Along with the CJ Jeeps, the Toyota FJ40 is one of the templates against which all off-road vehicles are measured. Yes, that's a lofty statement, but its undeniable. Toyota hit the nail on the head with nearly all the FJ models (current mall-buggy 'FJ' Cruiser blatantly excluded). They have nearly indefinite service lives, are engineered to be repaired in the field with whatever is on hand, and are about as basic a vehicle as one can find.
This one's clearly had a happy life.
Santa Fe, NM
Photo: Bill Stengel