Imported 60 Series Landcruisers.

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 16:44
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Have noticed the import boys seem to be bringing a few of these into Brisbane. Does anyone know if they are the same componetry as the Australian delivered models? As the very happy owner of a 89 hj61 4.0l turbo with comparitively low k's (250,000) which we use to tow a heavy 24' van I think they're a great jigger, particularly for towing. My point is that there are a lot of queries on the forum from would be 4WD owners with limited budgets, and IF these imports are any good, they might bear consideration. I'm not usually a big rap for imports, but IF these things are the same spec, they can't be all bad.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 18:37

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 18:37
I must admit I am interested if they are the same spec as they did catch my eye when I was looking for my surf. They seem to be in excellent condt. I am stoked with my Surf but I imagine towing a large van would probally be much easier with an ol' 60. (Surf's got plenty of poke, but a little light @ 1700kgs for BIG loads)
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 21:28

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 21:28
Only difrence I think is the 24 volt system insted of 12 volt
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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 22:31

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 22:31
Most of them are automatic although a few manuals come up.They cant be too bad ,there are plenty of caryards buying them for $10k and reselling them for $16k.
I asked someone who imports these and he told me the HJ61 had the closest specification to Aust standards of all the cars he imported.I think this is because in the 1980s, diesel 4x4s were exempt from many of the rules that passenger cars had to conform to.Some of them have been owned by heavy chainsmokers who never had the windows down and often have burn holes.Generally the bodies are very rust free.

Some of the 73/74 series do not have belts on the back seat and no roll bar.You cant fit seatbelts without the roll bar.The 73/74 fold down rear seat has only one hold down point on the imported landcruiser whereas the aust delivered models have 2 hold down points because the lap section of the seatbelt is connected to the seat and needs the extra support.
New laws will require the aircon gas to be emptied in Japan with a certificate to show that it was done by someone authorised to do so.Cost $400
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 11:41

Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 11:41
What kilometres are on these imported vehicles? I got $12K for my 60 series four years ago with 300,000 on the clock and they spewed at giving me this amount but I was trading for a 100s. Can't understand why anyone would want to buy a 60s (especially not imported). There are heaps of 60s in the car yards in Australia.
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 16:10

Friday, Mar 12, 2004 at 16:10
because if they are like other imports i have seen they come with everything from factory - winch, full electrics and a td they are often in very good condition with low ks although some may have been neglected in the servicing as they are not a long term proposition for their owners (what would the japanese owners do with a winch?)
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