1987 Suzuki Samurai Tin Top / Hard Top

1987 Suzuki Samurai for sale in Prescott, Arizona, United States

Item location: Prescott, Arizona, United States
Make: Suzuki
Model: Samurai
Year: 1987
Mileage: 25,000
VIN: JS4JC51V5H4120249
Number of cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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Description for Suzuki Samurai 1987

1987 Suzuki Samurai Tin Top / Hard Top Custom Build

This Samurai is a very complete beautiful rare Tin Top which needs nothing and is ready to go as is. It has been thoughtfully outfitted with good street manners as well as very good off-road capabilities as such makes it a awesome all around rig.

It has always been garaged since I purchased it and fixed it up. It is an Arizona vehicle with zero body rust- None!. The engine is new and was installed approximately 13,000 miles ago and runs flawlessly. It has been lightly used by me and well taken care of (always parked inside or out of the elements). I do not abuse it by taking it out rock crawling like so many people do with these vehicles.

This Samurai was a Barn Find vehicle- Stored for over 17 years inside with a blown engine- It was in exceptional condition when I purchased it. There was no finding a title (that was long gone) so It had to be completely inspected by state of AZ motor vehicles to get a new title. It was given a clear title listed as Sal/Restored due to the fact it wasn’t running or drivable when inspected but in such good condition. Because of sitting hidden inside for so long it merited installing a new engine and going through vehicle to restore it to what you see today.

I had no intention in ever sell this vehicle having put a lot of money, time, trick amenities and effort into this rig. The only reason I am selling is I am moving to a smaller area and will not be able to keep it inside.

This Samurai gets allot of attention going down the road. I have even been asked to put it in a car show – go figure right. You will not find one that sits this nice, and doesn’t look like a ridiculous off road vehicle going down the road like so many of these end up looking. Everything works in this vehicle – Gauges, Heater, Lights, Warning systems, Horn, Wipers, Hubs, 4×4, High & Low Range, switches… as well it steers, brakes and drives excellent. I would take it anywhere.

Serious inquires only please. I by no means have to give this vehicle away. If you have any additional questions feel free to ask. Get more information at Always Buy and Sell

Vehicle specifics below


The vehicle had the original paint when I found it in a barn (have pics showing original condition as well as the build which will be provided to the buyer). Body panels were perfect. Was OEM original blue exterior/interior and never painted. I had it painted in 2016 (as I am not found of blue) to the beautiful color of Gun Metal Flake Iriodine Black/Silver as you see it now.



  • New installed (Have Pics to Prove) 1.3 Suzuki Sumo 11 motor with Performance Cam done in 2014. Engine has approximately 13,000 miles on it. Starts and runs excellent. Flies down the highway easily at 60-70 miles hour. Actually has passing power going down the highway (most Samurai’s are gutless)
  • New motor mounts complete- block and frame mounts
  • Anti sway driver side engine torque mount kit (Frame to engine)
  • Weber Upgrade Carb and air cleaner kit – with manual choke mount in dash
  • Radiator checked and flushed
  • All lines and coolant hoses replaced with new engine Install
  • Easy access fender mount winch relay system
  • New 2” high flow exhaust system
  • 100 Amp HO alternator
  • New battery
  • New Starter
  • New water Pump
  • 6AWG charge system wiring


  • Original Suzuki 5 speed transmission
  • New clutch at new engine install
  • Pressure plate resurfaced
  • New throw out bearing installed


  • Original Suzuki transfer case front seal replaced. Transfer case goes in
    and out easily and works flawlessly


  • Front Hubs have been regularly maintained greased and have new seals
  • Rear axle wheel bearings and seals replaced


  • Both drivelines have all U-Joints replaced and installed properly for balancing


  • Custom YJ 2” spring kit front and rear
  • Custom SPD shakle front kit with nylon bushing kit
  • Upgraded Pro Comp shock absorbers
  • Upgraded front torsion bar kit
  • HD Steering Rebound Dampener shock kit
  • Calmini OTT Steering Kit
  • Updated Pitman Arm
  • Updated stock steering linkage Yendal kit


  • New (Less than 500 miles)
  • 33×10.5″ Mud Terrain radial
  • Black steel 15″ modular wheels


  • New Brakes front/rear stop on a dime
  • Emergency Brake cable upgrade
  • Original Factory seat-belts and mounts
  • New Suzuki mirrors made by Suzuki Japan


  • SW Oil Pressure Gauge Professional install in dash
  • Original factory in dash clock
  • Standard Samurai speedometer, tachometer, fuel level and coolant
    temperature gauges all function well



  • Custom built Zuks Offroad HD winch bumper system
  • New never used integrated M5000 winch system with remote controller
  • Custom tow points for easy tow hookup system mounts in minutes
  • New Samurai front running signal lights and rubbers


  • All original never abused or damaged
  • Original great condition Samurai tail lamps and side markers


  • Dodge van front seats (larger and more comfortable seats than stock)
  • Upgraded seat mounts (slide forward/back farther 2 accept short/tall person)
  • Original sound deadener in front floor panels
  • No front carpet in at this time to show original floor has no rust
  • Dash is in beautiful condition no cracks
  • Upgraded Grant steering wheel
  • All glass in vehicle great condition
  • New front windshield
  • (Included in sale) Easily Removable Camp Chairs mount behind seats (see pics)


  • Roadless high power AMP with Apple phone plug and mount system. (Listen to
    Pandora going down the road or whatever is on your phone anywhere)
  • 12v charger and USB charger
  • Front mounted high range speaker system
  • High Power Gold Fusion fog driving lights. (switched)
  • High Power 48 inch Auxbeam triple bar 540w 54000lm LED light bar all relay
    wired built in switch system in dash. INSANELY BRIGHT… turns night into day
  • Factory back up lights hard wired switch controlled with extra backup light
  • Custom built hitch receiver for mini work trailer for yard work or hauling
  • In dash mounted easy controller for winch use while in truck or outside
  • Custom built low profile roof rack is very strong. No noise going down road
  • Custom #2 Ball shifter Knob

There is a lot more… but I’m tired off listing everything, so you get the picture. Always Buy and Sell has other items as well so search...

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