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Toyota’s Gazoo Racing Is Now Producing Spare Parts For A Very Unexpected Model

Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrates 70 Years of Land Cruiser by reproducing spare Parts for the Land Cruiser 40 Series

The Toyota Land Cruiser 40 is, arguably, the brand’s most iconic off-road vehicle. It was produced from 1960 to 1984 (1968-2001 in Brazil). Although production of spare parts was discontinued, that’s about to change. On August 1st, Toyota Gazoo Racing announced that production of spare parts for the classic 4X4 will once again commence, which would allow owners of the vehicle to extend its life cycle.

Why Is Toyota GR Producing Parts for the Land Cruiser 40?

Toyota's Gazoo Racing Is Now Producing Spare Parts For A Very Unexpected Model
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The iconic boxy off-roader has been winning the hears and minds of people since 1960.

The Land Cruiser moniker dates back to 1951 and by restarting parts production for one of their iconic models, Toyota is celebrating 70 years of the Land Cruiser. The new parts will be sold as OEM, through a special collaboration with suppliers. The goal is to keep as many of the J40 Land Cruisers as possible on the road by making their maintenance easier.

This isn’t the first time Toyota Gazoo Racing has been producing spare parts, through the “heritage parts” program.

The Toyota A70 and A80 Supra, as well as the iconic 2000GT also got the same treatment not too long ago.
Toyota's Gazoo Racing Is Now Producing Spare Parts For A Very Unexpected Model
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This isn’t the first time Toyota extends the life cycle of its older models. Before the J40, older Supra models and the 2000GT also benefited from reproduced OEM parts.

The Land Cruiser 40 is the longest produced generation – 41 years if we count all the markets. As such, it’s one of the most sought-after versions of the legendary 4X4. In addition, Toyota Gazoo Racing is preparing a questionnaire that can be filled by anyone. The feedback will be used to determine which parts should be reproduced next.

Toyota's Gazoo Racing Is Now Producing Spare Parts For A Very Unexpected Model
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With 41 years in production, across all markets, the 40 Series is the most produced and sought-after Land Cruiser generation.
The new parts will be launched in the beginning of 2022.

Reports also indicate that other generations of the Land Cruiser will also benefit from the production of new parts, although it’s too early to say when. Given that Toyota revived the Land Cruiser 70 for its 30th birthday in 2014, it might be sooner than expected.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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