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White Lightning

White Lightning 1989

By the end of the 1980's the 60 series was struggling against the coil sprung Nissan GQ Patrol. The 80 series Landcruiser was still 18 months away and in an effort to boost sales Toyota introduced the 'White Lightning' model. It was available in 1989 only. There were only 150 made and each were numbered on a plaque on the centre of the dash. As the name suggests the theme behind the model was that it was white. The White Lightning was a GX model loaded with extra features including a number of white accessories which gave it very distinct looks. It was available in both the FJ62 and HJ61 models and sat between the GXL and Sahara in the 60 series stable.


The main features included;

  • 150 only made

  • Plaque on the centre of the dash

  • Bucket Seats

  • Centre Console

  • One piece front door glass

  • Headlight Protectors

  • Distinctive body graphics

  • 255/75/15 Pirelli Scorpion tyres

  • Momo steering wheel and gear lever knob

  • Electric windows

  • Electric side mirrors

  • Cobra Alarm system with central locking control

  • Body colour coded white, including;

    • Grille

    • Headlight surrounds

    • Side view mirrors

    • Rear bumper

    • Rear wiper arm

    • Cabin air extraction grilles

    • Wheel arch flares

    • Also colour coded white

      • Steel bullbar

      • PIAA 110 watt driving lights

      • Steel ROH 15x7 wheels

White Lightning Owners Manual

This White Lightning Owners Manual was supplied to us by proud White Lightning owner Nicholas Georgoussis. Nicholas has owned his HJ61 White Lightning model since 2016 and his is #2 of 150. The FJ62 White Lightning featured in the two above magazines was #1, so Nicholas certainly owns a special piece of Landcruiser 60 Series history! 

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