1987 Suzuki Samurai soft-top jeep must see!
Price: - Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Make: Suzuki
- Model: Samurai
- Year: 1987
- Mileage: 105630
- VIN: JS4JC51C2H4195084
- Color: Teal
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Gray
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1987 Suzuki SamuraiUp for sale is my 1987 Suzuki Samurai, which was bought 4 years ago and mostly kept in a heated garage at work. Title is free and clear. I have driven it less than 5k miles, but it runs great, and it has taken me to Indianapolis and back with no issues.
The car is soldas is, and you are more than welcome to arrange to meet and see it in person. I took the photos just this morning, so they reflect the exact condition of the car right now. You can see that there is some cosmetic damage due to rust on both of the front and back fenders, and minimal rust on the floor of the car. There is no structural rust and the car feels solid when driving. Exhaust was changed just before I got the car and is in good shape.
Mechanically, the car is in good shape. The engine starts quickly and runs well, the clutch and transmission are going strong, and the 4WD works as expected. A few things that don't work: hot air, handbrake, speedometer (but all other gauges do work), LED lights (not connected). It loses a bit of oil (perhaps a quarter per 3k miles). Also, it doesn't have a radio.
Though it is clear from the photos, let me say the car is a 5-speed manual with 4WD and manual hubs, with the original engine, carburetor and electronics. The car doesn't have A/C, electric locks/windows, carpet (I got rid of it when I bought the car), back seat or spare tire (got stolen). I still have the car's jack but it is rusty, so I will replace it with a hydraulic jack and two brand new stands instead. I can also add an oil change waste container if you are interested.
Here are things I changed: Tires (4 years ago), master cylinder for brakes (2-3 years ago), battery and battery posts, radiator flush and new hoses, cap and rotor, NKG spark plugs and cables (a few months ago).In addition, all fluids in transmission/transfer case/differential were flushed and refilled a few months ago.The car has had regular oil/filter changes as well.I also have some parts that I bought early on to replace down the road, such as a water pump, timing and accessory belts, air and gas filters.
I was planning to keep this car for a long time and maintain it myself, but I had to move to a new place without a garage and so I kept it at work. Now, I got a new job in Atlanta and we can only tow my girlfriend's car behind the UHaul, so, grudgingly, I have to let it go.
The car is delightful to drive in the summer with the cover off (which was bought 4 years ago and is in mint condition). I hope that you, the next owner, will have time to enjoy it. And if you approach it as an investment, then this car's value will go up with time rather than depreciate. Cars like this with the cosmetic rust cleaned up sell for $5k or more.
On May-18-19 at 11:13:55 PDT, seller added the following information:
Forgot to say the car maintains its oil temperature at the mid-low end of the normal operating range and doesn't overheat. All lights and signals work as intended. The horn sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. Thanks