Price: US $5,555.00 Item location: Boulder City, Nevada, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Suzuki
  • Model: Samurai
  • Type: SUV
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 72,399
  • VIN: JS3JC51V1J4140055
  • Engine size: 1.8L Volkswagen Turbo Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual 5 SPEED
  • Drive type: FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
  • Interior color: TAN
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Suzuki Samurai Tin Top Custom 4x4

Rare & Collectible

2003 & 2007 Four Wheeler Magazine Top 10 4X4s


1989 Suzuki Samurai Tin Top 4x4

Turbo Diesel

What does the world's fastest Duramax Diesel known as the Mormon Missle have to do with this Suzuki Samurai?

A Lot!

This is the owner, esigner and builder (with a lot of help from a great team) Lynn Goodfellow.

Of both Cars.

Local resident and friend of mine Lynn Goodfellow knows how to design, uild and drive some very amazing cars. Some fast, ike the Morman Missle (343 mph even with it on fire and burning his fingers off his hands) And some a whole lot slower with complete different functionalities, ike this Suzuki Samurai Tin Top. Taking years to build, esign and get to this level, Lynn sought out to have the perfect off-road vehicle for his many adventures. Some of the important concepts behind this build were, t had to be a rust free, undamaged Tin Top Samurai, e wanted it enclosed and air conditioned. He also wanted a 4x4 that he and his grandkids could ride in safely and go on any trail that was as thin as 60". Four wheel enthusiasts know why that is important. Next, t had to have power and torque to go places high and low and that meant an engine swap. A Turbo Diesel Volkswagen engine mated to a five speed transmission was perfect fit and design. Reinforce the frame, ront to rear with near overkill and create a exoskeleton frame that would just be the start to his design. This is seriously one of those vehicles anyone can call...a One OF A Kind.

As you preview the pictures below, ll that I can hope is that you can see all the details to his mindset in this spectacular build. Thoughtful, eriously engineered, oncepts of a mind (now in his 70s) that thought of all the scenarios he might find himself in with an Off-Road 4x4 that he wanted to go anywhere in.

Wait until you see all the details in the 171 pictures below.

If you want to make a deal,

pick up the phone and talk your serious offer.


Before you send me that awful question, what's your reserve or bottom line", et's take a moment to explain market values and how to get a deal on eBay. There isn't any "Book Value" from the Kelly Blue Book or NADA Guide on a car like this. Figures both selling and buying for cars like this are subjective in nature and the only number that counts, f you are the seller, s the one from a serious buyer that makes you an offer. Over 28 years in thebusiness, ealers like myself, uy and sell by looking at what it must have taken to build a car like this and take a rough guess as to what someone might buy it for. Do I have an asking price, ure if you want to hear me shoot at the moon, ut that number will have nothing to do with what you may offer whether that's higher or lower. That is why we sell exclusively on eBay and at other reputable auctions. The numbers or offers come from the buyers that are serious and just like me, ake their own minds up as to what they are willing to spend. We arehere to sell cars. With thirteen yearsexclusivelyon eBay and perfect feedback, t's obvious we do.

How? Well, hat's easy too. Real buyers with serious offers in mind call us. They almost always want to talk to the person in charge; that's me. I want to talk to you too and help you own this awesome vehicle. It keeps me in business. So, f you want a fantastic vehicle like you see here, ne that is far above the average in condition, erviced and documented like this, simply call. Asking through email for my bottom line? Well, I just think you're not too serious or willing to make an offer; makes it a waste of my time and yours. If you just want to know what the market value is, o what we do, ook atKelly Blue Book andNADA Guideand other online sources. Does that mean we always hope to get exactly book value, above or below? That's a loaded question. Depends on the rarity, iles andcondition. Most important though, ince you "are" a serious and capable buyer, all me and let's talk. I don't wear a Plaid Coat, don't talk really fast and I am the guy in charge, he owner, nthusiast and purveyor of some of the finest cars on the internet...not to mention the best thorough presentations.

