Suzuki (1974-99) - 2020 market review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Suzuki (1974-99) from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide

People who preserve Suzukis seem to have quite strange priorities.

Once upon a time the Swift GTi hatch was seen as a reincarnated Mini Cooper S but look now for one in excellent condition and the search is futile.

The money people should be paying for a quality GTi is instead being spent on odd-looking Carry vans and pickups or fully-restored versions of the equally odd Mighty Boy.

Suzuki’s early LJ50 and LJ80 4WDs with 500cc and 800cc two-stroke engines have collector appeal and survive in surprising numbers.

The Sierra 4WD is still viable as a serious off-roader and values are steady.

Swift GTi 1988-98 $3100 [7] 

Mighty Boy 1985-88 $5720 [7]

LJ50/LJ80 $3415 [6] 

Sierra 4WD 1984-96 $6055 [16]

Carry Van/Pickup $7895 [5]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide.

See the 2019 Suzuki market review here


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