This Toyota Land Cruiser Troop Carrier was purchased in South Africa, built there, and then imported with me when I moved to the UK. 75 and 78 series are extremely rare in the UK, with most examples being LHD. As far as I know, this is the only RHD 78 model Troop Carrier in the UK.
To have this vehicle built in the UK today, new, would cost upward of £85 000. And it would have to be LHD, as RHD cannot be legally imported.
This is a once is a lifetime opportunity to own one. This has a unique pop-up camper conversion with all the accessories one could want for a round the world touring vehicle.
First registered 2011. RHD (Right hand steering)
40 000 kms (±25 000 miles) when sold
All conversions to UK spec done. E.g. MPH speedo, rear fog light etc.
These are the OE items (factory-built) that are worth mentioning:
Toyota Green Dark Olive (Professional repaint from original white. Colour is Toyota 6H9 Greyish olive)
4,2L 6-cyl, 1HZ engine.
Driver and passenger airbags.
Central, keyless locking.
Immobilizer with alarm (electronic with bypass).
Five-speed manual gearbox.
Two-speed transfer gearbox.
Auto free-wheel front hubs with manual over-ride.
Front and rear diff locks (Electric OE)
Two fuel tanks. (more details below)
Modifications and accessories:
Bull Bar. Airbag compatible TJM.
Bash plate. Gobi-X. Protects steering rods.
Suspension upgrade – EFS springs and XSJ gas shocks, greaseable rear spring shackles.
Powerbrake upgraded front brake discs and pads (with spare pads)
Turbo-charger. This is a low-pressure turbine, designed to boost power with a limiter to maintain engine reliability.
Steering damper (IFS gas)
VPS Protection film on bonnet, front wings, headlamps, rear wheel-arches
Air-springs (Firestone) on rear axle. To assist stability when at full load or towing.
Battery split-charge system with Ctek DC-DC and Smartpass high-amp charger.
Auxiliary batteries: Two, 70-amp, full deep cycle Orbital Blue-Top.
Awning (Ezi-Awn Batwing 270°) Time to erect ±30 seconds. Time to close ±45 seconds
Water tanks. Two. ±50L + ±30L. One with tap. One with electric pump and shower. External fillers.
Air tyre pump installed in engine bay with hose.
Tinted glass anti-smash on all windows behind front seats.
Wheel Arch flares – colour coded with protective plastic.
Safari Snorkel raised air intake.
Two anti-theft systems. One electronic with over-ride (OE), plus one hidden cut-off switch.
Sound insulation in rear cabin.
Cantek canvas AutoGraph waterproof seat covers with heated seat pads.
Takmat sound insulation floor covering (not mats) in cab. Covers OE plastic flooring. Waterproof, washable.
Rear axle diff lock actuator – heavy-duty protection plate, replaces flexible OE unit.
Replacement rear bumper for twin wheel carrier with towing ball, suitable for jacking.
Twin spare wheel carrier arms and brackets.
Single spare wheel carrier on rear door for city use.
Two fuel tanks. Standard front: 90L. Upgrade back ±175L, with dash gauges. Range ±900 miles.
TJM 9500LB winch with plasma rope. (Never run)
Winch cut-off switch in engine bay.
Centre floor console. Anodised black aluminum.
Centre floor storage box.
Safe (Steel, with lock, well-hidden in the back)
1000W pure-sine wave inverter with ‘shore power’ system.
Load-bay is wired for 220-V system to run laptops, chargers etc.
Side opening (RHS) with gas struts and locks.
LED strip lights int and ext. A total of six.
MadMan engine monitor including EGT.
Tyre-Co tyre pressure monitor. Wireless.
Roller drawer, storage boxes, interior working surfaces.
Rock-sliders (Full length, Gobi-X)
Rear fog light with illuminated dash switch.
BF Goodrich AT tyres. Two unused. Four with ±8000 miles.
Wheel rims. XD Alloys. 17″. Six.
Tent conversion. Flip-up. Time to erect ±23 seconds. Time to close ±30 seconds. Live-in unique camper design.
Reading LEDs in tent (2).
Hella HID spot lights with switch and auto-off.
Fog lights fitted in bull-bar, with switch.
Door pockets – as fitted to 80-series Land Cruiser VX.
Fridge/freezer – 55L double-compartment compressor type with dash remote control.
Fridge – 11L for drinks and snacks between front seats (armrest).
Overhead stowage shelf with power boxes and 220v for charging.
Overhead stowage compartments for light stuff e.g. raincoats etc.(2)
Fire extinguisher rear powder.
Rear access step. Can be swapped for tow ball (included).
Rear access roof ladder.
Solar panel 180W HIT high-voltage.
Blue Sky energy Powerpoint-tracker solar regulator with cut-off switch.
Sound system, integrated Garmin GPS, 4 speakers, DVD player, Pioneer sub-woofer.
Garmin GPS Tracks4Africa software installed.
Privacy roll-up blinds.
Water heater and shower and pump.
Tie down rails.
Rear door allu panels and boxes.
Rear power sockets.
Please ask for details as there are a few minor differences between the images as they were taken over a two year period.
For any overseas customer, this vehicle will be supplied with an instructional video explaining the tent, electrical solar system and other features of this unique vehicle.
View the videos and its creation and testing.
This vehicle was sold in July 2015.