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Rare Suzie

Postby itsmehb » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:48 am

Dennis, thought of you when I saw this subie on our local cl. Never heard of this model.

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Re: Rare Subie

Postby Tentin » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:20 am

To be fair that's a Suzuki not a subie. Never heard of that one though, reminds me of a bigger version of the Suzuki Cappuccino
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Re: Rare Subie

Postby SRN » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:24 am

X-90's are cool. It's a Sidekick with a different body. Used to see them lifted in Moab pretty regularly back in the day.
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Re: Rare Subie

Postby itsmehb » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:28 am

Tentin wrote:To be fair that's a Suzuki not a subie. Never heard of that one though, reminds me of a bigger version of the Suzuki Cappuccino


Yes it sure is. Damn, I'm getting to old to make quick observations. Any way, was a new on to me.
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Re: Rare Suzie

Postby DSUZU » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:26 pm

I had forgotten about those. There used to be a few around here. Kind if a "feminine" version of a hard top Samurai. To be fair to Harry, I've had and commented on Isuzus, Suzukis, AND Subarus. ALL the Japanese "SU" vehicles (not to mention my much missed and adored Nissan / Datsun (260Z and Stanza), Toyota 4x4 pickup, and my Yamaha and Honda motorcycles. There was the Mitsubishi V-6 in our Dodge minivan, but BOTH were pieces of crap.
Oh, and speaking of the Z car, my buddy just recently sent a picture of where some clown LIFTED a Z and added a bull bar - SACRELIGE!!!!!
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: Rare Suzie

Postby itsmehb » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:56 pm

Dennis, didn't remember you mentioning the 260 before. They were sweet cars. I had a 71 240. Put in a 280 engine with a 5 speed. The engine came from Japan, and I put the twin su's off my 240 on it, Ran well. Removed all the emblems and had it painted. One of the first base coat, clear coat paint jobs. Picture really doesn't do it justice. It was nice
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Re: Rare Suzie

Postby DSUZU » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:29 pm

Same color as my buddy's 71 240. His was bone stock, except for a header. He had a 280 5 speed swapped in. My 260 came with an automatic and butt ugly green paint job. I swapped in a 4 speed, and had it painted 1975 Corvette yellow with black trim (rear panel, louvers). I bought a 1970 240 for 100.00 for the windshield, and sold the rest of it for the same price (minus the engine). The engine, which I gave to my buddy, came back to me about 20 year later. The Z remains among my top 5 favorite cars to have owned. Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N air filter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar. Engine is bored .020 oversize and upgraded to 1994 pistons, head and EFI system.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: Rare Suzie

Postby itsmehb » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:46 am

DSUZU wrote:Same color as my buddy's 71 240. His was bone stock, except for a header. He had a 280 5 speed swapped in. My 260 came with an automatic and butt ugly green paint job. I swapped in a 4 speed, and had it painted 1975 Corvette yellow with black trim (rear panel, louvers). I bought a 1970 240 for 100.00 for the windshield, and sold the rest of it for the same price (minus the engine). The engine, which I gave to my buddy, came back to me about 20 year later. The Z remains among my top 5 favorite cars to have owned. Dennis


Any pics, Dennis. Bet that yellow color really set it off. I had the black rear window louvers also. Yea, the problem I have with all my old car pics is they were before digital cameras and there old much like me and not as good as they once were. One of my top 5's also.
1990 Amigo, 2.3 5 speed (sold)
1991 Pick up (long gone)
2000 Amigo, 2.2 5 speed(sold)
1985 Trooper 1.9 4 speed (sent back to KS)
1989 Trooper RS 2.6 5 spd. Red

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Re: Rare Suzie

Postby Ed Mc. » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:27 pm

My brother has a 260Z that's been sitting in his garage for almost 30 years. He bought it used and drove it a few years then parked. He's now retired and this will be his retirement project, after he builds a big shop. It had earlier carbs but he went ahead and found a set of Triple Webers for it, that'll be really cool. It has somewhere around 90,000 original miles and virtually no rust, so it should be a nice restoration when he's finished with it.

I had a '79 280ZX 2+2 back in the day, and enjoyed that a lot. Now even the ZX's are collectible!
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Re: Rare Suzie

Postby DSUZU » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:25 pm

Somewhere, I have one picture. It's actually pictures front half and rear half. I will have to "take a picture of the picture" (digitalize) and see how it comes out. Oh, how I miss that car. A few years back (maybe 3), there was a trailer place I dealt with. Sitting in their warehouse under a coat of dust was a 65 Chevelle convertible, about a 64 Valiant convertible, and a 240Z. I went in one day and the ragtops were gone. They told me someone was supposed to come look at the Z for 2500.00, but he didn't show up. I could kick myself for not saying "If he doesn't show, give me a call". I probably could have had it on the spot. You can hardly touch a roller for 2500.00 any more. Of course, like anything else, I really don't have a (covered) place to keep it. Wife ain't going to give up her garage.
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N air filter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar. Engine is bored .020 oversize and upgraded to 1994 pistons, head and EFI system.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: Rare Suzie

Postby Ed Mc. » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:39 pm

Older, really nice examples of the 240 (and now the 280) have skyrocketed in value. Even a non-rusted hulk is worth quite a bit nowadays.

Years ago I had a '72 Datsun 1200 Coupe, you think you could find one of those anymore? I saw a pretty beat-up old rusty one on Fakebook and they were asking something like $6000.

And we won't even talk about my 1st car, a 1970 Mazda R100 Rotary Coupe! If I still had that one in the same condition today, I could sell it for something like $30,000-$50,000! That money would have bought a pretty nice '67 Mustang Fastback a few years ago!! They've skyrocketed as well.
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Re: Rare Suzie

Postby DSUZU » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:07 pm

So I did a search on "Datsun Z for sale" :shock: 20K seems to be low average. Plenty in the upper 30s. I did find a 73 locally for (asking) 10 grand, but it is a small block Ford / automatic conversion. Looks fairly straight, but doesn't have bumpers (ugly butt spoiler / air dam on the front). Guy said he'd work a better deal for a Z enthusiast (back to that no place to keep it - although the wife might decide it was hers and it could live in the garage :D)
Now for what my 67 Chevelle SS396 would sell for...
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N air filter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar. Engine is bored .020 oversize and upgraded to 1994 pistons, head and EFI system.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

https://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64060
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