1988 Suzuki Samurai Tin Top - Barn Find, Repaired, Moded, Now turn-key

Price: US $3,600.00 Item location: Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Suzuki
  • Model: Samurai
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Tin Top
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 94,334
  • VIN: JS4JC51V8J4141912
  • Color: CAMO
  • Engine size: 1.3
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: VARIED
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Suzuki Samurai

Up for auction is a now fully functional "barn find" 1988 Suzuki Samurai Tin Top model. This vehicle was pulled out of a shed in the mountains of upstate NJ. Already having an excellent engine and super paint scheme, in no way was this a part-out candidate. This vehicle has been gone over front to back, system to system (engine, fuel system, cooling system, electrical, suspension, braking, steering, fluids, tune-up, etc), repairs made, parts replaced, tasteful modifications done, rust repairs, under-body fully reconditioned, interior detailed. Basically everything it needed was addressed. Body is virtually dent free. There is some rust (door bottoms, front/top of hood, window sill, etc.), but due to the overall beautiful paint scheme it was not addressed. (better door shells and a hood are available to the buyer if wanted). The pics speak for themselves. More pics available (ad limit was 24)
FEATURES: (Any item stated below as new means zero miles and is brand new)

Engine/Engine Bay/Systems:

1.3 8 valve engine - real good vurtually even compression @ +/-180

Ported/polished intake manifold, new gasket

Brand new Redline Weber 32/36 DGAV carburetor

All new OEM style fuel pump, Holly fuel regulator, Summit Racing fuel pressure gauge

Fuel tank cleaned, new fuel lines & filter

Cooling system flushed, new thermostat

Newer exhaust system with Cat

Upgraded electrical groundingsystem

New ignition distributor cap & rotor, spark plug, plug wires, new oil filter & fresh 10w30 oil


Fresh fluids

Reconditioned axle housings

New transfer case shifter sheet

Newer tie rod & steering drag link

Calmini 3" lift springs, SPUA

Brand new Skyjacker front & rear shocks
FOX steering stabilizer

New brake lines, new master cylinder, system flushed

Brand new front brake rotors & pads

New 2" wheel spacers

Brand new OEM E-brake cable

Rear brake system restored to full functionality

Rock Crawler wheels, reconditioned

Goodyear Wrangler AT P235/75R15 tires, 3/4 tread, re-balanced

Other Exterior:

New front side lights with smoked lenses, brand new tag lights
All lighting is operational with working bulbs

New custom Pre-runner style front push bar (over OEM bumper) with brand new off-road/fog lights

Super Custom camo paint job, which included flares, mirrors, wiper arms


Custom camo style door, rear side, rear door panels

2003 Subaru WRX fully functional front seats, OEM rally style

Actual OEM working clock
Fully carpeted (OEM)
Rear window defroster