Condition: Used
Make: Suzuki
Model: Samurai
Type: SUV
Year: 1986
Mileage: 56,781
VIN: JS3JC51V3G4110063
Color: Red
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Boulder City, Nevada, United States
Air Conditioning
4-Wheel Drive, CD Player

Description for Suzuki Samurai 1986



1986 Suzuki Samurai JX 4x4 TinTop

56,781 Original Miles

Rare Factory Air Conditioning • 5 Speed Manual Transmission

Tow Behind Setup - G.R.S 2 Gear Reduction

Towing Lights • Dark Tint • Tow Package • Rare Under Cab Storage Case

Rebuilt Transfer Case - Modified*

Rust Free - Super Low Miles

56,781 Always Serviced Miles

Locally Owned, Serviced and Driven • Very Original

Why do we present our cars with models?

Because it's fun and it gets your attention. After all, this is Las Vegas. What more could you expect?

Let's be clear, the models pictured with the vehicles are paid for the express purpose of showing off and presenting the vehicles.

They are not included with the sale of the vehicles or available to go with them at any point during the presentation online.

In other words, Models Not Included

But included with this sale, the winning bidder that does complete thetransactionwill receive all digital photographs of the vehicle and the models if they want them.

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I do NOT Answer EMAILS Requesting Price

Before you send me that awful question, "what's your reserve or bottom line", let's take a moment to explain market values and how to get a deal on eBay. There isn't any "Book Value" from the Kelly Blue Book or NADA Guide on a truck like this. Figures both selling and buying for cars like this are subjective in nature and the only number that counts, if you are the seller, is the one from a serious buyer that makes you an offer. Over 29 years in thebusiness, dealers like myself, buy and sell by looking at what the rarity is and how difficult it may be to find such a unique vehicle like this one. Do I have an asking price? Sure, I posted a Buy it Now right on the listing, but that number will have nothing to do with what you may offer whether that's higher or lower. That is why we sell exclusively on eBay and at other reputable sites. The numbers or offers come from the buyers that are serious and just like me, make their own minds up as to what they are willing to spend. We arehere to sell cars. With fourteen yearsexclusivelyon eBay and perfect feedback, it's obvious we do.

Real buyers with serious offers in mind, either bid and they almost always call us. They almost always want to talk to the person in charge; that's me. I want to talk to you too and help you own this awesome vehicle. It keeps me in business. So, if you want a fantastic vehicle like you see here, one that is far above the average in condition, serviced and documented like this, simply call. Asking through email for my bottom line? Well, I just think you're not too serious or willing to make an offer; makes it a waste of my time and yours. If you just want to know what the market value is, do what we do, look atthe vehicle closely and try to find another just like it with similar rarity and documentation. If you can't find one, just decide what it is worth to you to own it. That is what I did and all we can hope for is that you offer a bit more than I did so I can stay in business. Most important though, since you "are" a serious and capable buyer, call me and let's talk. I don't wear a Plaid Coat, I don't talk really fast and I am the guy in charge, the owner, enthusiast and purveyor of some of the finest cars on the internet...not to mention the best thorough presentations.

Let's talk...Call me



Be Prepared...You are about to view probably the cleanest most well cared for, perfectly equipped and hard to find 1986 Suzuki Samurai JX TinTops around. Not just any Tintop, but this one comes with factory Air Conditioning that blows ice cold. Not just that rare option, but it also has the underbody factory lockable storage box too. Now all that would be cool, but the best part of all is in the originality of this Samurai. Yes, that is all original paint...the stripes are wearing off, but they are there still. It's also a Nevada rust free Samurai... Top to bottom...and you will want to see the undercarriage; it's great looking...this Samurai has never been wrecked or abused. Local owned by a dear friend of mine that I've known for 21 years. He's getting to that age that going four wheeling just doesn't do it for him anymore. He often towed this behind their Diesel Pusher motorhome because it was like towing air. Maintained to perfection...because he always had the money to do so. So here is the bonus... The buyer will be exceptional pleased with this Samurai because it's the best one out there, also the buyer will enjoy cold air conditioning that usually never exists in these little SUVs... Nothing needs to be fixed or repaired. She's ready to drive away or be shipped home. Rust? Absolutely NONE. She's a solid Nevada dry car that was garaged kept most of its life and it truly shows.

