1991 Suzuki Cappuccino

SOLD FOR $14,500

This 1991 Suzuki Cappuccino (chassis #EA11R-100307) was recently imported directly from Japan back in early November 2016, and is now being offered for sale with a clear title and a valid Florida registration. There were only about 28k units produced for the Japanese market over a six year span, and along with the Honda Beat, and Autozam AZ-1, made up the roadster segment of Kei cars in the early 90's. These lightweights were known for their ideal 50/50 weight distribution, and high-revving motors that kept them relevant on the track in the hands of a skilled driver.

Most came from the factory wearing either bright red paint, or this one's gleaming silver scheme. The paint on this car received a thorough clay bar treatment, compound, wax, and sealant upon arrival, and all emblems were removed during the process for the sake of detail. The many included photos show the body work to be nearly flawless, with only a few small blemishes such as a few light scrapes on the lower valance and a small dent on the driver's rocker panel. All the signal lenses are clear and free of any glazing or cracking, and the emblems were polished and reinstalled after the paint work was completed. New Kumho tires are shod over OEM seven spoke wheels that are clean and exhibit no curb rash, and disc brakes are seen behind at each corner. The three-piece hardtop and foldable rear glass section give you several options to choose from: a fully enclosed coupe, a T-top, targa, or full convertible configuration. The protective bags for the roof sections are in great shape, and will be included with the car. Out back, a large diameter sport exhaust has been fitted by the previous owner, and while it does lend a nice tone, it isn't overly loud and raucous either.

The interior wears a dark grey hue, and has remained remarkably well-preserved throughout. The dashboard shows no cracking or signs of sun fade, and beyond a few very minor scuffs, exhibits no other damage. The leather seats look equally as nice, and the bolsters on both appear hardly worn at all. The instrument pod is clear and legible, and the tach highlights the motor's high-revving nature with an 8,500 rpm redline. Just under 67k kilometers are shown on the odometer. The controls on the center console are straight forward and intact with no missing or broken hardware. The original Kenwood stereo remains, but being set to Japanese frequencies it doesn't pick up anything in the states and will need to be changed out if the next owner wishes to have tunes on-hand. The A/C and heater are both functioning, and there is a small parcel found behind the seats that provides just a bit more carrying capacity. Out back, the trunk can fit a duffel bag as long as the roof panels are installed up top, and below the load floor rests a spare tire, tool kit, and jack.

Under the hood, a 657cc turbocharged and intercooled three-cylinder is found, and was rated at 67 HP from the factory. It is a smooth and quietly running engine, with no leaks or other issues at present. An oil change was recently completed, and a few other new parts were installed such as a battery, alternator, spark plugs, and filters. The coolant was deemed to be in good condition and was not serviced. The timing belt was changed at some point by the previous owner, but the mileage count at the time remains unverified. The firewall, shock towers, and front air dam are super clean and don't show any evidence of corrosion, and the motor is free of any grime or fluid deposits. The undercarriage is also very clean and free of rust.

Jonathan DarabosSold