• 1HD-T 4.2L Turbo Diesel
  • 5 Speed Manual
  • Grunter Turbo
  • 3” Custom Exhaust
  • Factory Full Convertible

A HDJ73 was never made so we had to make our own!  Our creation on this recently completed build is called the little monster.  We are constantly searching for 70 Series Land Cruisers and finding a clean 73 full cabrio is very difficult.  The BJ73 shown here has been modified and upgraded significantly from stock form.  This Land Cruiser features a 4.2L 1HD-T performance modified turbo diesel, manual transmission, and limited slip rear differential.  70 Series are considered one of the ultimate expedition vehicles every built.  The combination you see here is the true holy grail of 70 Series Land Cruisers.  A true pleasure to drive in any condition life might throw your way.

This is a left-hand drive example sold new January 1, 1992 to a buyer in León, Spain.  Records show this vehicle stayed in the Leon area for 26 years.  We purchased this Land Cruiser from what is believed to be the second owner in Ferrol, Spain.  Spain is known for its dry climate which is great at preserving cars and limiting rust over the years.  Since being purchased Car Cave has done a significant number of upgrades.  This is no longer your factory BJ73 from 1992.  A 1HD-T donor engine was swapped in, large clutch installed, custom intake, larger turbo, and 3” stainless side exhaust.  This model was built from the factory for the FRP Top to be removed including these features: rear half doors, removable front window tracks, fold down windshield, and thumb screw collapsible windshield wipers.  A whole list of modifications were made to this vehicle including Aisin manual front hubs, suspension lift kit, Old Man Emu Steering Stabilizer, Ironman Commercial Deluxe Bull Bar, Smittybilt Winch, Yokohama M/T Tires, and custom audio equipment.

Power comes from a 4.2-liter turbo diesel paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, and a two-speed transfer case.  The workhorse 1HD-T is a 12 valve 4.2 L (4,164 cc) straight-6 SOHC turbocharged direct injection diesel engine is typically reserved for Toyota’s commercial applications due to its reliability and plentiful torque.  When the engine starts, and the turbo spools up you can tell quite a few upgrades are hidden under the hood.  Keeping all that torque in contact with the pavement is a set of 295/70R17 Yokohama Geolander M/T mounted on an attractive set of silver 17” steel wheels.  This Land Cruiser is shown in its original color of Red Burdeos with the factory interior cloth patterned seats.  The driver’s seat edge does show some signs of wear but we did not want to change the original interior.  We can make repairs per buyer request or leave it all original for the next owner.

Factory equipment includes power brakes, power steering, tilt wheel, front disc brakes, power locks, tilt wheel, push button 4wd, idle control speed, and a digital clock.  The factory gauge cluster includes: tachometer, speedometer, temperature, fuel, oil pressure, and voltmeter.  The dash mounted factory altimeter and inclinometer are shown above the aftermarket Pioneer Bluetooth media player.  The MVH-S520BT Receiver pushes sound through 6.5” and 6”x9” Pioneer speakers and a self-powered Pioneer subwoofer.


4.2L Turbo Diesel
Manual 5 Speed Transmission
Limited Slip Rear End
Ironman Commercial Deluxe Bull Bar
Smittybilt XRC GEN3 9.5K Winch
Smooth Fairlead
Synthetic Winch Cable
Suspension Lift
Grunter Green Wheel Turbo
3” Dump Pipe
3” Stainless Side Exit Exhaust
Manga Flow Muffler
EGT Gauge
Custom Intake
K&N Cone Filter
Custom Fabricated Alternator Relocation Bracket
Upgraded Clutch
FRP Removable Top
Removable Half Doors
Fold Down Windshield
Aisin Manual Hubs
Old Man Emu Steering Stabilizer
295/70R17 Yokohama Geolander M/T
17” Toyota J17x6.5J Steel Wheels
Pioneer MVH-S520 Bluetooth Receiver
Pioneer 6.5” Speakers
Pioneer 6×9” Speakers
Pioneer TS-WX130 160W Active Subwoofer

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