*When my friend brought me this Samurai TinTop, he also brought me the specs for the rebuilt trnasfer case. Its a Gear Reduction System 2. It has a low range gear ratio of 4.89:1. This makes it 115% lower than stock in the low-range and 18% lower than stock in high range. With the stock ring & pinion gears (3.72:1), the GRSII give you a final drive ratio of 66:1. With 5.62:1 rign & Pinion gears, you can have a final drive ratio of 100:1. We also completely rebuilt the GRSII Transfer case with a split H patern alowing for both 2wd and 4wd low-range.

1986 Suzuki Samurai JX Tintop

VIN: JS3JC51V3G4110063

Odometer: 56,781

Engine: 1.3 Liter OHC I4

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

Exterior: Brick Red Paint

Interior: Gray Cloth

Over 145 high resolution pictures below.


Vehicle type

Two-door, hard

Vehicle class

Sport / utility

Powertrain layout

Front engine, four-wheel drive

Body structure

Body with chassis frame

Body material


Seating capacity




Leaf spring solid axle


Leaf spring solid axle


Steering gear box

Manual ball nut

Turning radius

16.7 ft. (5.1 m)

Toe in

0.08 - 0.24 in. (2 - 6 mm)

Caster angle

3º 30'

King pin angle

9º 00'



Power-assisted hydraulic


Disc, floating caliper


Drum leading and trailing

Parking brake

Lever-hand operated

Wheels and Tires

Wheel Type


Wheel size

15 x 5" (381 x 127 mm)

Tire type

All-season, steel-belted radial

Tire size


Spare size


Front hubs



Restraint System

Safety belts

Front and rear lap / shoulder belts

Fuel Economy

EPA Estimates - Manual


23 MPG


25 MPG

EPA Estimates - Automatic


21 MPG


24 MPG



1.3-liter, four-cylinder, in-line
8-valve OHC

Block material


Bore x Stroke

2.91 in. x 3.03 in. (74 mm x 77 mm)


80.8 cu. in. (1.3 liter)

Compression ratio


Induction system


Horsepower (SAE net)

60 hp @ 6500 rpm (45 kw)

Torque (SAE net)

lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

Manual Transmission


Five-speed, all synchromesh


Dry, single disc, diaphragm spring

Gear ratios













Transfer gear ratios

Low (4WD)




Differential ratio


Capacities / Calculated Data

Engine oil

7.4 U.S. pt. (3.5 liters)

Fuel tank

10.6 U.S. gal. (40.3 liters)

Engine coolant

10.69 U.S. pt. (5 liters)

Transmission oil

Manual (4WD)

2.76 U.S. pt. (1.3 liters)

Differential gear oil


4.2 U.S. pt. (2.0 liters)


3.2 U.S. pt. (1.5 liters)

Transfer gear box oil

1.7 U.S. pt. (0.8 liter)

Exterior Dimensions


79.9 in. (2030 mm)

Tread width


51.2 in. (1300 mm)


51.6 in. (1310 mm)

Overall Length

135.0 in. (3430 mm)

Overall Width (Body)

60.2 in. (1530 mm)

Overall Height

65.6 in. (1665 mm)

Minimum ground clearance

8.1 in. (205 mm)

Curb Weight


2094 lb. (942 kg)

Gross Vehicle Wt. Rating

2923 lb. (1315 kg)

Gross Axle Wt. Rating


1257 lb. (566 kg)


1675 lb. (754 kg)

Interior Dimensions

Rear cargo


32.5 in (826 mm)


50.0 in. (1270 mm)


40.2 in (1021 mm)

One thing about these Suzuki Samurais, they are wildly popular, but most are highly modified. That means you have to find a pretty good reason to buy someone else's project. In this case, you will not be buying a project. This is a running, driving, enjoy the air conditioning little SUV that is extremely original. The door panels, rear side panels and headliner are not original, but everything else is and I am confident, that is important to you just like they are to me . . .that's why you are still reading. So if you like what you see, read my feedback...it's great for the last 15 years on eBay. I don't over disclose not do I underdisclose...I want my clients happy because they get what they see and in most cases, are quite suprised when the cars look even better in person.

