Did TLC 4×4 just fire up the time machine to the late 1990s and score this Land Cruiser new and off the lot, peel it out of some old ladies’ garage, or what? TLC 4×4, a leading name in Land Cruiser restoration, proudly presents its latest masterpiece—a pristine 1997 FZJ80 Land Cruiser. On this project, it looks and appears new and unmolested until you get under the hood where classic 1990s style is united with modern components, featuring a robust GM LS3 engine.
With over 25 years of expertise, TLC has perfected the art of enhancing Land Cruiser models without compromising their original spirit, setting the standard for reliability in the classic Land Cruiser space.
Daniel Valjevac, TLC General Manager, expresses the allure of the famed FJ80 Land Cruiser, stating, “For anyone who came of age during the late 1990s, the FZJ80 is an SUV that encapsulates that era of automotive design to perfection.” Valjevac attributes the recent surge in vintage Toyota vehicle popularity to collectors seeking to relive their youth, a sentiment TLC caters to through meticulous restoration.
TLC4X4 Unites Nostalgia and Power With This 1997 FZJ80 Land Cruiser
The FZJ80 pays homage to 1990s automotive excellence with an Axolta Imperial Green finish and Mystic Gold sheen, creating a nostalgically captivating road presence. Beneath its retro exterior lies a powerhouse—a GM LS3 engine paired with a GM 4L65E transmission, delivering an impressive 430 horsepower for an unparalleled Land Cruiser driving experience. The Speartech harness ensures seamless vehicle operation and communication. Exterior modifications include a custom SS mandrel bent exhaust with a Magnaflow muffler and integrated LED lighting.
The vehicle’s base features top-tier DBA disc brakes and pads crafted from high-quality steel, ensuring exceptional durability and unwavering stopping power for high-performance driving. Fox Shocks in the suspension provide maximum vibration dampening and off-road stabilization, while OME Springs and the Slee off-road front sway bar enhance control and stability for a smooth ride in challenging terrains.
This 1997 FZJ80 Land Cruiser Scream Late 90s Interior In A Good Way
Inside the 1997 FZJ80 Land Cruiser, Relicate Leather with plaid inserts and an Alcantara headliner create a nostalgic atmosphere. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knobs elevate the authenticity and luxury of every drive. ICON 4×4 sun visors and Dynamat insulation enhance comfort and audio quality. A JVC head unit, along with Kicker KS series speakers and subwoofers, delivers an upgraded audio experience.
TLC 4×4’s builds are a convergence of power, style, and precision, offering an unparalleled Land Cruiser driving experience on and off-road. Packages are available starting at $250,000. For more information on TLC 4×4’s projects and available vehicles, visit www.TLC4x4.com or call (704) 721-0835. Embrace the past with TLC 4×4’s vision for the future of Land Cruiser restoration.
TLC 4×4 Project 1997 FZJ80 Key Features:
- Nostalgic Aesthetic: The FZJ80 features an Axolta Imperial Green finish with a Mystic Gold sheen, paying homage to 1990s automotive excellence.
- Powerful Performance: Equipped with a GM LS3 engine and GM 4L65E transmission, delivering 430 horsepower for an unparalleled Land Cruiser driving experience.
- Seamless Operation: The Speartech harness ensures seamless vehicle operation and communication at all times.
- Enhanced Exterior: Custom SS mandrel bent exhaust with a Magnaflow muffler and integrated LED lighting replace the original factory lighting.
- Exceptional Durability: Top-tier DBA disc brakes and pads crafted from high-quality steel provide exceptional durability and stopping power.
- Off-Road Capability: Fox Shocks, OME Springs, and the Slee off-road front sway bar enhance control and stability for a smooth off-road ride.
- Nostalgic Interior: Relicate Leather with plaid inserts, Alcantara headliner, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shifter knobs create an authentic and luxurious interior.
- Upgraded Audio Experience: JVC head unit, Kicker KS series speakers, and subwoofers provide an enhanced audio experience.
For enthusiasts eager to explore TLC 4×4’s projects and available vehicles, detailed information can be found at www.TLC4x4.com or by contacting (704) 721-0835. Embrace the past with TLC 4×4’s vision for the future of Land Cruiser restoration.