Let's make a deal...Call me


1989 Suzuki Samurai Tin Top 4x4


Showing on Odometer: 72,399 (exempt)

Engine: 1.8L Volkswagen Turbo Diesel

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

Exterior: Tan & Orange

Interior: Tan Vinyl

Over 176 high resolution pictures below.

Cool Stuff

Early 90s VW Turbo Diesel Engine

5 Speed Manual Transmission

Removable Exoskeleton Roll Cage

Modified Custom Front and Rear Bumpers & Side Bars

Air Conditioning

Air Compressor

Multi- Point Positioning Electric Winch

4 Passenger Seating

Custom Lift & Coils Suspension

Tow Bar for Rear Wheels Off Ground Towing

Electric Tow Bar Raising Devise

Rear Axle crank Lifts

15" Painted Steel Wheels

Sound Deadener, hino Lined Interior and underside

General Grabber Steel Belted Radials P235/75R15 (front & rear)

Desert Lift Jack

4 Wheel Drive Hub Tool (for when you don't have fingers or aren't strong enough to turn the hubs)

Towing Lights Expandable to 8'

Sun Visors

Day/Nite Mirror


Courtesy Lights

2-Speed Wipers

Tinted Windshield

Spare Tire

Read, iew and pour over hundreds of pictures. We don't hide anything and we have years of satisfied clients as you can see in our feedback. This is not an average restoration or build, t is a very nice quality, igh end road ready fully customized Suzuki Samurai Tin Top. It has only been driven about 500 miles since it was completed. The quality of this build can be seen up close and appreciated and we show that in our pictures, etails and disclosure so you can feel confident in making an offer that can buy this car. If you want this car like I did when I saw it, hen make it rain $100s and watch how excited I get to see you win and own this car. That is what I am about. People ask me all the time, have you ever wanted to keep one?" Of course I have, ike this one, ut I love selling dreams and seeing people reach them. I get them, rive them, show them, eet great new friends with them and get to have all the beautiful models pose with them for a permanent record of my fabulous collection of thousands of cars over the last 14 years. You get to do the same if you want...or just sit there and wait until someone else calls me and makes an offer that buys your dream. Nah! Pick up the phone to make your deal with me, ou won't get figures any other way unless you bid and hit the reserve. Good Luck and talk to you soon.

Complete, ll new steering and suspension with every single link, olt and (poly) bushing replaced. Doors, ood and trunk close solid, windows roll down smooth and all glass is crystal beautiful . . .

Acceleration is slow even though its a turbo diesel, he transmission shifts perfectly and the car corners like a serious off-road build; leans to and fro but doesn't tip over. For off road, it handles like a dream . . .just don't go racing on a curvy road, ring a bag if you do.

Everything is newly done in here and on the outside too. Not just the surface or what you see but below that too. Seats redone, oor panels, riginal dash pad in great condition, o carpet, eals all look and feel soft and the lights in here all work too.

Look carefully, es, etails like the door checks not being painted over. This was a completely disassembled car, hen painted and restored.

The original miles on this Samurai only at 72,399 and when I asked about the miles on the motor, ynn had no idea other than to say they fully tested and went through its compression and found it was in excellent condition. Lynn is financially set for life and didn't build this car to this extent to put a junk motor in it and leave him and his grandkids in the wilderness somewhere.

The buttons control the air compressor and the some of the lights.

Th functionality of the Samurai is outstanding. The cracks you see on the floor are from the Rhino Lining cracking over the rubberized floor insulation.

Volkswagen Turbo Diesel Engine...genious!

Air Compressor in the engine bay

Undercarriage framing & Connections

The Front and Rear of the frame modified for structural integrity.

The front bumper houses a desert jack and in the rear of the vehicle Lynn built a stowage location for the multi-point positioning winch.

Note the engine cooling fan for extra cooling

Location for more off-road lights

These towing lights expand out to 8' so you can see it behind your motorhome as you tow is with the rear wheels lifted off the ground.

This genius idea lifts the back end of the Samurai off the ground so you can tow with the custom towing bar. The rear axle can be raised to also lift the rear-end high enough to not hit bottom while towing.

