1983 Suzuki Jimny SJ410
In 1970, the first generation of Suzuki branded 4-wheel drive vehicles were introduced to the market and produced until 1981. This first generation of Suzuki was under 9ft long to take advantage of certain tax privileges and other benefits in Japan. The second generation of 4-wheel drive vehicles, the SJ410, produced from 1981 through 1998, was branded the Jimny, received a larger engine and was lengthened and widened for export purposes. Suzuki began exporting the Jimny Brand to Hawaii in 1981 and the lower 48 United States in 1985 under the Samurai nameplate.
The car presented at auction was exported to and sold in the Hawaiian market to a high end Resort on the Island. It was used to transport guests around the resort and the Island and driven 1183 miles. The resort sold the car to it's second owner in 1983 who had it transported to Montana, where it has resided since. The second owner kept meticulous records of fuel purchased and maintenance performed, then sold the car in 1991 with 63,061 miles. The third owner put approximately 10,000 miles on the car over the next 10 years, then in 2001 the Suzuki was parked in a garage due to health issues of the owner. A new, factory top was installed during this time.
The beautiful, well preserved car emerged from obscurity in 2017. It was professionally brought back to life and is now ready for the next owner to enjoy! The top is in excellent condition and the windows show clear. The front seats were re-covered and the carpet is original to the car. The interior of the car maintains the original stickers, applied at the factory, on the doors and the dash. The dash and door covers are in excellent, original condition. The body is straight and the original paint shows very well. The painted wheel-wells also show exceptionally well. The original decals present very well, with slight cracking evident in the passenger side decal.
This Jimny is equipped with the in-line 4 cylinder 1 Liter engine. The car is equipped with a manual transmission and has locking front hubs for 4 wheel drive operation. The car runs and drives very well and is ready for the next owner to enjoy.
Auction Estimate: $4000-6000