Are you looking for the perfect Land Cruiser FJ40 with a celebrity connection? Well Bonhams has the auction for you where you could own Tom Hank’s classic Toyota Cruiser. This impeccable example is one of the prettiest off-roaders we’ve seen and it’s even signed by the man himself. So what are you waiting for, pull out the checkbook and score yourself a one of a kind FJ40 Land Cruiser.
This particular FJ40 is not for Land Cruiser purists as Tom Hanks decided to build it with performance in mind. For starters, the Land Cruiser’s legendary Straight-6 is replaced by a more modern 4.3-liter GM L35 Vortec V6 engine. This engine swap is certified by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair and carries the BAR inspection label under the hood. This means that this engine meets California smog requirements and can legally be driven like a California car.
The FJ40 features an original ride height which has been bolstered by the old man’s Emu shocks and Warn hubs. Power steering and power brakes have also been added for a more comfortable driving experience that doesn’t require the extra effort of manual systems. For better off-road capability there is also a set of Toyo Open Country 31 x 10.50 R 15LT tires with a matching spare tire.
Inside you’ll find the addition of air conditioning, as well as a set of original Porsche power bucket seats. A simple Sony radio and speaker setup is also present, but don’t expect a high-end sound system.
This FJ40 has been used but not abused. On the chassis you can see the results of hundreds of miles of track and loving use by Mr. Hanks. This FJ40 is ready for its next owner to tackle their favorite trails in a well-built FJ40 Land Cruiser.