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It might seem strange to see a Suzuki Samurai in a collector car dealership's inventory, but that's dated thinking. These incredibly fun compact 4x4s have catapulted themselves out of the 'cult favorite' category and into the mainstream, with super-cool examples frequently popping up on the market. Take this 1993 Suzuki Samurai 4x4, with wicked-cool trim dimensions, a rugged lift sitting on oversized wheels, a swapped-in 1.6L Tracker motor backed by a 5-speed transmission, and an awesome green-and-black color combination found inside-and-out. Samurai's have always been incredibly respected out on the trails, and in the last few years they've become bonafide collector pieces in the vintage 4x4 hobby, with clean units like this leading the way.
In short, this is Japan's Jeep, offered in both convertible and 'tin top' iterations since 1970. All the rugged superlatives and 'go-anywhere' attributes used to describe the Jeep CJ can be applied here, and although they're diminutive statures may not appeal to everyone, Samurais have always been practical tools found in all corners of the world. SJ413s are exceptionally fun little vehicles, durable, maneuverable, and extremely competent off-road, and they have a classic look that didn't change much through the decades. The Samurai was imported into the US in 1986 and was instantly popular, but because they were so affordable (you could get a new one for $5-6k) they were also disposable, and most of them were pushed to the limits, sunk in mud, and faced the crusher before the turn of the century. So, finding one this clean, with a 3-owner, accident-free history spent in warm and sunny Texas is a rare find, and by the looks of things this baby didn't need any major surgery before it was restored. Wearing a shade that can only be called Olive Drab or Army Green, the paintjob looks more contemporary than you'd expect, and it's perfectly off-set by the blacked-out exterior accessories. It's not a show-quality job but it's really quite nice, especially at this price point, with a smooth, uniform application of a higher-end deep, glossy finish. Black powder-coated bumpers fore and aft are very butch, as are the custom-made step rails at the flanks, and with that 'stinger' push bar and Smittybuilt winch up front there's not much this Suzuki can't handle. Other nice features include a pair of PIAA fog lights mounted on either side of the cowl, a matching rear-mounted spare tire, and integrated LEDs inside the custom rear bumper. That black Rally hard top and the matching green doors are easily removable, which means this 4x4 is always just a couple minutes away from open-air cruising.
With sporty Corbeau bucket seats up front and a matching Corbeau Safari seat out back, this Suzuki is a sporter and bit more up-to-date than you might expect, but the rest of the interior is still very much Suzuki. Black diamond plate panels on the doors and interior of the car provide an extra layer of protection and look super-tough, while the black rhino-liner protects the tub, wears like iron, and is easy to clean up after a day out on the trail. The original Samurai gauges are still ahead of the driver just like stock, as is the original dash, although a new Grant GT steering wheel was mounted at the helm to upgrade the feel of the road for the driver. An original shifter between the seats manages a reliable, rugged 5-speed manual, and a new roll bar with a fresh Targa pad was installed to stiffen the body and protect the passengers when the top is off.
Mechanically, however, all traces of the original wheezing Samurai powerplant are long gone, replaced by rugged, more reliable American Geo Tracker 1.6L 16V 4-cylinder motor – a common swap in modern Samurai builds that was also used in later-year Suzuki Sidekicks. That extra capacity provides more than adequate power and torque to make this Samurai a champion of the stop light grand prix, and gives it plenty of bravo off-road. A cold air intake system with a cone-filter set-up works in tandem with a set of Thorley headers to give this little bruiser even more pop, and even though the exhaust system sounds nice and throaty it still comes equipped with a catalytic convertor. The engine is rather neatly stuffed into the engine bay with not a lot of room to spare but everything works well and it actually looks like something that should have come this way originally. There's a custom aluminum radiator up front and power brakes give it eyeball-popping stopping power. The lift underneath is substantial enough to traverse just about any task ahead of it, and the blacked-out Rockstar II wheels look awesome wrapped in 35x12x.5x17 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires with plenty of tread left.
Look at this killer 4x4, how can you lose with a vintage ride like this on the rise? Call today!