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Canepa “Bespoke” Custom Order
Magnuson Supercharged Toyota V6 5-Speed Manual
Recaro Seats, air conditioning, Alpine Entertainment System, Alloy Wheels
Custom Olive Green Paint and Grained Full Leather Interior
“WHEN OLD IS NEW”
When an old soul gets a second chance, it’s normal to expect it to go through the same paces. But that isn’t the case for this FJ Cruiser aka the G43-S. Upon first glance, this vehicle may look like a restoration project, but trust us, that isn’t the case. Every car that is created by the FJ Company is of custom spec per the customer’s taste (this example was tailor-made to Bruce Canepa’s specifications). They go through a process called Resto-Manufacturing where about 40% of the donor’s original steel body panels are used while 60% is comprised of newly fabricated panels using galvanized steel. The original chassis is modified, reinforced, and “hot dip” galvanized, then fitted with a current modern day Toyota engine, transmission, steering, and suspension system.
The G43-S is the top-of-the-line signature model. It comes standard with Toyota’s 1GR-FE V6 fitted with a Magnuson supercharger and is mated to a Toyota 5-speed manual transmission. It includes custom-designed CNC-machined accessories, including mirrors, shifter, foot pedals, window levers, and repurposed OEM bumpers with integrated fog lights by Baja Designs. The interior is reminiscent of the original, however, you’ll find Recaro seats, premium leather, a custom center console, JBL speakers, and an Alpine entertainment system with Apple CarPlay. Unlike the Heritage and Expedition trim, the Signature also includes OME BP-51 High-Performance shocks and Evo Corse DAKAR wheels in a gorgeous gunmetal gray finish.
This car is built for almost anything. Whether you want to go for a cruise in town, trips to the beach, camping, fishing, biking, or even some serious off-road adventures, the G43-S can handle it all and still be used as a daily driver. Upon Bruce’s first drive he noted that the suspension felt phenomenal and the FJ43 is the best retro-mod on/off road vehicle he has ever driven. He also agreed with The FJ Company’s statement that although it may look like an old car, it functions and performs like a modern vehicle. Don’t let its beautifully aged looks fool you, this G43-S is not just another restoration, it’s basically a brand new car that you can still enjoy as a classic.