Posts Tagged ‘suzuki’

McDonough, Georgia, Part 2 – 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi

May 21, 2016

The Suzuki Cultus came in a number of humdrum variations that did a couple of things well – be cheap, and save gas. Somehow, their absolute bottom-end-ness makes them not quite as boring as a slightly larger bland-box – perhaps it’s because you really need to work to keep things on the move. But if you’re a fan of obscure versions of common appliances, you’ll know we’re not looking for one of those – it has to be either a Chevrolet Sprint Turbo or this 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi, for sale for $2100 in McDonough, GA.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi left front



Light Truck Tuesday – 1969 Suzuki Carry

April 22, 2014

Suzuki has now been gone from the American market for a couple of years, but it’s time to recall one of its first forays here. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the International Equipment Corporation imported the Suzuki Jimny micro-off-roaders. It’s likely they also imported a few of Suzuki’s Carry line of pickup trucks, as there are a few of them here and there in North America. A good alternative light truck for urban or landscaping use, they’re low on power, low on weight, and low on center of gravity. If you didn’t see the front-mounted cab and pickup bed, you’d probably think that description was something a lot more fun. Check out this 1969 Suzuki Carry for sale for $3000 in Paso Robles, CA.

1969 Suzuki Carry right front


Texas Truck – 1972 Suzuki Carry Pickup

March 25, 2014

If someone said they wanted to show you a truck from Texas, would you have expected this? Well, the Suzuki Carry and its ilk have been popular for quite a while among landscapers and owners of large properties. While they’re not legal for on-road use, they function pretty well as a sort of motorized wheel barrow, bigger than adapted golf carts and with a more conventional drive train. Powered by a 359cc two-stroke inline 2-cylinder putting out a robust 28hp, they featured a watered-down version of the previous (L40) generation’s Giugiaro styling, and could haul up to 770 lb. And while there’s not much engine in there, they’re pretty light and the front-mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout (with little weight over the back) means there might be some tail-out fun to be had, particularly on dirt roads. Check out this 1972 Suzuki Carry pickup for sale for $3500 in Anna, TX.

1972 Suzuki Carry left front