With its rugged look, Toyota FJ40 is not the usual poster queen. But it should be. Because genuine car art is praising not just the shiny red Italian beauties but also significant machines that made an impact in many automotive cultures. And there are not too many cars that had this kind of presence in motoring communities from all over the world.
This Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser poster art is praising the always go attitude of offroading
The story of FJ40 Land Cruiser can be traced back to WWII when the Imperial Japanese Army found an old Willis Jeep. They shipped it to Japan and the military forces asked Toyota management to reverse engineer the car and to improve it as much as possible. The commission was successfully completed and after the war, Toyota sold this vehicle as 4×4 vehicle called J20. This is how the notorious Land Cruiser was born. Just like its main competitors like Land Rover and Jeep, it was based on the technical heritage of WWII.
FJ40 was the car that established Toyota as a global brand. With its relatively compact size and trustworthy engine, Land Cruisers successfully made it almost everywhere.
Actually, FJ40 was named J40. It is widely known as FJ because of the F engine it was commonly equipped with. It was another piece of indestructible engineering by Toyota with usual lifespan as of 300 000 miles / 480 000 km. The inline six-cylinder petrol engine was reputable with its torque at low rpm which made it just perfect for off-roading. It was also capable of moving military and fire trucks and was used in Crown-based Japanese police cars.
Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is an off-road classic icon that inspired Adam Ambro to create this epic fine car art poster print, carefully issued by Simply Petrol.