Extreme quality condition mechanically and cosmetically, ZERO rust or faulty components. Tires are older but in good enough condition to drive in town and on the freeway, but they are not brand new. Brakes are like new as you see in the pictures. All lights work too. Great driver in great original condition..now that is pretty darn rare to see with these SUVs.

Spectacular interior looks almost new with power windows and locks, cruise control, tilt steering, am/fm/cd/stereo, console storage, dual front airbags, fold-down rear seats and a lot more . . .Don't get stuck here looking at Betty Jean's figure. She is one of my favorite models. A nationally recognized IFBB Bikini Pro who competes almost mothly around the nation winning many first place trophies. What's even more amazing, she's 45 years old...a powerhouse advocate for Alzhiemer patients and care. So, it's not just about capturing you attention...Betty Jean loves being a VivaGirl and showing off my cars for me.

Fresh Oil Change, new belts and hoses . . .

1.3 Liter OHC I4 Engine

60 horsepower @ 6500 rpm 45lbftTorque 3500 rpm

All VIN tags present - No Wrecks . . .

Looks like a brand new truck under here and we can see the beefy skid plates up front and under the fuel tank . . .

New brake pads too . . .

VIN Decode: JS3JC51V3G4110063
country J Japan
manufacturer S Suzuki
vehicle type 3 SUV
body style J Hard top Samurai
engine C 1.3 L ohc I4
series/drive type 5 Hard Top 4x4
restraint system 1 manual belts
line V JX
check digit 3 matches per NHTSA
model year G 1986
assembly plant 4 ?
sequential production number 110063

A note from the owner.

I am a “used car dealer” but before that, I’m an automobile enthusiast. I love original rare and high quality modified vintage cars and over the past decade I’ve been in business, have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles. I specialize in and am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners. I have an experienced eye for quality but I’ve discovered that my preferred buyer can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer. Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, the bidder, that this is an above average, exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, it probably won’t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.

With just four employees and no sales people, I realize how unusual a “dealership” like mine may at first glance appear. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner and Chris, owner of A-Best Auto Repair in Henderson, Nevada has my back. He and his crew can fix anything; from a low budget beater to the absolute most expensive exotic you can name, no job is too big and no small detail unimportant. They do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and nothing escapes their methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly “right” will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, but a happy customer that says good things about me. Moreover; it allows my writer to describe the car with ease and confidence, something that simply is not possible unless he thinks it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction.

After the vehicle is fully sorted it arrives at our facility where it encounters the suspicious eye of Tom, my writer that creates the presentations you see on eBay. He believes absolutely nothing I or anyone else tells him about the car as he combs over every inch, researches its history and documents originality and authenticity. Historical significance, rarity, special features, possible modifications and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 150 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and I’ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they so meticulously clean. This reconditioning can sometimes take several days and I’ve converted a paint booth, especially prepared for the professional clay bar and polishing each car lovingly receives.

Usually, I’ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If it’s a fast car, we film it going fast. If it’s a 4x4 you’ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, working sound system and watch the temperature fall on a digital, laser thermometer pointed at an air conditioning vent. How many “dealers” will video a Lotus Esprit doing a buck-eighty? We do.

No “dealer,” on-line or in the real world, takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, the buyer, with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, unable to touch or feel their purchase, that my vehicle is for real and what I say is the truth. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact. I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.

If you have any questions at all, please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offer serious, you’ll find me the most accommodating business partner you’ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or “what is my bottom line” I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually pull the trigger, I will happily quote you the absolute highest nationally advertised suggested retail price I can find – a number we both know will not buy the car so, don’t waste your time, or mine. I am after all, a “used car dealer.”

