Published on August 2nd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
40 Series Land Cruiser Spare Parts Back In Production
The GR Heritage Parts Project has been extended to cover 40 Series Toyota Land Cruiser spare parts.
In an effort to help owners, restorers, and collectors of the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Series, Toyota GAZOO Racing division is stepping in. They’re extending their GR Heritage Parts Project, which previously covered other classic Toyotas like the Supra and 2000GT, to also cover the 40 Series Land Cruisers.
Which 40 Series Land Cruiser Parts are being produced?
The parts produced will include drivelines, engines and exhaust systems. Toyota researched which parts were in demand with current owners and they’re finalizing the list of parts that will be made. The launch date for these parts is 2022 and we’ll likely see a full list of them before launch.
About the 40 Series Toyota Land Cruiser
The 40 Series Land Cruisers were NOT the first generation off-roaders from Toyota to bear the “Land Cruiser” badge. However, it is widely recognised as being the first generation of Land Cruiser products to really expand Toyota’s popularity globally and it had a distinct identity of its own. Previous iterations were derivative of the American Jeep models and were seen as inferior copies of the real thing. The 40 Series showed Japan’s prowess in engineering as the products were competitive and capable.
Here’s a brief explanation from Autophiles below:
Here’s the press release with more.
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has announced that it will reproduce spare parts for the Land Cruiser in celebration of its 70th anniversary today, August 1. The parts will be reproduced for the 40 Series Land Cruiser, which was produced between 1960 and 1984, as part of the GR Heritage Parts Project. The project reproduces spare parts that have been discontinued and sells them as genuine parts through a special collaboration with suppliers, in order to support customers who wish to continue driving older vehicles that are full of memories and that they truly love.
The Land Cruiser has long promised “to take people anywhere and everywhere and come back alive and safe.” Even models whose production has been discontinued for several decades continue to be cherished by large numbers of customers all over the world, and continue to actively support lives, livelihoods, and more fulfilling lifestyles.
However, recent years have seen a shortage of spare parts, with Land Cruiser owners expressing fears they will no longer be able to drive their vehicles. For this reason, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has made the decision to reproduce parts for which there is greatest demand and need, so that customers can continue to drive their cherished vehicles in safety and with peace of mind. The company has carried out preliminary surveys with exclusive Land Cruiser dealers and fan club representatives from across the globe and, as a result of these activities, it is advancing preparations to reproduce and sell parts related to the critical functions of driving, turning, and braking for the 40 Series Land Cruiser.
These parts will be supplied as “heritage parts,” and will include engines, drivelines, and exhaust systems. Availability of parts will be launched as preparations have been completed, with a target launch date of the beginning of 2022. Additionally, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is preparing a questionnaire form on its website* where customers can submit their reproduction requests. This feedback will be used in the selection of the next parts to be reproduced. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has previously supplied heritage parts for the A70 and A80 Supra, and the 2000GT, but this will be the first time it has reproduced spare parts for the Land Cruiser. In addition to the 40 Series, the company intends to discuss reproduction of parts for later generations of the model