I'm looking at buying a 1980 CJ7, 258 4 speed, Fiberglass body, full soft top with doors, and half doors. It looks to be in great shape (judging by the photos) The guy is asking $7000. That seems to be about average retail. I've never owned a jeep....and this is a new hobby for me. Any suggestions/advice about this model would be great.
Like I said, this will be my first Jeep. With that being said....I'm somewhat mechanically inclined. I've worked on 4 wheelers and motorcycles most of my life, and have quite a few tools. I figured buying a jeep would be a bit of a learning curve...but I'm up for the challenge. Here's a link to the jeep, with a few pics....(hope the link works)
Honestly I wouldnt pay $7 for any CJ unless its 100% original and in pretty good shape. Id say a decent price for a CJ will be between 3-6k with 6 being the high end. It varies by location but thats my 2 cents
im not real big on fiberglass bodies, there too much like dune buggy to me, but if it was rusted enough to need a new body then make sure the frame is good. Fiberglass jeep I myself would value no more than $2500