Stumbled across a website of a company that STILL makes the FJ40 and sells it for $80,000.
I guess people stilll buy it.
In 2001, someone wanted to buy the closing plant from Brazil & make the same here for the LEAs etc. They wanted to beat Sigma with their LR Defenders, Karakoram with the Gonows, Adam with their Zabadast & Hyundai with their Shehzores.
Was involved in the feasibility study and at that time the cost analysis revealed a price range between 500k-650k.
The plan didnt go through as the 'areas' targeted for this didn't show interest in the 'Old' thing.
Offering to public would have made no sense.