One buyer thought that buying a 4x4 and keeping it in a bubble for a while was a very good idea. And boy did it turn out well, since the Toyota Land Cruiser that he put inside a bubble ended up selling for almost double what he had bought.
The inflation suffered by Argentina is enormous. But the world continues to go through an inflationary process that also has an impact. A sector that is suffering a lot is that of cars, which does not stop increasing in our market and in the rest of the planet.
Although the increase is widespread, there are specific models that are more sought after than others and that is the case of the Land Cruiser 70, a model coveted by fans since it has been in production since 1984 for very few markets.
One of them is the Australian, where the brand launched a limited edition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first appearance of this rude 4x4. It is one of these 600 copies that was preserved in a capsule and whose value was catapulted.
Toyota recently revealed the new generation of its Land Cruiser 200, the new generation of the model that is known as the Land Cruiser Prado and smaller brother of the Land Cruiser 300. Along with this facelift, the Land Cruiser 70 was updated and its return to Japan, after many years, despite a brief revival in 2014.
The truth is that fans of the model, despite the arrival of this rejuvenation of the Land Cruiser, know how precious a limited edition is.
In 2021, Toyota launched the Land Cruiser 70th Anniversary Limited Edition, a special series that combined a certain retro look of the iconic model with details from modern editions. The 4x4 went on the market with a 4.5-liter V8 diesel engine, with a power of 205 hp, manual gearbox and differential lock, among other mechanical features.
The model had been put up for sale in Australia for 49,143.27 euros, according to Carscoops. One of the few buyers, only 600 copies of this limited edition were made, decided to keep it as he had received it to sell it later.
The immaculate 70th Anniversary Land Cruiser was stripped of any fluid in its engine and its battery was disconnected. With barely 12 kilometers traveled, it was placed in an air bubble to preserve it from humidity, dust and any type of external agent that could deteriorate its condition. The decision proved the original buyer right.
Two years after that determination, absolutely speculative, the owner of the Toyota decided to put it up for sale in Carsales at 82,706.09 euros. And that was the figure for which he ended up selling the special model, almost double the original value.
Surely the original buyer hurried to sell the model after Toyota announced that it will offer the renewed Land Cruiser 70 again in Japan, but the truth is that this limited edition has an extra value, since there are not only 600 that are sold manufactured but this particular unit is new.