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Unread 08-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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1971 cj5 only 49k original miles!

Hey everyone. I recently traded my TJ for a 1971 cj5. I'm looking to sell it or trade it, also looking for someone to tell me how much it's worth.. It seems to be all original, the frame is solid. No rust. It's a 3 speed and has the original dauntless Buick v6 motor with only 49000 miles. It's got a 4 inch lift and 33 inch boggers. It a greenish color and the tub is good. Gauges don't work. Everything else does. It's real nice for being original. I have pics on my phone but don't know how to upload them. Any interest or input is appreciated. Thanks guys!

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Unread 08-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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$2500
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Unread 08-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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really? thought it was worth more than that. thanks
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Unread 08-27-2013, 05:58 AM   #4
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Even if it is/was worth more, it's still worth less than the TJ you traded for it...
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Unread 08-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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Impossible to give a real value without pics. Does it even have a top or doors?

Low mileage and original makes it worth more than your average cj5, but by having the lift and boggers it kind of negates the all original, and hurts the value IMO.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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No. The TJ I traded was not worth more. I know that for sure. But thanks guys. There is a video of it on YouTube under 1971 dauntless cj5
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Unread 08-31-2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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the way i look at it, when ever you have a forty year old vehicle with low miles, that means the guy who had it, hated to drive it. something wrong with it, under powered, rough riding, hard to steer. if it was a great vehicle it have 500k miles on it.

the pre cj7 was rough riding, very rough riding, especially since before all the new technology like shocks and spring. those before the v6 was under power. 50 mph was top and then very squirrely on the road. The v6 ( i have one) wasn't a smooth engine. no a/c. heater barely work, noisy top.

The yj and tj are 500% better than the early models. for hunting playing their great. for going to the corner store they suck.

so my call is $2500 on best day but more like $800 average. But this is only my opinion
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Unread 09-02-2013, 03:57 AM   #8
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the way i look at it, when ever you have a forty year old vehicle with low miles, that means the guy who had it, hated to drive it. something wrong with it, under powered, rough riding, hard to steer. if it was a great vehicle it have 500k miles on it.

the pre cj7 was rough riding, very rough riding, especially since before all the new technology like shocks and spring. those before the v6 was under power. 50 mph was top and then very squirrely on the road. The v6 ( i have one) wasn't a smooth engine. no a/c. heater barely work, noisy top.

The yj and tj are 500% better than the early models. for hunting playing their great. for going to the corner store they suck.

so my call is $2500 on best day but more like $800 average. But this is only my opinion
This. While the older CJs sure are cool, it is mainly from a nostalgia perspective.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 08:00 AM   #9
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I am having the same issue of valuing my Jeep. It's a '79 CJ-7 with the AMC 304. I bought it for a hunting vehicle, with the intent of riding around town on the weekends. Mechanically, I have just completed a major restoration of the vehicle. By the time I completed the work, I am ready to sell it (and it's for sale).

I guess the question is - what are you trying to get out of it? I hate to sound negative, but if it has not been run much, it is hard to know what "isn't right". Of course, if you run it enough, you will find out... and then, from an ethical perspective, you would need to disclose that to any potential buyer (or fix it)... I am afraid that I may find out that you may not get all your money back when you fix it...

You can always list it for sale for what you hope to get, and go from there.
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