The Stealth Bomber of Off-Roading Is Here

‘It's too black,’ said no one ever.

February 10, 2017 9:00 am

Is boxy your thing? Is cool your thing? Is black your thing?

Then you likely dig the Mercedes G-Class.

But anyone can snag one of those.

This murdered-out custom ‘79 Toyota FJ40, on the other hand? It’s a true diamond in the rough-and-tumble.

Toyota FJ40 (5 images)

Up for grabs at Hemmings, Japan’s take on the early Jeeps and Land Rovers has stood the test of time. And for this edition, it’s been given a pretty badass urban makeover. What you’ll get: a short-wheelbase chassis fitted with a supremely revamped hardtop. And under the hood, the an inline six-cylinder 3.9-liter engine. That’ll take you as high or low as you’d ever want to go, especially when it’s coupled with a set of large Radial tires, a spankin’ new Warn 1,000-pound winch up front, a dual-range transfer case and locking hubs.

On the inside: more black, naturally, with plenty of heat to keep everyone cozy.

In our opinion, it’s a steal at $39,500. Because when in doubt, wear black.

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