1992 Suzuki Cappuccino
The Suzuki Cappuccino is the little race car that could, a true go cart on steroids. Coming in at a tick under 1,600 lbs with 50/50 weight distribution what's not to love? This is one of the few cars that can make a Miata look big, coming in at merely 130" long by 55" wide it's amazing how much can be crammed in such a small package. Our particular pint sized brawler has been kept all stock. The paint has a deep luster and really shows off it's sporty lines. With 48K verified miles it does have some routine stone chips and blemishes to the paint & Fading marks however nothing out of the ordinary for a car of this age.
The aluminum bodywork has been well preserved, free of any notable dents or dings. While pictured in traditional coupe form the Cappuccino has a few tricks up it's sleeve. The top can be removed in several different configurations making it a real jack of all trades. With three removable panels you can have a traditional T top, fully removed for the full targa experience, or lower the rear wrap around window to the trunk making it a standard convertible. All while maintaining a proper aluminum roof to keep down on the wind noise and help to insulate in the colder months.
Despite it's diminutive nature the interior is shockingly spacious. The ergonomics of everything show how well thought out the Japanese approach form and function. The interior has been kept in excellent condition, free of any Major rips or stains. The leather shows well for it's age with no severe cracking or bolster degradation. Small Rip on Driver Seat is all. The stock seats offer excellent support and really hug the driver well. Due to the nature of the Kei segment the vehicle is certainly geared towards smaller drivers. At 5'11" 220lbs I can fit.
The Momo race wheel does help to try and offer some additional space under the wheel however my knees do crowd the wheel. I can comfortably drive it, but it wouldn't be my first choice to make a 10 hour road trip in. The gearbox is in the perfect location and has superb layout. The power windows are located on the center console and operate as they should. The climate control is functioning like normal with cold A/C for days when you don't want to pull the roof.
To help with chassis rigidity when you drop the top a polished Quest roll bar was tucked in front of the back glass. The factory radio was upgraded with a newer Sony single din however it has limited function here in the US. Since it has been upgraded already though it will make putting in a new, US compliant radio, much easier.
Power comes from the mighty 657cc DOHC three cylinder (F6A.) Until you pop the hood nobody would ever believe that this thing is power by the fuel efficient .7 liter. The little F6A fires right up and idles smoothly. The direct steering and superb gearbox make it an absolute blast on back roads. I can only imagine how well set up this would be for a tight autocross course. The gearing is surprisingly well set up for US roads, at 70 mph you're sitting at around 5K rpm with another 3.5K to go. Our techs have gone over the car to ensure that everything is turn key ready to rock.
With it's incredibly balanced chassis, quick revving turbo, this featherweight is some of the most fun you can have on four wheels.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.
UNDERSTANDING OF GRADING SYSTEM
5.0 - The exterior may have some very minor scratches/scrapes and dents. A very difficult grade to obtain, the unit will be in near perfect condition with very minor imperfections.
4.5 The car is a very high grade that you can be confident in. The car may have some very slight imperfections in the body work, but will not need major repair. Grade 4.5 and 4.0 are the top grades you could expect for a used car, and as such attract the top prices in the top 10%.
4.0 - The exterior may have some scratches/scrapes and dents. The car is in above average condition. No Crash history.
3.5 - The exterior has some noticeable large scratches/scrapes and/or large dents. They may require some minor panel beating work and/or painting. The car is in average condition taking in to consideration the year and Miles on the car.
3.0 - The exterior has many noticeable large scratches/scrapes, paint blemishes, and/or large dents. They will require panel beating work and/or painting.
2.0 - The car is in poor condition.
A - New or near new condition.
B - Very clean interior.
C - The car has some, or all of the following conditions:
1) Tears, cigarette burn marks, worn patches, dashboard warping, and/or has some small tears.
2) The interior is dirty and needs to be cleaned.
D - The car has some, or all of the following conditions:
1) Several cigarette burn marks in the interior.
2) Dashboard has a major warp.
3) The interior is dirty and needs to be cleaned. Some dirty patches will remain after cleaning. Needs work.
Defects & Maintainence
* New Alternator
* New V Belts
* Side Mirror Clip Missing
* Clear Coat Fading on Fender & Door
* Roll Bar Removed but Included with the car