Serious buyers know the maximum they can offer. I then must simply decide if I can sell for that number.

If you hit the reserve, the decision is no longer mine. I must sell at that number.

OFFERS GET MY ATTENTION: 702-353-7500 or Doug@vivalasvegasautos.com

If you questions about anything,

pick up the phone and talk a serious offer.


I don't respond to emails asking for"bottom line, sale price, reserve, or Buy-it-Now" figures on top line cars.


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Terms of Sale

This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.

Third party, pre-purchase vehicle inspections are welcomeBEFOREthe auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may haveBEFOREYOUBIDandBEFORETHEAUCTIONENDS. . .THEREARENOEXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to stop by for a demonstration.

A$1000non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction . NO Exceptions! We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.

Full payment must be received within four (4) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, direct deposit or cash in person are acceptable butBANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERREDfor US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, Doug Williams. M/Os willNEVERbe accepted.CHECKS in ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.

Free and clear title is in seller's possession and will be transferred upon payment in full.

Important: Winning bidders for automobile transactions are not obligated to purchase nor is the seller obligated to sell to any winning bidder according to eBay's policies, see (pages.ebay.com/help/policies/non-binding-bid.html). Bidders that win an auction and then do not pay, spoil the integrity of the eBay experience and cause sellers to incur additional costs and losses due to the non-paying bidders negligence and disregard for honest dealings. If you win this auction and we collect your non-refundable deposit via credit card, Paypal or any other means, you agree to waive your right to claim your deposit back with any arbitration to your bank, credit card issuer or PayPal.

If you do not intend to complete this purchase,DO NOT BID.

If your User ID contact information is not up to date on eBay,DO NOT BIDuntil your correct it. We cancel bids when we find contact information invalid.

If you bid just to see what a reserve is then cancel your bid, we will immediately cancel your ability bid on any of our auctions in the future.

We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, just like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, so don't play irresponsibly online, we don't.
We will happily do whatever is required to assista legitimate bidder that intends to purchase the vehiclewith their transaction.

This vehicle soldAS-IS,with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, it is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, scratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.

When you bid, you understand and agree to these terms.

Please call Doug @ 702-353-7500 withANYquestions.Email:Doug@VivaLasVegasAutos.com

Sales tax, Smog and title fees may be applicable to Nevada residents.

A Document Fee of $250.00 will be added to the closing auction price.

An Optional 15 Day Drive Away Permit is available for $18.25.

New eBay bidders with (0) feedback or international biddersmustmake contact by

email or phone at least 2 hours before bidding.

We reserve the right to cancel bids if necessary to protect our clients.

Research for this ad was done with all due diligence toward an accurate presentation of the facts. All information herein represents our sincere effort to be correct. If we have made any obvious errors or provided information later found to be inaccurate, it is still your responsibility to inspect the pictures for verification. Descriptive words like "perfect" or "flawless" are subjective opinions because nothing is perfect; flaws are inevitable. If you question what you see, feel free to inspect our vehicles in person or by a professional inspection servicestrictlyprior to the close of this auction. Post auction inspections are unacceptable and we reserve the right to sell to the follow up bidder immediately.

Viva! Las Vegas Autos, Inc. 707 Yucca St. Boulder City, Nevada 89005 Office Line - 702-889-Viva (8482) Fax Line - 702-889-8486 Dlr # 26850 Doug Williams Owner Direct Line - 702-353-7500

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Please let us know if you see our vehicles under listings of obvious question or if you receive a "Second Chance Offer" with any e-mail other than ours. You can easily recognize the crooks with the stupid low "Buy it Now" price and the direct e-mails off the eBay system. They'll never disclose a telephone number or address either. If they won't talk to you, return a call or can't send you a copy of a title to the vehicle . . . DON'T SEND THEM MONEY or fall for their sneaky e-mails and redirects attempting to get your seller ID and password.

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