Samurai VIN: JS4JC51C5G4113413
I have this 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 and the builder, is from CA where the vehicle was registered when I received it, told me he had over $25K in the build of this Samurai. He gave me a receipts packet for over $14K and there are obvious missing receipts in the package so I know there is more into this vehicle than the $14K which I have receipts for. The build is professional quality.
This vehicle has been in the southeast California and southeast Arizona high desert its entire life. There is absolutely no rust.
The Samurai has a freshly built, by Petroworks, 1.3 liter engine, and is powered by powered by propane*, the Samurai has a Petroworks GRS-2 transfer case, new 31 tires on custom (what looks like) bead-lock wheels (but aren't so they are street legal in CA), missing link shackles front & rear, new Jeep YJ springs on a SPOA configuration, high-steer steering linkage, power steering, ARB air locker rear, lock-right front, on board air in addition to the AFB compressor, removable mud flaps, a custom tow bar that attaches to the front, front and rear receiver hitches, off-road lighting, New winch with synthetic cable mounted to new custom bumper, and a bunch of other nice stuff.
Sale includes New full white soft top, Bikini top, Winch control lead, Original steel doors and hardware, CB radio, Aftermarket performance CD player mounted in dust proof enclosure, Full receipt package, and other things that I probably can't remember..,.
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 am not into rock crawling or other such (what I consider) high intensity activities.
I do have a car hauler but I don't really like the idea of loading, then towing my rig 20 miles on a trailer to reach my trails, just to be able to unload it and drive it off road. I do have two additional Suzuki Samurai that I can simply drive to my off road trails with.
This vehicle is fantastic and over-kill for my specific off-road style and needs but, this Samurai does not do road speed well because of the propane system. The Samurai is built for off-road use and is thus underpowered for highway speed use. The Samurai is good for local roads and will do 55 but it takes time to get their and slows down at the slightest hill. Conversely, off road, it is ideal.
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 exceptional Samurai, please message me to request and review the spreadsheet listing of the receipts that I have for it and we can talk sale and/or trade.
Also feel free to ask for any specific photos or anything else you may need. The listed mileage is since the build was completed.
Steve Tyminski, Whetstone, AZ 85616
This auction has no reserve pricing.
*Propane power provides distinct advantages over gasoline powered engines to include: 1) of never needing to re-jet the carburetor due to altitude, 2) no carburetor flooding due to driving on steep inclines, 3) engines last many times longer than gasoline because of clean burning fuel, 4) less pollution than gasoline engines, 5) capable of indoor operation as properly functioning propane vehicles present no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, which is appreciated by the persons behind you on the trail.

Used Year: 1986
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JS4JC51C5G4113413 Mileage: 2500
Exterior Color: White Make: Suzuki
Number of Cylinders: 4 Model: Samurai
Transmission: Manual Trim: Custom
Body Type: Softtop Engine: 1.3 Propane
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: AWD
Fuel Type: LPG For Sale By: Owner