1996 Civilian Mega Cruiser
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This beautiful Civilian Mega Cruiser arrived at the museum in Late January 2018. Steve Jackson of Land Cruisers Direct located the vehicle and played a key role in getting it into the museum collection. According to Steve's research:
"It’s generally accepted that the Mega Cruiser was produced from 1996-2002 and 148 JDM units were built. The EPC shows production ended 10/01 but some vehicles may have 2002 registrations.
From the Toyota EPC:
BXD20V-RRPEW 01/1996-06/1999 4.1L 15B-T
BXD20V-RRPEZ 06/1999-10/2001 4.1L with EFI 15B-FTE
BXD20R-HWPEW 12/1996-10/2001 4.1L 15B-T (High-Roof Only, High-Roof Side Windows, 10-Seater)
BXD20R-RRPEW 10/1996-10/2001 4.1L 15B-T (Standard-Roof Only, 6-Seater)
149 civilian BXD20’s were made. 148 JDM and only 1 General Market within this VIN range (there may be a separate VIN structure for the General Market trucks which I am still trying to determine).
BXD20V-RRPEW 15B-T 125
BXD20V-RRPEZ 15B-FTE 23
BXD20R-HWPEW High-Roof 15B-T 1 (General Market)
By Color Codes:
048 White 79
8E2 Dark Blue 42
058 Iceberg/White 13
GY5 Unknown 12
1A7 Light Gray Pearl 2
Q02 Unknown 1
048 was used 1996-1999, 058 was used 1999-2001
Except for model BXD20R-HWPEW, which were all high-roofs, the EPC doesn’t indicate whether the trucks were high-roof or standard-roof."
As you can see from the data, this is unquestionably the rarest model of Land Cruiser ever produced. It can be seen at the museum most days. Please call to verify if you plan to see it when you visit. We hope to see you soon!