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Toyota Land Cruiser – Washington Street, NYC

January 10th, 2010 by Ian

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This 60-series Land Cruiser may not be the plush people mover we see in Toyota showrooms today but it’s certainly a revolutionary leap away from the smaller, more simplistic rock jocks that preceded it. With that said, it’s interesting to note that we have come full circle with our utility vehicles – high windowed, truck-based road mammoths like this are out and sleek, car-based soft roaders are in. What will utility look like next?

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Toyota FJ40 – Route 27 Montauk, NY

August 24th, 2009 by Ian

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Hurricane Bill made things interesting for beach-goers in NY/NJ this past weekend. Many NYC-area beaches were even closed due to the rough waters and strong current left in Bill’s wake. But thrill-seeking surfers were totally stoked by the out-of-this-world surf report and nearly 2,000 of themĀ ascendedĀ on the Montauk beaches yesterday as waves reached peaks not seen in nearly 17 years. It looks like the owner of this white FJ40 decided to play it safe by racking the boards and spending the afternoon in town.

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Toyota Land Cruiser – Fifth Avenue, NYC

July 24th, 2009 by Ian

Land Cruiser 1This 60 Series Land Cruiser (gen 5 – 1980-1990) was designed with a soon-to-be-booming SUV market in mind. And, unless you consider a speed bump at the mall to be off-roading, these people were not exactly flogging these 4x4s around the trail. That means military-esq and bare bones (think FJ40) needed to morph into ruggedly handsome and civilized (A/C, electric windows, rear heater, etc).

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Toyota FJ40 – West Village NYC

February 9th, 2009 by Ian

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This Toyota Land Cruiser 40 series (1960 – 1984), also know as an FJ40, was spotted here in all its tangerine glory. Judging by the surf rack, rust spots and half used bar of Sex Wax, it’s obvious this dude takes his 4×4 to the beach from time to time. Think of FJ40, which was the design inspiration for the current Toyota FJ Cruiser, as a Defender 90 within reach (i.e. they are a lot cheaper). These rough and tough FJs are also a unique alternative to the similarly valued vintage wranglers, called CJs (Civilian Jeeps)

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