I have a 1986 Samurai that I took in a trade for a 2002 F350 quad cab 4x4 7.3. I had $14K in the Ford, not including my labor costs.
The previous owner, Tom West of Borrego Springs, CA told me he had over $25K in the build, he gave me receipts for over $14K and PROMISED me that if I didn't like the Samurai he would buy it back.
The Samurai has a fresh 1.3 powered by propane, has a Petroworks grs 2 transfer case, new 31 tires on what looks like bead-lock wheels (but aren't so they are street legal in CA), missing links front & rear, new YJ springs, power steering, air locker rear, lock-right front, on board air, and a bunch of other nice stuff.
I live in the high desert of southeast AZ and my off-road style consists of desert and mountain trails both of which I arrive to by driving my rig from my home to the trails. I do have a car hauler but, I don't really like to tow my rig 20 miles just to be able to drive it off road.
This vehicle is great for my off-road needs but, does not do road speed well because of the propane system. The Samurai is underpowered for highway use. The Samurai will do 55 but it takes time to get their and slows down at the slightest hill.
I did tell all of this to Tom West who, met with me and agreed to repurchase the Samurai for and agreed upon amount. A short time later Tom sustained a motorcycle injury which resulted in brief hospitalization and many pain killers which, I believe clouded his judgement. Rather than completing our agreement Tom changed his phone number and I have had no contact with him since that time.
Bottom line is that I now have a really nice Samurai that I don't want because it doesn't fit my driving style needs. My options as I see them are; 1) replace the propane powered engine with something else, Gary, of Petroworks, suggested a 1.6 - 16 valve swap. 2) Sell the Samurai and use the other two Samurai I own, or 3) Trade the Samurai for something that better fits my needs,
So, if you have an interest in this Samurai, please request and review the spreadsheet listing of the receipts that I have for it and we can talk sale or trade.
Steve Tyminski, Whetstone, AZ 85616
No stinking reserve.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||JS4JC51C5G4113413||Mileage:||2,500|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Make:||Suzuki|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Engine:||1.3 Propane|
|Fuel Type:||LPG||Drive Type:||4WD|
|For Sale By:||Owner|