Petrolicious geeks out off-road in Toyota FJ40
This particular example hails back to 1976, which puts it smack in the middle of the second-generation Land Cruiser's lifecycle. That's when this example's owner, Josh Commons, was just a kid, and had a toy version of the FJ40 he would later come to own – the exact same model, same year, same color, everything. It evidently stuck with him, so when he was old enough, he bought one in 1992 – and it's been in his family over the decades since, passing from him, to his sister, to his parents, and ultimately back into his own loving hands.
Josh uses it like it was intended, taking it off-road and keeping it as true to the original as he can. The addition of power steering is a notable exception, but if that's what it takes to make it drivable day to day, far be it from us to pass judgement. Especially when he actually takes it off the beaten path and up to long-forgotten sites like the ghost town that is Boulder City, ID. Hear his story in the video above.
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