Classic
1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 -Atoll

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The Atoll Story

The Atoll Story

The Story

Imagine, if you will, a journey not just through landscapes but through the essence of adventure itself. Picture this: Lucy and I, united in our quest for discovery, have traversed the untamed heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Our steed? A 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43, affectionately dubbed Atoll. This is no ordinary vehicle; it’s a testament to the artistry of a bygone era, its soft top fluttering like a flag of exploration against the wilderness backdrop.

There’s something about the vintage allure of a Classic Land Cruiser that transcends mere aesthetics. It’s the embodiment of purity, with its all-metal dash, meticulously crafted instruments, and the absence of sound deadening – a design choice that does more than just allow the natural symphony of the road to accompany our journey. It makes us one with the world around us. As Lucy and I navigated the dirt roads that weave through the verdant expanse of the Adirondacks, it was in this noble chariot that we captured memories, framed not just in photographs but in the very essence of adventure.

Yet, as the sands of time flow, so too do the chapters of our lives turn. Despite the depth of my affection for Atoll, the reality of finite space whispers the need for change. My garage, limited in its capacity, can only shelter so many vehicles. Thus, with a heart both heavy and hopeful, I’ve decided it’s time to part ways with this magnificent specimen of automotive history.

Atoll isn’t just any Land Cruiser; it’s a phoenix reborn from ashes. Underwent a meticulous, frame-off restoration, every nut and bolt returned to its original glory, this process was not just a renewal but a rebirth. The engine, transmission, transfer case, rebuilt to perfection; the glass, seals, clutch, wiring harness, starter, brakes, differentials, axles – all replaced, ensuring that every inch of Atoll whispers ‘new’. Stripped to bare metal before being adorned with a fresh coat of paint, this restoration, completed in May 2023, is a labor of love, a testament to the timeless allure of the Classic Toyota Land Cruiser.

As I embark on my next project, a Land Cruiser in Bahama Gold, the spirit of adventure continues to burn brightly within me. Yet, the time has come for Atoll to find a new custodian, someone who appreciates the romance of the road less traveled and the tales waiting to be told beneath the vast skies of the Adirondacks.

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Specifications

Classic
1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 -Atoll

BUILD ONE LIKE THIS FOR:

$159,740*

  • Year: 1978 
  • Model: Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43  
  • Color: Slate Grey and Beige Soft Top 
  • Engine: V6 Gasoline  

Specifications

Features

Ext Color: Slate Grey and Beige Soft Top

Interior Color: Deep Ruby

Engine: V6 Gasoline

Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Transmission

Brakes: 4 Wheel Disc

Steering: Power Steering

Available California Smog Compliance

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We specialize in custom designing and building 25 Year Old Classic Land Rover Defenders that meet California’s smog and CARB requirements.

I build each one as if I'm building it for myself
I build each one as if I'm building it for myself
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