20 Series

20 Series (1955–1960)

Second generation – 20 Series
Production 1955-1960
Assembly ARACO
Yoshiwara, Aichi, Japan
Body style(s) 2-door Softtop
2-door Hardtop
2-door pickup truck
4-door Station wagon
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) 3.9 L I6 F petrol
Wheelbase 2,710 mm (106.7 in)
  • 1955 – The Second generation, 20 Series was introduced. It was designed to have more civilian appeal than the BJ for export reasons. It also had more stylish bodywork and a better ride thanks to longer four-plate leaf springs which had been adapted from the Toyota Light Truck. It had a more powerful 3.9-liter six-cylinder Type F gasoline engine. The interior of the vehicles were made more comfortable by moving the engine 120 mm (4.7 in) forward. The 20 Series still had no low range, but it had synchromesh on the third and fourth gears.
  • 1958 – The first Station wagon Land Cruiser was introduced with an even longer 2,650 mm (104.3 in) wheelbase (the FJ35V; wagon and van). The FJ-25 production started in Brazil being the first Toyota vehicle built outside Japan.
  • 1959 – The first Toyota vehicles were exported to Australia initially for use in mines, dam construction, and snowy areas. 4-door Station Wagon, FJ35V was added.

25 Series In 1958 the Land Cruiser took on the familiar body style. It used the 3.8 liter 6 cylinder gas “F” engine. It had a slightly different grill and fenders than later 40’s. (This example of the FJ25 was found in a Costa Rican Auto dealership.)

The 1958 – 1962 Toyota Land Cruiser.

• Models Available:

• SEATING CAPACITY: 2 – 6 passengers

• ENGINE: Inline 6 cyl. 3,878 cc.

• HORSEPOWER: 105 @ 3,200 rpm

• TORQUE: 209 ft-lbs @ 2000 rpm

• TRANSMISSION: 4 speed w / reverse

First Gear……………………….5.41

Second Gear…………………..3.14

Third Gear……………………..1.77

Fourth Gear……………………1.00

Reverse…………………………..5.44

• FUEL CAPACITY: 13 U.S. gallons

• MPG ESTIMATE: 21 mpg!!



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