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1986 Suzuki Samurai Hardtop Great Running Rust Free California Car No Reserve! on 2040-cars

Year:1986 Mileage:111147
Location:

Newport, Minnesota, United States

Newport, Minnesota, United States

NO RESERVE, min. bid $7400.  If you bid you are committing to PURCHASE this vehicle. $500 deposit due within 48 hours after close of auction and full payment within 7 days. I will not ship but will make available for pickup. It has a tow bar and wiring so it can be towed anywhere or you can drive it anywhere. (I drove it from San Diego to Minnesota when I bought it) 

NO TRADES, WILL NOT SELL PARTS, and will not sell outside of the ebay auction.

I purchased this rare 1986 tin top Samurai in 2008 from a close friend in San Diego.  He used it to tow behind his motorhome.  Since I have owned it I have stored it in an enclosed trailer from Oct.-April every year.  It's never seen snow.  It is rust free with the exception of the surface spots shown in the pics. It is 90% stock and original.   The only modifications are a new exhaust, new door straps, add-a-leaf springs on all four corners (easily removed if you want)  to give about an inch and a half of lift to allow for the five brand new BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A 215/75-15 tires, which are a bit taller than stock,  the carb vent tube, the tow brackets and wiring, and new window channel rubber. Everything else is original including the mud flaps, trailer hitch etc. 

It runs great, the interior is good,   the seats are good with the exception of the vinyl split on the drivers seat back. They need to be cleaned!  If selling price exceeds $7500 I will include a grey fabric Rugged Ridge Samurai seat !!

Everything works, the carpet is like new, 4x4 works flawlessly. The body is straight and correct.  Fan has all speeds, intermittent wipers work, radio works, clock works, etc.   

INCLUDES Suzuki SHOP MANUALS and VEHICLE COVER ! !   Also includes many extra little parts, wiper blades, spare door mirror(new)  cubby hole door, and other misc. stuff. (I might have air and oil filters around too, but no promises)  The tow bar attaches in minutes, and it's wired so all you do is plug it in to your vehicle trailer plug and then the rear lights, turn signals, etc work along with your vehicle lights.

The paint has faded in spots, see the pics, it is worn off on the driver's side interior at the base of the window (where your arm hangs out in the summer!) the paint on the top of the bumper is faded, and the paint under the rear door lock is flawed.  There are a couple small dings on the passenger side of the hood apparently from the roof rack bracket contacting it when it was lifted into place.  The stripes are cracking in spots from the sun.  


If you have any questions, please ask BEFORE bidding.

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First, they want to prove that age shouldn't stand in the way of people doing what they want to do. Second, the group hopes to raise funds for the 'Heaven Can Wait I'm Busy' group, which aims to direct money toward worthy charities both in the UK and around the world. Save the Children and Oakhaven Hospice are the two currently designated charities.
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:00 EST

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