A particularly interesting classic Toyota FJ has popped up for auction in the United States, with the restored 1973 FJ-45 bakkie offered at no reserve.

Although it was first put together in 1973, this FJ-45 underwent an extensive restoration by Toyota of Orange County, California in 2003 and was sold to the current owner two years later. The bakkie was recoated with green paint while black leather upholstery was applied to the seats.

When reassembled, the FJ-45 was fitted (somewhat controversially) with a naturally aspirated 5,7-litre Chevrolet V8 connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. Other updates include a front-mounted Warn winch, an updated sound system and air conditioning.

Since being given a new lease on life, this FJ-45 has been parked in a garage. It has covered 106 699 km and comes with all maintenance and restoration documents, as well as the original manuals.

Question is, how much would you pay?