We are selling our 80 Series Land Cruiser

Well, we have decided to make a big decision and sell our much loved 80 Series Land Cruiser. We’ve had so many amazing adventures in this thing and it will be sad to see it go.

As of yet, we aren’t sure what it will be replaced with, but it will all be documented here.

EDIT – We’ve been running an Isuzu Dmax for nearly 5 years now, and have done a comprehensive review here – Isuzu Dmax Review. If you are interested in its shortfalls, you can check that out here; Isuzu Dmax Problems.

Lastly, if you want to know our thoughts behind the swap, and what we really think of the change, you can read about it here – Swapping from an 80 Series to an Isuzu Dmax.

If you are interested in it, here’s the details:

Up for sale is a 1990 HDJ80 1HDT factory turbo diesel Land Cruiser which has had a massive amount of money and time spent on it building a tough, legal and reliable tourer. This has taken us to some amazing places in Western Australia. It is currently insured with Club 4×4 for 42,000; $16000 for the vehicle and $26000 for accessories.

The vehicle has been built and used as a 4WD, and is not in showroom condition. However, it has been extremely well maintained, serviced every 5000km and well cared for. Overall it’s in good condition. It has done 383,700km, with the previous owner spending $7000 on a complete engine rebuild at 287,000km after removing the engine himself.

It’s always been garaged, and cleaned after each trip. The vehicle has been driven to last, and serviced with extreme diligence.

Rego is due late October. This has been used for regular touring trips throughout the last 5 years. It has done about 6 trips towing a small camper trailer or boat, but never used for towing asides from this.

The modifications list is extensive, and most of them have been done in the last 40,000km:


Gturbo grunter extreme turbo (roughly 9000km old)

Rebuilt fuel pump by Gturbo at 370,000km and dynotuned to suit with a safe tune

Safari front mount intercooler

Aftermarket Racor 2 micron secondary fuel filter with water bowl

Beaudesert 3 inch exhaust

Safari snorkel

80 Series 1HDT engine The 1HDT 80 series motor

Driveline, suspension and wheels

Front and rear Harrop Eaton Elockers at 355,000km

Marks adaptors part time kit with Aisin hubs

Old man emu suspension. 600kg constant load rear springs. 110kg springs at the front. Nitro sports shock absorbers

285 75 16 BFG KM2 mud terrain tyres x 6 with 75% tread

Genuine 16 inch Toyota steel rims x 5. One Kings black Sunraiser

Diff breathers into the engine bay

Our 80 series Land Cruiser just before we sold it Our 80 Series tough tourer


Narva 600mm light bar

ARB headlight wiring loom upgrade for high beam and low beam

Narva free form high beam and low beam headlight reflectors and plus 120 globes

Air horn

Two cigarette plugs in the rear of vehicle and two in the middle of vehicle behind center console

Scintex Exhaust gas temperature gauge

Boost gauge by Autometer

Engine watchdog temperature gauge

6 inch DVD player with ozi explorer and MP3 player

LED panel interior light upgrade

Rear LED light on top tailgate

Kaymar LED flood light on rear

Redarc dual battery setup solenoid

Redarc Electric brake controller

6 B and S (13.5mm2) cable run from second battery to Anderson plug on rear for charging a camper or caravan

105 amp hour deep cycle secondary battery

66 amp hour yellow top main cranking battery

100W solar panel with Jaycar regulator feeding into main battery

ICOM 400 pro UHF radio. Antenna to suit

Aftermarket alarm with central locking

Turbo timer

Electronic rust protection

Inside our 80 series Land Cruiser


Cargo barrier

4WD drawers on the bottom. Custom rear drawer and fridge cover from 12mm marine ply and braced on the corners with 1.5mm aluminum angle. 100kg 1000mm runners.

Bottom right drawer to suit 55L Evakool fridge

Seat covers made by Ruffnuts and Tuffnuts

Middle seats in our 80 series Land Cruiser 80 Series Land Cruiser interior


ARB deluxe winch compatible bull bar

Smittybilt 10000 pound winch with wireless controller and dyneema rope

Dual 4500kg recovery points on the front

Kaymar rear bar

Aluminum full length roof rack

Twin Kaymar swing away tyre carriers

The front of our 80 Series Land Cruiser Our 80 Series and rear bar

Major maintenance completed lately includes:

Brand new genuine Toyota head, valves and timing belt at 374,000km

Big end bearings and waterpump replaced at 351,000km

New genuine Toyota Viscous fan hub less than 5000km ago

Differentials rebuilt when lockers were installed with new bearings and crush tubes

Transfer case outer casing replaced with a good condition second hand unit, with new components as required

All suspension bushes replaced

Master cylinder replaced at 381,000km

Replaced perished turbo inlet hose and 3 x safari intercooler hoses

Engine oil and filter done 2500km ago. All driveline oil done 5000km ago.

Fridge not included in sale unless negotiated.

Chasing $21,000. If you are interested, the ad is on Gumtree here.

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  1. Hi Aaron
    Where can I procure the exact type of dash mat – am based in East Africa

  2. Hey Jodie,

    Sorry – I sold this about 2 years ago

    All the best

  3. Jodie Reeder says:

    Hi….is this car still available..? Wasn’t sure how long ago it was posted