PTO winch. Maintenance is up to date. Mild patina in the right places honouring its age.
This HJ61 features a high roof which raises the roof height several inches over a standard 60 series. The body is finished in dark grey metallic with side stripe graphics in blue. Mild patina showing in the side graphics. A new set of graphic stickers are included in the sale. The condition of the paintwork is shown up close in several gallery photos below.
This JDM-spec Land Cruiser is lifted on Old Man Emu suspension and has factory Aisin manual locking hubs on the front wheels. The 15″ polished eight-hole wheels are mounted on recently with BFGoodrich KO2 tires sized 35″ on all four corners. Stopping power is provided by power-assisted front discs and rear drums.
More recent work done on the truck includes front axle knuckles rebuild, new wheel bearings, new PTO output seal, new radiator hoses, new heater hoses, new clutch, new engine rear main seal, new 2.5″ lift shackles, new tie rod ends, new brake pads, callipers and hoses, new grille, new front signals, new side markers, new pedal covers, new shift knob, new horn contact pin, new taillight gaskets, new battery tie-downs, and underbody repaint.
The interior is finished in grey and black cloth with turbo logos embroidered onto the seatbacks. The floor-mounted manual transmission shifter is flanked by a two-speed transfer case lever, and factory features include a sunroof, air conditioning, power locks and power windows.
The two-spoke steering wheel frames a 5k-rpm tachometer, factory speedometer, and a combination gauge.
The 3,980cc 12H-T turbocharged diesel engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and two-speed transfer case. The 12-valve turbo diesel features direct injection and produced 134 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque when new. All fluid changes were performed in preparation for the sale.
The truck is equipped with a removable 2-drawer platform system made out of wood with marine carpet on top.
The seller claims the truck shows patina in certain areas. A set of new inner fenders are included with the sale.