The first Land Cruisers were sold as 1934 models. They were a body style on the President C-Series model line of cars from Studebaker. The Land Cruiser name was dropped in 1937 in favor of other names for the body style in the President and Commander lines. It would make a return in the 1941 model year. Along with the previous model lines, the name was used on the new Skyway as the Skyway Land Cruiser. These were some of the most luxurious domestic cars being sold in the United States at the time.
The Land Cruiser name returned after the war in 1947 as the long wheelbase Studebaker. It was powered by an L6 engine, but by 1951 it was upgraded to the coveted Studebaker small block V8.
The Land Cruiser body style model line is still a car that many collectors are interested in. If you are looking to buy one of these collector cars, I suggest checking the listings on eBay first. I'd give the same advice to someone looking to restore a Land Cruiser. You never know what kind of parts you'll find on there.