Does this Toyota Land Cruiser’s modifications justify its *P2.2-M auction price?

*The current bid is at $45,000
by Drei Laurel | 2 days ago
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Yes, we know we go on quite a bit about how agonizing the wait is for an all-new Toyota Land Cruiser. This doesn’t mean, though, that we aren’t fans of the generations that have come and gone.

Take this 1989 FJ62, for example. We would willingly shell out the sum necessary to outmatch the current $45,000 (P2.2 million) bid for it on BringATrailer.com—provided, of course, there’s a guarantee that someone else will outdo our offer (yeah, we kind of can’t afford it).

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Now, P2.2 million is a considerable amount for a three-decade-old SUV, but a lot of work has gone into this thing. For starters, this is an FJ62 body that sits on top of an FJ80 frame and runs on a suspension setup featuring ORI STX struts and anti-rock sway bars.

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Then there’s the engine: Underneath the hood is a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine courtesy of General Motors, with power channeled to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Unfortunately, the listing doesn’t provide specific performance figures.

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Finally, there’s the look. The body is finished in clean white and features add-ons such as ARB bumpers, a winch, an ARB roof rack, aftermarket side steps, and 17-inch American Racing ATX wheels in black and Nitto tires. The interior, meanwhile, gets gray vinyl power-adjustable seats lifted from a BMW, a new headliner, and sound deadening underneath the carpet and doors. There’s also a Kenwood touchscreen entertainment setup.

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While the odometer shows around 3,800km, the listing says the chassis mileage is a mystery. How much would you be willing to pay for a build of this quality? Let us know in the comments.

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