Fully restored and with only 55,600 miles on the clock.
It may not have the prestige of the Jeep Wrangler, or the history of the Toyota FJ, but something about the plucky little Suzuki Samurai is so wonderful, that it’s hard to ignore. Ending production in the U.S. in 1985, a few Samurai’s have stuck around, and collectors seem to be keeping them in good condition.
This Samurai is one of just a few that has been restored, and just one of a handful that still retains the original “tin top.” Ignore the matte olive drab exterior (or don’t), and you could snag it on eBay with a starting bid of $7,000 per this writing.
With only 50,000 original miles on the odometer, it’s one of the most pristine examples you’ll find today. Pair that with a fully rebuilt engine and transmission that have only logged 5,000 miles—done by the pros at Suzuki Lightning Conversions in Tampa, Florida—a spring over suspension lift kit, and 30×9.5-inch off-road tires, and it’s a recipe for fun.
The interior is mostly original (as far as we can tell), and everything remains in working condition—from the A/C to the gauges to the turn signals. The only immediately noticeable aftermarket accessory is the radio, though, that shouldn’t dissuade any true enthusiasts.
It’s a 30-year-old piece of off road history, one that any 4×4 fan should be happy to have in their driveway.