A Toyota LandCuiser 80-Series has just clocked over one million kilometres on the same, original engine. The owner says he bought the car at 132,000km 10 years ago and has since fitted an LPG system and driven it an additional 868,000km.
The car is used by Collin Muddle to transport caravans from Melbourne up to Brisbane, where he lives. He says the car has practically been driving non-stop the entire time, although he took some time out during his deliveries to take some photos of the one million click-over moment. Muddle says,
“I’ve never had to do a lot of work on the LandCruiser – the only work has been superficial stuff. The gearbox, diff and transfer case – I’ve never had a fault. I change the oil and filter every 10,000km and rotate the tyres every 20,000km.”
The car has been a loyal part of the family, Muddle says, even his pet dog likes it because of the pop out windows. Muddle says he would like to keep the car for much longer and would like to replace the engine at some stage.