What’s Not to Like?

I am not a car guy, but even poor pitifully mechanically-challenged me croons over this Land Cruiser. Anyone know the vintage? The color and styling beam classic. My wild, uninformed guess is a model from the 1980s.

On Oct. 21, 2022, I just happened to come upon the vehicle as it was being parked. I waited a bit, rushed back, and grabbed a single shot using Leica Q2. My intention was to get more vantage points. But I returned later to find that the owner had pulled over a protective cover. The off-red and beige beauty is still parked with fitted-tarp. Protection from the Southern sun prevents photo followups. Oh, well.

I close-cropped the Featured Image to remove the distraction of autos parked before and behind. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/500 sec, 28mm; 11:04 a.m. PDT.

With model year 2021, Toyota discontinued the series, after more than 60 years of production. Surely that raises the potential value of every Land Cruiser still road-worthy.