This 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser spent decades in Arizona before it was moved to Texas, where the seller acquired it in 2008. The truck was shipped to TLC 4×4 in 2010 and was fitted with a 4.8-liter Vortec V8 as well as a four-speed 4L65E automatic transmission, which is paired with a dual-range transfer case. Additional work performed included disassembling the truck, deleting trim, and refinishing it in gray as well as refreshing the interior with patterned BMW seats, sound-deadening material, replacement carpeting, an audio system, and a Line-X coating in the cargo area. Other features include aftermarket bumpers, 17″ ICON wheels, 33″ tires, air conditioning, a locking steel console, a folding rear seat, and a 38-gallon fuel tank. Work completed by TLC in 2011 totaled $104k, and approximately 11k miles have since been added. Service in spring 2020 included a fuel-injector cleaning and replacement of the water pump, spark plugs, and ignition wires. This TLC-modified Land Cruiser is now offered with build receipts, an owner’s manual, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.
The truck was disassembled from 2010 to 2011 by TLC 4×4 of Van Nuys, California, and the drip rails, window surrounds, and rocker trim were deleted at that time. A repaint in Nissan gray was sublet, and the remaining exterior trim as well as the windshield were subsequently replaced. Features include an ARB front bumper, Hella headlights, tinted windows, a Kaymar rear bumper with a hitch receiver, and a rear mount for two fuel cans. The paintwork and exterior trim are shown in detail in the photo gallery below.
Black 17″ Teflon-coated ICON wheels have been mounted with 33″ BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires. A full-size spare is mounted to the rear door.
The cabin has been redone and features front and rear seats with black leather upholstery and patterned cloth inserts, which were sourced from a BMW 5-series. The floors and ceiling were lined with Dynamat sound-deadening material before marine-grade carpeting was installed, and rubber-backed mats protect the carpeting. A locking Tuffy steel console houses an Alpine iDA-X305S stereo, and four speakers have been installed to the interior. Replacement parts include the master switch for the locks and the windows on the driver’s door, the front passenger’s window switch, and the pump for the front washers.
A two-spoke steering wheel sits ahead of factory instrumentation that includes a 110-mph speedometer, a 5k-rpm tachometer, and a combination gauge. The six-digit odometer shows just over 200k miles, approximately 11k of which have been added since the 2011 build.
In the cargo area a Line-X coating was applied to the floor, wheel arches, and the folding rear seatback. A removable rubber mat also protects the floor.
In 2011 a 4.8-liter Vortec V8 was installed by TLC 4×4, and it is mated to a four-speed 4L65E automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Service in 2020 has included replacing the water pump, spark plugs, ignition wires, and Optima yellow-top battery as well as cleaning the fuel-injection system.
A 38-gallon fuel tank was installed by TLC 4×4 in 2011. Zerk grease fittings have also been added to underbody components, and much of the factory hardware has been re-plated. The front and rear axles have been serviced, and additional photos of the underside are presented in the gallery below.
A 14-page receipt from TLC 4×4 is provided in the gallery and totals $104,095.
The July 2020 Carfax report shows no accidents or other issues, with registration activity in Arizona and Texas from 1987 through 2019.
An exterior and interior video tour is provided above, and start-up and driving footage is available below. An additional start-up video can be viewed here.