Orginal 1988 Suzuki Samurai No Reserve on 2040-cars
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 4
Trim: lx trim
Options: Cassette Player, 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Drive Type: 4x4 5speed
Disability Equipped: No
Exterior Color: White
Number of Doors: 2
Interior Color: Gray
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
i got this on a trade for a trailer i had. its an orginal unmolisted 1988 samurai. it has 0 rust,new tires and new factory carpet. it appears to be orginal milage,but no way to verfy,except for its conition. there were no dents,never been in a accident,o rust,engine looks new and runs great. it doesnt use any oil or smoke. there are no oil leaks at all. the paint was duel so i had it repainted its orginal color. i spent 1500 dollars on the paint job alone its clear coat base coat,and looks better than the day it was new,even painted the door jams.this is probably the nincest stock orginal truck on ebay,pictures dont do it justice.everything works as it should,it even has the factory calorion radio,which works.all lights work fine.the tires including the spare have about 300 miles on them. the only bad is a tear in the drivers seat,and the top has some scrapes over the passanger door,nothing bad.had the bumpers repainted also.the top is in realy great condition for its age no tears or rips,windows are clear. someone realy took good care of this suzuki. doesnt look like its ever been off road. if you are looking for a stock nice suzuki this is it.i will start the bidding at 2500.00 dollars no reserve so if you bid you will buy it.i need a 500 dollar depoist within 24 hours,remainder in 7 days. if you cant do this than dont bid.it you have 0 feedback email before bidding. if you have it hauled you are responable for arrangements and cost. i can hold truck as long as you need to secure shipping so you can shop around for the best deal,or you can fly in to knoxville and drive it home.shipping can run anywhere from 300 to 800 depending on where you live, you will have to make shipping arrangements on your end.its getting new right front blinker,and the right lower body moulding that goes under the door and connects to the flairs (missing in pictures) as it was damaged by the body shop when it was painted,they will be installed before auction ends. i do have title in hand and ready to transfer to the new owner.im hard on grading but would rate this truck at 9 ought of 10 almost as nice as the day it was new ,no disapoinents. will add pictures monday,as i was raining today,so put it on your watch list to check it out tomorrow aftrenoon.this truck is available for inspection or test drive anytime if you live close by. just to let everyone know there was no dents or even scratches before the repaint,it was just dull.i also have a new battery hold down strap,so ill be removing the bunji cord holding the battery down in the pictures.it does need a new tailpipe as it is rusty indicating it has sat for long periods of time
On Mar-25-13 at 14:32:55 PDT, seller added the following information:
it didnt have the back seat but i found one at a local junk yard for 50 dollars if the winning bidder wants it
On Mar-25-13 at 15:37:36 PDT, seller added the following information:
it was recently serviced with new cap,rotor,spark plug wires,plugs, and oil and filter and new air cleaner.i have all the fender emblems and tailgate emblems,they are in the glovebox
On Mar-25-13 at 16:46:56 PDT, seller added the following information:
i just found he orginal owner. his wife bought it off the showroom floor new in 1988, so this is the orginal milage.his wife died 7 years ago and sold it to my friend where i got it.he also had the orginal rear seat with the seat belts,so ill install it by auction end. he assured me she was the only driver of it and it had never been taken off road. this explains the trucks overall excellent condition. cant get much better than this.he also is the one who put the new tires and a new battery in it,and serviced it.this work was performed at the suzuki dealer
On Mar-25-13 at 21:34:18 PDT, seller added the following information:
had a few questions about ac,if you want ac you can go to a junk yard and for 150 to 200 get everthing off a geo tracker to have factory cold ac,if your instrusted in this i can locate the parts for you
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Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:59:00 EST
American Suzuki Motors is leaving us, but as long as the lights are on at YouTube, its commercials will stay behind to remind of the times we shared. We dug up nine commercials - sort of like a Time Life infomercial for an entire brand - and among the starring actors are the X-90 improving the 90s with the help of a Pez dispenser, the Peter Pan-ish Sidekick, Optimus Prime getting his pipes all smoked up over the 1987 Samurai and an XL7 that would have sold in the millions if its commercial were even half true.
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We've also included a remarkably oddball eight-minute featurette/commercial about a giant Suzuki Swift. You'll find the retrospective in the videos below. Enjoy.
The death of Suzuki's American automotive operations can be chalked up to many, many things. One thing it cannot be blamed on, however, is the arguable goodness of its products. The company's criminally underrated offerings included the Kizashi sedan, the SX4 compact and your author's personal favorite, the Grand Vitara.
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The GV rode on a radically different version of General Motors' Theta platform, which underpins the American manufacturer's current crop of crossovers, like the Chevrolet Equinox. What made the Grand Vitara special, though, was that it wasn't just another run-of-the-mill CUV. Buying the cheapest model meant living with rear-wheel drive rather than the Theta's typical front drive. Spend a bit of money, though, and you'd end up with an honest-to-goodness off-roader, sporting selectable four-wheel drive complete with low-range gearbox. It also comfortably sat five, was reasonably efficient and was quite handsome. We aren't totally sure how it turned into this.
This, of course, being the new Vitara (it replaces the Escudo, the vehicle Americans know as the Grand Vitara), and it will make its global debut at October's Paris Motor Show, which has ditched its four-wheel-drive system for a part-time all-wheel-drive system called Allgrip.
We haven't heard much about Suzuki since it decided to leave the US market in 2012, but things are going well for the little automaker these days with the recent announcement of record annual profits. It would seem that investors should be ecstatic, but they are starting to question the man at the helm. Company president and chairman Osamu Suzuki is now 84 years old and is guaranteed at least one more year as the leader, but shareholders want to know who is taking his place when the inevitable happens.
We're not being ageist, here. As long as the Suzuki can run the company to the satisfaction of investors, he absolutely deserves the top spot. According to Bloomberg, the issue making shareholders so edgy is that the business doesn't have a transition plan in place. The president obviously isn't a young man, and folks are worried that if something happens suddenly, there could be chaos deciding a successor and a free-falling stock price.
Suzuki's tenure at the company is somewhat astounding. He married the granddaughter of the founder and took her name because the family had no male heirs. In world where many people hope to retire as soon as possible, he's worked for the same automaker for the last 50 years, including stints as company president from 1978 to 2000 and 2008 to the present. Investors aren't questioning the president's ability as a business leader; they just want a clearer understanding of the automaker's future direction.