1988 Suzuki Samurai FACTORY LONG WHEEL BASE
Price: US $50,000.00 Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Suzuki
- Model: samurai
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 5,200
- VIN: JS3JH51C8J4102046
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 1.6L
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: HO Alternator
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1988 Suzuki samuraiFor Sale: 1988 Suzuki Samurai Long Wheel Base- FACTORY - â€œTITANUKâ€ - 16V, 1.6L EFIONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITYPICTURE GALLERY LINK:https://sheets.shootproof.com/gallery/6761002I even have the hardtop that goes with it!Just under 6,000 miles post complete rebuild - just enough to work out all the details
I am told this is 1 of 12 TRUE long-wheel-base Suzuki Samuraiâ€™s in existence in the contiguous lower 48.There may exist may standard wheel base that have been stretched (illegal and dangerous); but not this one - she is the real deal.She was brought to the good â€˜ol USA legally from Canada.Reason for selling: Kids going to college and I make just enough $ to not qualify for Govâ€™t $ and yet too little to actually afford college.No, I donâ€™t expect to get anywhere near what I have into it, out of it. However, one must truly understand this is not your standard Sami. The level of detail, money, and implementation that went into this vehicle goes beyond all reasonable projections. You are welcome to see the rig in person in Orange County, CA. I will deliver this vehicle for a fee within 200 miles each way - pre-paid.
The Story of this rig:About 6 years ago I started my search for the ultimate on and off-road vehicle. I have owned (and still own) some of the following vehicles: 2 - FJ40â€™s, crew cab Ford and Chevy 4x4â€™s, 4 runner, 80â€™s series LanCruiser, 1960 Ford Vintage factory 4x4, et al. So I wanted this vehicle to be something special as well. Thus, my search began. The vehicle had to be capable of the following:-Comfortable on-road with safety as the primary concern; very limited body roll if any-Comfortably seat my family of 5-Have the rear seat removable for â€œadventuringâ€ into the backcountry for extended periods of time (in order to accommodate the ARB cooler and tool box)-Strong and reliable beyond belief-Off road capable for handle anything we could fit it through, over, around, etc.-A completely functional, road worthy, off-road worthy vehicle.
Provenance:After detailed years of searching, I came across â€œTitanukâ€ (spelling altered for originality) - the name given to it by the legendary Steve Kraemer of CalMini out of Bakersfield, CA. This was his personal rig that he would take to shows to market his products for Samuraiâ€™s. Steve Kraemer and Cal Mini are known for their outstanding reputation for designing and creating quality parts for the off-road industry. This rig now sits on his suspension and is adorned with his rock sliders and other body protection. I bought the vehicle directly from Steve.
If this wasnâ€™t enough, the vehicle then underwent a complete transformation with the legendary Gary Munck of Petroworks, Fallbrook, CA. For those who do not know, Gary is the premier expert on Suzuki Samuraiâ€™s. He is commonly knows as the Godfather of the Samurai. Thus, Gary and I sat down and designed what the rebuild would consist of and the proper protocol for implementation. No expense was spared to achieve our goal. He is responsible for the custom designed and built dash, built and installed new rebuilt motor, all wiring, clutch rebuild, complete wiring and engine swap, fuel cell, gauge cluster and implementation, etc. I have receipts totaling over 35K with Gary alone.
The engine is from a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick. Even though it only had 40K miles on it, I had it completely rebuilt so as to alleviate any potential or future issues.
The Good:Everything works - and I mean "everythingâ€ (see below for battery hold down)No known rustSolid frame and and points of attachmentNo driveline wobbleNo floating on the road
The Great:RARITY - if you are looking for something that is exponentially hard to find, here it is. NO LEAKSCompletely ready to go - NOTHING NEEDED!
The Bad:Although stored inside most of the time, Paint is about an 8 out of 10 stars (if I was being super-picky).Need new bracket hold down on one battery.
The Ugly: None
List of goodies:-Calmini springs with U-bolt protection plates-Custom engraved switch panel-Custom engraved front hand support on passenger side integrated into cage-Kong T-case cross member protection and support-6.5:1 T-case (will climb a tree) - single stick operation-All new Autometer II gauges with custom backlit glow; GPS regulated speedometer-Alpine detachable face stereo system (installed by the great Beach Auto Sound in Huntington Beach, CA)-Custom built roll cage freshly powdercoated that allows fitment of the hardtop if desired-Custom seats designed and built by Twisted Stitch with built in heaters or ALL 6 SEATS, pockets for glasses/goggles and behind the seat storage, lumbar on front 2 seats-4 point Harnesses on all seats-ARB lockers front and rear with controls located on the stick shift - custom built housing-CB radio-Race Radio-Custom dash-Custom Winch controls on dash-Custom switch panel built by 12V guy!-Upgraded steering wheel-Bead lock wheels-BFGoodrich tires with 5k miles on them-Rebuilt clutch with 5,000 miles on it-Rebuilt factory motor (â€™95 Sidekick) with 5,000 miles on it-Complete CARB approved with all paperwork-New Transfer case isolaters-New catalytic converter-Custom underseat storage with full extension pull-out drawers - (all aluminum for rust prevention and less weight)-Custom rear seat that is removable with 2 pins and rack for ARB cooler storage and food storage for long trips-Custom rear and front bumpers with RotoPax fuel and water storage-Interior coated with bedliner-LED lights-Dual Odyssey batteries-Mean green starter-CARB approved headers-50 State approved engine conversion with paperwork (passes smog without a hitch)-Safari rack freshly powdercoated-New drivelines (all 3)-Dual Odyssey batteries-Tinted glass and winshield-Tuffy lockable storage container-Auxillary air chuck at front bumper-Remote â€œtow-truckâ€ style jumper cable attachment (so you donâ€™t have to raise the hood to jump someone or use a â€œready welderâ€ (for sale as well if you want it - never used).-6,000lb winch with in-cab controls-15 Gallon fuel tank-HO Alternator-Too many goodies to list. The options and level of detail put into this rig exceed the sum of its parts. It is a truly a vehicle of beauty and application!
Payment methods:$1,000- deposit via paypal within 24 hours; balance cash in person - no â€œfunny money"If you have less than 10 verifiable purchases on Ebay, donâ€™t bother biddingDonâ€™t ask what the reserve it; thatâ€™s why itâ€™s a reserveSeller may end auction at any time
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