Driving Back from Costa Rica

I have been asked a couple of times about driving back from CR to the US with a purchased BJ40 or HJ45 cruiser. If you've read my other posts, you can see that the process is a bit involved to ship a Land Cruiser to the US, so naturally we might think it would be...

Costa Rica Craigslist

Often, I get contacted to help find and export diesel BJ and HJ Cruisers from Costa Rica.  Buyers sometimes want to "fact check" me and the prices I quote them to get them a cruiser. They send me links from Craigslist Costa Rica. They feel that they've caught me or...

Starting a BJ40

Here's a quick post to instruct you on how to start a Toyota BJ40.  These are diesel so they don't start like normal gas powered vehicles.  And they don't start like modern diesel engines either. Starting the engine Insert Key - Turn key backwards and hold it there...

When do you own an imported vehicle?

Earlier today, I was working with someone interested in importing a Land Cruiser from Costa Rica. He was confused by the process and had some questions about the process and when you own an imported vehicle. He thought that it was when you title it so I wanted to...

Export and Import Process

Often, there is confusion on the process of getting a vehicle from one country to another. Dealing with Customs (in both countries) can seem pretty daunting. Here I will outline the process for you step-by-step so that you can better understand how to successfully...

Just leaving Costa Rica!

This beautiful BJ45 pickup is heading for it's new home in South Carolina.  Jealous much?  This baby is awesome!  Diesel engine, new paint, beautiful tires and wheels and a very nice...

J40 Series Land Cruisers

The 40 series Land Cruiser is considered by many as the “original” though older models exist. Beginning in 1960, the 40-series Land Cruisers have a long history of being the best in class 4x4s on the planet.