What our Clients say about our Restorations.....
"Land Cruisers have special meaning for those of us that served or are serving in American Special Operations. These vehicles are tough, dependable, and without a doubt some of the most capable vehicles on the planet especially in austere environments. After retiring and moving on in my life still utilizing the skills finely honed in Special Operations, I longed to own a 75 Series Troop Carrier like I used on a 9 month deployment conducting counter terrorism operations overseas. We called a lot of the Toyota models we used and saw "Technicals" and having one of my own brings back so many memories of my time serving in United States Army Special Forces. I was excited to work with the team at Elite Land Cruisers to design my Frame Off Restored HZJ75 and am so thrilled to hit the trail in my own designed "American Technical". Outstanding work and a great team to work with- these guys get quality and details and do it right."
It was a great experience working with Elite Land Cruisers. As a busy CEO, I appreciated the appropriate level of communication from start to delivery and the simple efficient buying process. This will build memories for years to come and our family is so impressed with the quality of the restoration. Thank you!
D.S- Jackson Hole, WY
As a young person I was fortunate enough to explore around in a Toyota FJ 40 Land Cruiser I am now fortunate enough to own a restored HJ45 Land Cruiser Diesel pickup. Oh what a feeling is! The only way to describe owning something of this historical nature is that I am humbled that I get to own it. I purchased it from Elite Land Cruisers of Katy, Texas where Todd Gatewood is the founder and owner. I flew to Houston and he picked me up to inspect the vehicle. What a pleasure it was meeting him with his generosity of his time and his knowledge of Toyota history. Just a real gentleman indeed. Todd has a real knack for quality and integrity, and I noticed it right away. I highly recommend Todd and his team. I hope the pictures shows off the quality of work of this restoration. I am so grateful.
Jeff A.- Scottsdale, AZ
"I am so glad to have partnered with Elite Land Cruisers on my dream Toyota Land Cruiser 60 Series build. It was a secret surprise for the family and the wife and kids were so excited when it rolled up! There were some delays in schedule due to world events, but the team kept me informed and it was worth the wait! The quality of the restoration is truly next level, and this will stay in the family for generations."
B.B.- Baton Rouge, LA
We are a family that is blessed to live in the beautiful state of Utah, and we experience the outdoors every chance we get! When we were looking for a classic SUV, we found Elite Land Cruisers and after the team answered all our questions, we were set on owning a completely restored 60 Series Toyota Land Cruiser. The process was simple with great communication and support along the way- even after the sale! We look forward to partnering with Elite on another high-quality custom restoration build soon!
Sailing Bridges Auto Collection- Salt Lake City, UT
"We are so excited to have purchased this Classic Land Cruiser for our vacation home in New York State. We plan to make a lifetime of memories with our boys including teaching them how to drive a stick! The team delivered and helped us all along the way- including questions after the sale.
Nancy M. - Santa Monica, CA
"Great service and an incredible truly world class restoration of the 1972 FJ45 Pickup. Todd helped arrange professional transport that picked up same day of sale and it was delivered within 4 days.- thank you Todd!”
JR. - Finger Lakes Area, NY
"I had a wonderful experience buying my FJ45 Short Bed from Elite Land Cruisers. The quality of the truck is exceptional, with no surprises or condition issues. The time from payment to delivery at my house was 2 days! Todd has been great answering my follow up questions as I learn the ins and outs of a 55-year-old “new” truck!"
Grant B. - Kansas City, KS
“Our restored HJ45 Troop Carrier Land Cruiser is perfect for our weekend get-a-ways with our surfing family. We wanted a head turning classic and not a modern new SUV. It has room for the Surf boards and the kids in the back! Extremely high-quality restoration. Elite Land Cruisers delivered exactly what we were looking for!” Kevin J. - Ocean City, NJ
“The Elite Land Cruiser Team delivered a beautiful frame off restoration that fits right in with my Porsche collection. More importantly, they stand behind their work. When I believed my steering was too loose, they sent a brand-new steering box to make sure I was 100% happy with my ownership experience. I had it checked out by a local Land Cruiser expert and he was impressed by the build quality as well. I’ve recommended them to my friends and others who have called to get a reference.” David - Napa Valley, CA
“The quality of Elite Land Cruiser restorations of rare Toyota Land Cruisers is outstanding- higher than museum quality. The attention to even the littlest detail was not missed. I am a high-end collector and the Land Cruiser gets more attention that my exotics and classic European sports cars.” Jose S. - Houston, TX
“Two outstanding attributes about the team at Elite Land Cruisers- Quality Restoration and Great Communication! They are available after the sale to answer even the simplest question. I recommend these guys to anyone who wants a true honest cruiser restored to museum quality. I could not believe the quality of the frame off, nut and bolt restoration of the FJ40. It looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor back in 1967!” Tanveer S. - Scottsdale, AZ
“I’m a 3rd generation Toyota collector and have grown up with Toyotas my entire life. My Land Cruiser restoration purchase from Elite Land Cruisers was smooth and comfortable. The FJ25 Land Cruiser stands out nicely with my collection of other historic Cruisers. These guys are the real deal and have no reservations of further future acquisitions from their quality work” Brad P. - Philadelphia, PA
"It is not often I would review or endorse a company, but Elite Land Cruisers exceeded my expectations in quality, professionalism, service and follow up after the sale. The team is highly skilled, and the resulting restoration was a work of art on wheels. I naturally had after questions after the sale and the follow up was great! The transaction was easy, and I felt comfortable from the moment I first called to make a deal on my dream cruiser."
Brenton T. - Columbus, OH
"I can't say enough about how pleasant my experience was with Todd and the Elite Land Cruisers team. Great communication and true craftsmanship at a great value. I have been looking for a quality restored diesel Toyota pickup for years and this thing is a work of art! I am already planing to partner with them for another classic to add to my collection." Robert C. - Boise, Idaho
"Our diesel HJ45 Troop Carrier is the talk of the town and has already made great family memories- whether fly fishing in those hidden spots or at the beach surfing with my family- It has all the space and 4-wheel drive to get us there. I could have owned any vehicle for our outdoor adventures, but I chose the Land Cruiser as it has a nostalgic style, class and capability that only can be had with these historic vehicles. The team at Elite Land Cruisers were easy to work with and are there after the sale to answer questions and help on operations and maintenance." Kevin M- New Hope, PA