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Caribou Sandstorm
06-19-2012, 12:06 PM
I just returned from a family trip to Costa Rica.

While it was a wonderful family trip for sand, surf and countless margaritas, I also wanted to see and photo as many LandCruisers as my wife would allow. stopping in the middle of a two lane road in rural Costa Rica is probably one of the most dangerous things to do, but when you spot a rare and beautiful 40, you gotta get a pic.

It might be one of the best places to see exotic birds, monkeys, alligators up close but it also seems to be a Mecca for FJ 40s, 60s, and 70s...And all seem to be diesels...

A $600.00 round trip direct flight to Liberia, seemed a small price to pay for such a great location to see these rare vehicles up close..

Saw a bunch like Wes' but never had the camera ready.

Several of these around but this was really clean!
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-K576dTM/0/M/IMG0763-M.jpg

This was kind of like a Lexus 460/Prado..Diesel!!!
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-DkWv6nf/0/M/DSCF0934-M.jpg
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-hWrrsn8/0/M/DSCF0933-M.jpg


http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-tB4wjzb/0/M/DSCF0996-M.jpg

My fav!
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-XtTHjs8/0/M/DSCF1053-M.jpg

I yelled at this guy, as we passed him "Nice 40!" He gave me a thumbs up..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-Mmg7Ggt/0/M/DSCF1113-M.jpg

Parked in the shade at Tamarindo beach.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-vcVD5GQ/0/M/IMG0742-M.jpg

Rare 80 sighting.. it seemed like the ratio for 40s vs 80s was 10:1, only saw about a handful of 80s.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-fFN2Cv6/0/M/IMG0743-M.jpg

This one is for my mini truck bros..This doesn't have it but the newer Hilux's had the coolest front ends, way better imo than the Us version..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-nQNZvcm/0/M/IMG0744-M.jpg

This one was parked across the street from the Super Compra (market). I stared at it all week, finally took my life in my hands by running across this busy street to take the shot.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-kCrWjCS/0/M/IMG0764-M.jpg

These guys didn't speak a lick of English and thought I was a nut, some things have a way of translating on their own...:o
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-mNtWd2G/0/M/IMG0745-M.jpg

This was one of my favs, this old Cabaellro was driving it. It sounded like it was on it's last leg..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-JKjVgVX/0/M/IMG0765-M.jpg

Feeding the locals, some chicken...
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-CNWnJpT/0/M/IMG2438-M.jpg

Might have a few more to post later

Caribou Sandstorm
06-19-2012, 08:17 PM
bump, just added a bunch of pics, smugmug was down today.

wesintl
06-19-2012, 10:08 PM
those fortuners a r e fugly

DaveInDenver
06-19-2012, 11:06 PM
Notice they don't have bezel police there either. :-)
Parked in the shade at Tamarindo beach.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Costa-Rica-June-2012/i-vcVD5GQ/0/M/IMG0742-M.jpg
The Fortuner is built on the IMV Hilux platform, not a Prado/4Runner/FJC/Taco platform. But it's got a D-4D engine that makes it better.

art hog
06-20-2012, 12:25 AM
all the 40s have 70 series turn sigs.

sno bored
06-20-2012, 12:13 PM
I was down in Costa Rica last month. I got to ride in a newer rental forerunner that was deisel, and I took a picture of a cool 70 series.