The Toyota Land Cruiser is not a car

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Read this ad.

I have nothing to else to add to it. Well, I could add that I would give my left kidney, stone n’ all, for a brand new $3320 1970 Land Cruiser.

Image source – I don’t remember, somewhere of GooglePlus me thinks. Sorry.

 

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15 responses to “The Toyota Land Cruiser is not a car”

  1. muthalovin Avatar

    You're welcome. Though now I cannot find that post.

  2. COEJOE Avatar
    COEJOE

    In 1979 I drove a '73 Landcruiser from New England to Alaska….5,000 +or- miles in 10 days.
    It was everything this ad claims it was.
    Good memories!

  3. BobWellington Avatar
    BobWellington

    Sounds like a message meant for the future when everyone's trophy wives would start using SUVs as van and wagon replacements.

    1. Jay_Ramey Avatar
      Jay_Ramey

      Exactly, I was reading this and going "now how did they know back THEN that this is what we'd want today???"

  4. Slow_Joe_Crow Avatar
    Slow_Joe_Crow

    It looks like they hired one of the copywriters form the classic VW Beetle ads.
    I only have one objection to Land Cruisers, rust, but I live in the PNW so moss would be a bigger issue.

  5. buzzboy7 Avatar
    buzzboy7

    Anytime I read "This is not a ____" all I get in my head is this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMrXMjxB6wk
    (unable to parse URL, mumble mumble)

    1. pj134 Avatar
      pj134

      "httpS://…"
      Well there's your problem.

  6. Alff Avatar

    Today's ad would feature an image of the latest model and the headline "This is not a Land Cruiser"

  7. Spring-heeled Jack Avatar
    Spring-heeled Jack

    This is not a Land Cruiser, it's a burned-out shell that was rolled down a cliff and then washed 10 miles downstream in a flash flood that someone will still pay $20K for.

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar
      FuzzyPlushroom

      Well, yeah. That's provenance and patina.

    2. Kamil_K Avatar

      Fucking Toyotas and their lack of depreciation.

  8. Rebis Avatar
    Rebis

    I had two of these in the late 70's. The first one was a one ton pickup, I really liked it accept for the all drum brakes. Even morning dew, not to mention a car wash made the brakes so unbelievable grabby it was almost impossible to keep off the side walk. So I got one of these hard tops with disc brakes as in the ad. I bought it at dealer cost, about $9000, drove it for seven years and sold it for $7000, not bad. Apparently this older model has the DR. Who tardis option, mine only had four seat belts. The only way you could get seven people in there would be to stack them like cord wood. Also there was no four wheel drive knob on mine, you had to pull on the transfer case lever. The long wheel base of the pickup made it much more stable. One time I was driving the hard top in the winter doing maybe 60 mph when instantly I was doing sixty side ways down the middle of the empty road. Fortunately the hubs were locked, I pulled on the transfer case lever and instantly I was back going strait down the road drama free.
    I have to say I thought they both were gas hogs, but were the only new vehicles I have ever had that nothing went wrong with and no recalls. If you are wondering why there was so little depreciation, I had then Ziebarted when new.

    1. McQueen Avatar
      McQueen

      Suicide seats , my Gran Ma had a Suzuki Pre Samuria ( I believe LT ) and it had two bench seats that folded down from the sides of the cargo space

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