Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Marketplace Feature - Indonesian Obscurity

I went on eBay Australia right quick to check out some old Mitsubishis when I happened up this hot mess.

It's Suzuki Marvia, an Indonesian-built retro car based on some kind of Suzuki intended for sale in Bali. I thought I knew my obscure cars but I've just been humbled. If I had to guess, I would say that it's a Suzuki LJ80 (I see a leaf spring perch poking out of the front and a big 5 lug pattern on the spare) with a bizarre, somewhat Dekotora style body draped over the top of it. It's absolutely fascinating and I can't seem to find any more information on it in a language that I can decipher.

It's really not my cup of whatever they drink in Indonensia, Milo I guess, but I've got admire that the current Aussie owner liked it enough to bring it back from Bali and it's a shame that he can't work on it any more.

Here is the ad:


  1. I am actually searching for information on these cars as I believe I might be buying it. Tony

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