Not lifted it sets at about 3.5 inches off the ground.

Lifted it sets at about 18 inches with more to go if needed.

These are the ratcheting levers to raise the rear axle.

Lifted here without raising the axle another 8 inches

Pins to lock in the front axles for towing free wheel.

Handle for turning the hubs, ynn lost his fingers down to one inch stubs when he set the speed record and one of his guys on his team made this tool to help him turn those front hubs. Details Details...and a great team of guys building a great off road car with Lynn.

A casual look underneath reveals pricey new parts and invites a closer inspection.

A note from the owner.

I am a “used car dealer” but before that, I’m an automobile enthusiast. I love original rare and high quality modified vintage cars and over the past decade I’ve been in business, ave come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, igh value vehicles. I specialize in and am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners. I have an experienced eye for quality but I’ve discovered that my preferred buyer can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, uilt my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer. Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, he bidder, hat this is an above average, xceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, t probably won’t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.

With just four employees and no sales people, realize how unusual a “dealership” like mine may at first glance appear. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, n unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner and Chris, wner of A-Best Auto Repair in Henderson, evada has my back. He and his crew can fix anything; from a low budget beater to the absolute most expensive exotic you can name, o job is too big and no small detail unimportant. They do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and nothing escapes their methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly “right” will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, ut a happy customer that says good things about me. Moreover; it allows my writer to describe the car with ease and confidence, omething that simply is not possible unless he thinks it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, y choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction.

After the vehicle is fully sorted it arrives at our facility where it encounters the suspicious eye of Tom, y writer that creates the presentations you see on eBay. He believes absolutely nothing I or anyone else tells him about the car as he combs over every inch, researches its history and documents originality and authenticity. Historical significance, arity, pecial features, ossible modifications and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 150 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and I’ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, nder the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they so meticulously clean. This reconditioning can sometimes take several days and I’ve converted a paint booth, specially prepared for the professional clay bar and polishing each car lovingly receives.

Usually, ’ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If it’s a fast car, e film it going fast. If it’s a 4x4 you’ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, orking sound system and watch the temperature fall on a digital, aser thermometer pointed at an air conditioning vent. How many “dealers” will video a Lotus Esprit doing a buck-eighty? We do.

No “dealer,” on-line or in the real world, akes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, he buyer, ith so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, nable to touch or feel their purchase, hat my vehicle is for real and what I say is the truth. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact. I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.

If you have any questions at all, lease call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offer serious, ou’ll find me the most accommodating business partner you’ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or “what is my bottom line” I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually pull the trigger, will happily quote you the absolute highest nationally advertised suggested retail price I can find – a number we both know will not buy the car so, on’t waste your time, r mine. I am after all, “used car dealer.”

Serious buyers know the maximum they can offer. I then must simply decide if I can sell for that number.

If you hit the reserve, he decision is no longer mine. I must sell at that number.

OFFERS GET MY ATTENTION: 702-353-7500 or Doug@vivalasvegasautos.com

If you want to make a deal,

pick up the phone and talk a serious offer.


I don't respond to emails asking for"bottom line, ale price, eserve, r Buy-it-Now" figures on top line cars.


The book values posted below are relevant to "real" selling figures.

NADA & KBB wouldn't be in business if they posted nonsense. But they only account for averages around the nation. If this car is less than or better than average, id or offer accordingly.

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Terms of Sale This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, evada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, ationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.

Third party, re-purchase vehicle inspections are welcomeBEFOREthe auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may haveBEFOREYOUBIDandBEFORETHEAUCTIONENDS. . .THEREARENOEXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, e invite you to stop by for a demonstration.

A$1000non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction . NO Exceptions! We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.

Full payment must be received within four (4) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, irect deposit or cash in person are acceptable butBANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERREDfor US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, oug Williams. M/Os willNEVERbe accepted.CHECKS in ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.

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We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, ust like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, o don't play irresponsibly online, e don't.
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This vehicle soldAS-IS,with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, t is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, cratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.

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