2022 Shannons Winter Timed Online Auction

1985 Suzuki Super Carry Utility





Engine In-line 4-cylinder, 970cc
Gearbox 5-speed manual
Body Work Utility
Colour White
Interior Grey
Trim Cloth
Wheels Steel Disc
Brakes Discs/Drums

Notice (Form 11)


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Badged the Carry, Suzuki’s kei class series of micro trucks and vans was first introduced way back in 1961 and has survived through no less than eleven generations.  Initially wearing “Suzulight” badges, the original Carry was a semi cabover design powered by the 360cc FB air-cooled two-stroke twin-cylinder unit that remained a constant for many years to come.  The second generation of 1965 saw torsion bar independent front suspension adopted, while the third iteration of the Carry arrived in 1966, ushering in a full cabover design to maximise load capacity.  Controversially designed by Italian stylist Giugiaro in 1969, the fourth-generation’s European-inspired shape proving a little too Avant Garde for the conservative Japanese market and its replacement in 1972 returned to a more traditional shape, along with the switch to water-cooling.  By the time the sixth generation arrived in 1976 calls for more power saw a new three-cylinder LJ50 adopted and the Carry became Japan’s best-selling kei truck in this period.  The engine was relocated under the front seat on the seventh generation of 1979, while export markets benefited from a larger four-stroke unit displacing 797cc and a four-cylinder F10A badged as the Super Carry with a capacity of 970cc.  Completely revamped yet again in March 1985, the latest eighth generation Carry range was expanded to include a more powerful fuel injected variant, four-wheel drive and even turbocharging.  Sold in ute, wagon or van Super Carry versions in Australia, the little Suzuki was also badge engineered as the Holden Scurry for local buyers.   Today these diminutive commercials enjoy a cult following around the world and values have begun appreciating here and overseas in recent years.