Toyota restored the very first Land Cruiser (video)
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The first Toyota Land Cruiser is a compact 3.8-meter SUV in the spirit of the classic Willys Jeep . Few of these cars have survived to this day.
In Japan, showed the Toyota Land Cruiser of the very first generation. The vintage SUV has gone through a lengthy restoration and now looks like new. A video about a rare car was shown on the Youtube channel Land Cruiser channel.
This Toyota Land Cruiser BJ was made in 1951. For the past 35 years, the SUV has been in the hands of one owner and its condition left much to be desired.
Restoration of Toyota Land Cruiser took a year. It was restored by Toyota specialists, as well as by Shinmei Kogyo Co, a manufacturer of car components. Together, we managed to return the SUV to its original appearance. Now he will become a frequent guest of various retro shows.
The first generation Toyota Land Cruiser was produced from 1951 to 1955 . The model was designed as an analogue of the American Willys Jeep and at first it was called Toyota BJ. The name Land Cruiser appeared only in 1954 – it was invented by Toyota technical director Henji Umehara in response to the appearance of the British Land Rover.
The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ is quite compact – only 3.8 m in length. The car is equipped with a 3.4-liter gasoline six with a capacity of 84 hp. With. and a 4-speed manual transmission, and its all-wheel drive transmission did not have a reduction gear.