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Totoyaya Back Up For Sale

Totoyaya, our 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ75 with custom camper box.

Totoyaya, our 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ75 with custom camper box.

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If you’ve been following Wandering Footsteps long enough, you know our beloved Toyota Land Cruiser BJ75, called Totoyaya, was up for sale last year (we wanted more space for a toilet, shower, and giant kitchen).  You might have wondered why, after posting the For-Sale ad online, I went radio-silent.

The reason is that Totoyaya got sold way back in August and I didn’t want to jinx things.

Things got jinxed anyway.

A lovely man from Boston jumped on the opportunity to buy our unique Land Cruiser.  He visited us in Montreal, gave us a deposit, and agreed to allow us to keep our home-on-wheels until we found a replacement vehicle.

As you all know, that process took much, much longer than expected.

When we finally found our big bus (which I promise I will formally introduce very soon on the blog!), we alerted our Boston buyer that we were ready to part with Totoyaya.  We’d been in touch with him all along these months, and he’d continually expressed 110% conviction that he still wanted the vehicle – but for whatever reason, he backed out at the last moment (it seems like it’s due to distance and bad timing).

So, folks, Totoyaya is back up for sale!  Read on for our formal For-Sale Ad:

The interior of the camper box.  Shown are our permament bed (120cmX190cm) with storage underneath and the Engel fridge.

The interior of the camper box. Shown are our permanent bed (120cmX190cm) with storage underneath and the Engel fridge.

We are able to fully stand up in our camper box.

We are able to fully stand up in our camper box.

View from the bed.

View from the bed.

View of the bed frame with storage and window that looks out onto the vehicle

View of the bed frame with storage and window that looks out onto the vehicle’s cab.

View from box window of cab.

View from box window of cab.

Cab, from driver

Cab, from driver’s seat. (Seat upholstry is in good condition because we use these African print covers to keep them clean).

1988 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ75 with Camper Box on Back

Location of Vehicle: Tucson, Arizona

Price: USD $13,000.

3B engine, LHD, H55 transmission, 24-volt system.

602,500km. No problem for few hundred thousand more because almost all kms in open spaces (Patagonia, Alaska, Sahara, etc.) so gear box hasn’t taken a beating.  This vehicle is in GREAT shape, and we have impressed more than one car-aficionado!

Seats two, according to current registration.

Vehicle registered in France but has been imported into the US (obtained a 7501 form).  The buyer is responsible for registering the vehicle in his or her state/country.

VIN# JT1VOBJ7509002306 (registered as “fourgon”, or van, not 4WD or RV.)

Camper van cell on back (made in December 2012): Aluminum/polyurethane 40mm-panels. Inside dimension: L 270cm X l 200cm X h 170cm. Permanent bed 190cm X 120cm.

Total weight 3.1 tons (less weight than original vehicle).

This cruiser fits in a high cube container (already done 2 trips inside HC container).

A series of photos of Totoyaya

A series of photos of Totoyaya’s chassis and engine.

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Sold with the following:

  • 32 litres Engel fridge
  • 24 volts ARB (CKMA24) compressor, (this cruiser is 24v) new from September 2015, never used…
  • Reinforced suspensions
  • Old Man Emu shock absorbers
  • Firestone air suspensions (back)
  • New roof Thule ventilator
  • Big awning 3.5m long from Howling Moon South Africa
  • Lots of Land Cruiser spare parts never use like relays, Edic system, motor fuel control, regulator, computer emission control, new original kit for rebuild the starter (no need to change it now, it starts without problem but just last year we were still on the way for a second trip around the world with Totoyaya so we took advantage to buy this kit when in Europe, hard to find after…), etc.
  • Foam mattress 120x90cm

Air-conditioned powered by old R12 gas, you will have to change the gas.

Back tires need to be changed before driving the vehicle too far.

Selling for USD$13,500.

Arrived in Halifax, Canada, in August 2016.  Currently in Tucson, Arizona.

Bruno is a master mechanic and tends to Totoyaya as though she were his wife (which, in a way, she sort of is!)

Bruno is a master mechanic and tends to Totoyaya as though she were his wife (which, in a way, she sort of is!)

The second camper cell construction, made by an ambulance-cell-making company in Namibia.

The second camper cell construction, made by an ambulance-cell-making company in Namibia.  They also made Totoyaya’s first box.

One of the great advantages of Totoyaya

One of the great advantages of Totoyaya’s camper box design is that she fits perfectly into a high cube container, making a trip around the world easier and cheaper!!

Totoyaya is actually lighter now with a camper box than she was originally, so she still handles off-road great!

Totoyaya is actually lighter now with a camper box than she was originally, so she still handles off-road great!

The large awning creates an extra room and is great for inviting friends for afternoon tea!

The large awning creates an extra room and is great for inviting friends for afternoon tea!

  • JIM - Please email to discuss thank you!ReplyCancel

  • adam jaa - hi
    i can pay u $9k for bj75. i can come anytime this week and pay u cash.

    adam.ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Hi Adam, thanks for the offer. Our price is pretty firm, and we believe our vehicle is well-worth the price. For the moment we are going to pass on your offer, but thanks anyway.ReplyCancel

      • Jason and Sarah - Website is still in the works, we have been searching for an excursion vehicle for a while now. Would love to talk if you have the time. 404 630 4019ReplyCancel

        • Brittany - Hi Jason and Sarah,

          I replied to your comment via email a few days ago but not sure if you received it or not. In any case, our Toyota got sold back in March. Apologies! Best of luck finding something! :)

          Brittany and BrunoReplyCancel

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