Suzuki 1974-96 – 2018 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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It took us a while to sit up and take notice of Suzuki.

Suzuki 1974-96 – 2018 market review
1992 Suzuki Swift 1.3 GTi

Suzuki 1974-96 – 2018 market review

Suzuki has built cars since 1955 but Australia only took notice after 1975 when a tough two-stroke off-roader made just for us was released.

These early LJ50s are now hard to find but 1970s-80s LJ80 and Sierra models have a following and can cost $4500-7000.

Also gaining momentum is the Mighty Boy pickup that was a joke when new but a bit of a ‘cult car’ today. Still cheap enough though at under $5000.

Production car races in the late-1980s brought Suzuki’s Swift GTi to prominence, with suggestions it was the ‘new Mini Cooper S’. Excellent early GTIs make $6000, later SF versions $8-10,000.

Swift GT 1987-82 $4225 [8] 

Swift GTi 1993-96 $6400 [2]

Mighty Boy 1985-88 $3790 [10] 

LJ80/Sierra 4WD 1977-90 $4620 [19]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Japanese Classic Car Value Guide.

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