The FJ Company has restored (and modified) another FJ Land Cruiser, this time it is a 1982 FJ43.
This example they call the Aspen Project apparently commissioned by a customer in Colorado.
This FJ underwent a full frame-off restoration and then it had some major modifications including under the hood.
It’s propelled by a 4.5-liter, fuel-injected V6 from a modern Land Cruiser mated to a five-speed manual and rated at 157kW.
Then there is the addition of power steering and the brakes, and HVAC system were all brought up to spec as well. A custom soft top and roll cage, Recaro bucket seats, a Warn winch, PIAA auxiliary lighting have all been added.
The bucket seats and digital display are not quite to our taste, we prefer the more authentic looking 1981 FJ43 that recently sold for nearly R3-million.