I could have sworn I'd made a thread for my LC previously, but I think it might have been lost when some work was done on the forum a long while back. Some background: Jan 2013 my garage burnt and I lost my '91 Land Cruiser HDJ81, along with a '92 Land Cruiser HDJ81 that I was parting out, and my wife's '96 Subaru Legacy Ltd. wagon that was in the driveway (among many other things). So that sucked. Fast forward to last October, Mark @ Brave Auto found me another really clean Land Cruiser with the options I wanted: -1HD-T turbo diesel engine -3X diff lockers -factory winch -center console fridge -82,XXX kms So I've technically owned this truck for a while, but with the garage rebuild, some other complications that involved us having to move out of the house for 3 months while they stripped the exterior walls down to the studs and cleaned out some F'd up expanding foam insulation, the birth of my daughter, etc, I just havent' had time to deal with it until now. So the truck arrives in BC at the end of this month, I'm having ATEB in Burnaby do a few maintenance items, and I'm flying out to collect it and bring it home at the end of August. It's been a long time in the works, and I'm super excited! I'm also in the position now where a 3rd vehicle makes sense, keeping up on the maintenance on a vehicle like this can be time consuming, and with my daughter around now I can't just drop everything and spend hours and hours out in the garage when something comes up. So I made a case to the wife and she finally agreed (reluctantly, lol). I wanted something I could drive to work everyday downtown that was comfy, had to have 4 doors, no FWD, preferably with room for the family and dog, and all our stuff so I could take it on the highway for a weekend trip if need be, and I wanted something unique, all within my budget of $10k including an extra set of wheels, winter tires, maintenance, and getting it home and through safety so I could get it plated. A few of these MB E55t AMG's had come through the auctions a while back and caught my eye. I looked at some BMW's and stuff like that as well, I kind of had the idea in my head I wanted a Euro as I've never had one, but this '99 came up and I jumped on it. There's a few issues with it, all the wheels have been curbed, and there's a decent sized dent in the rear just above the bumper/below the taillight, but the rest of the car checked out and the price was right, so I jumped on it. I don't have a shipping date yet, and I'll be sticking it on a train to WPG as I don't have time to make another trip to the coast this year which is really too bad, this thing would be a blast coming back through the mountains! So this is my new fleet, just wanted to share with the community.