The FJ Company has entitled its new restomod the Aspen Project – a 1982 Toyota FJ43 with 210 hp to compliment the legendary designer’s lines.
The SEMA show in Las Vegas can be tiresome because there are tons of idiotic tunes – so you’ll need some patience and virtue to find hidden gems such as the beautiful creation from Miami-based The FJ Company. Called the Aspen Project, this legendary Land Cruiser FJ43 has all the iconic lines but also modern enhancements and exhibits everyday family usability. It’s a “purpose-built family-friendly beast, ” envisioned by owner Juan Diego Calle, and inspired by the well known mountain ranges of Colorado.
The build started as a full frame-off restoration – and niceties such as power steering, front disc brakes, heating and A/C were added, alongside a family of perks never before seen on an FJ Company build. For starters, under the hood sits a Toyota 1FZ 4.5-liter inline-six with Caltech Electronic Fuel Injection and a five-speed manual transmission, with the powertrain delivering 210 hp. On the outside there’s a matte white paint job with matte silver accents and Toyota OEM wheels coated in gunmetal grey. There’s also a Warn 8274 winch, a pair of PIAA seven-inch LED fog lights and a roll cage to ensure full safety. The cabin features modern amenities such as a new digital instrument cluster, LED interior lighting and a premium sound system integrated with Bluetooth.