Truck Thursday: What the hell kind of a Land Cruiser is this?

My Ariel Atom owning/selling friend sent me this picture. He saw this weirdness on his way to work this morning, somewhere on Route 93, north of Boston. What the hell is it?
Is it an new Toyota chassis with an old body on it? And if so, what they hell were they thinking with those taillights?

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  1. Barry Avatar

    This is the four door version of the FJ40 that was not sold in america. You also did not get the one ton FJ40 pickup, but we did in Canada 🙂 Back in the day I had a one ton pickup and later the short wheel base hard top. The one ton pickup had really bad all drum brakes, that even after an over night dew was almost impossible to keep off the side walk until they dried out. That pickup was incredible, it looked like it would go anywhere, and almost would. The mechanic at the dealer use to call me Rommel of the Africa Corps. lol I traded it on a disc brake equipt hard top, that I drove for seven years ( rust free ) and sold for $2000 less than I paid for it.

  2. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    That almost looks like it's JK-Wrangler Unlimited based, by the wheels and overall proportion.
    The tail lights, mirrors and door handles look too new to be original to any older FJ40-era car.

  3. Stu_Rock Avatar

    I agree that the body is mostly from an FJ45 (or whatever that last digit should be). I have no idea what vehicle those grafted tail lamps were from.

  4. RegalRegalia Avatar

    4runner with a very questionable body kit.

  5. Batshitbox Avatar

    Bring A Trailer has an article on one, they even comment that the tail lights are extremely hard to come by, which would explain the grafted on modern jobbies.
    1967 FJ45LV
    <img src="; width=500>

    1. danleym Avatar

      But why the modern tailgate, too?

      1. Alcology Avatar

        People say the same about Kim Kardashian. Heyo!
        Probably just easier to take the whole rear off something and graft it on than piece and part it.

  6. FerdinandP2 Avatar

    Toyota Bandeirante BJ55LP-2BL. Made in Brasil !!!
    It had a Mercedes OM314 Diesel engine. Even those wheels were factory standard.
    There were various cabins and truck beds available. Production ended in 1999.
    (Sorry but I cannot post pics here, somehow it doesn`t work).

    1. Rover_1 Avatar

      Courtesy (and curiosity driven search) embed.
      <img src="; width="600">
      With some sort of Prado model taillights?

    2. Stu_Rock Avatar

      But those tail lights … did Toyota really do that in the '90s?

  7. msp77 Avatar

    wrangler 4door with a body kit.

  8. dukeisduke Avatar

    The taillights are from a fourth-generation (N180) (2003-2009) 4Runner.