Hi all. I've been reading a lot of threads here over the last 2 months and you all are immensely helpful.
I'm a first time jeep wrangler buyer. I've wanted one ever since I had a concept of owning my own car and have decided to take the plunge. I'm not looking for a rock climber and prefer to just rock as close to stock as possible. Been looking for a couple of months and seen a lot of crappy jeeps. That being said, I think i've found a winner, but would like your opinion.
I live in Boise, ID and Wranglers are fairly popular, so I expect to pay over book. I'm currently looking at a 1987 yj, 6cyl, 4.2L with 118000 original miles. Beautiful original paint with no chips, scratches, or rust. No Rust at all in fact around the body or frame. It leaks not a drop of anything, has new seals installed all around. Comes with 2 sets of doors, half and full, the full metals are black and the halfs match the maroon paint. It has upgraded audio, 5 tires all matching and close to new. Rhinolined tub, original seats and high back racing seats, stock back seat. No AC, but that's fine. Heater, 4wd and all other systems work. Hard top, soft top, cover and bikini top.
This thing is awesome, and I want to buy it. My only concern is it is a carb, not FI. Not a huge deal for me, but emissions testing may not like it. I belive it is the carter carb, but I'm not entirly sure. I need to ask him.
I guess my largest question is what would you consider a fair price for this vehicle? The guy is asking 7000, but I'm confident I could get him down to 6500. Many of the jeeps I've looked at in this price range are not nearly in as good of condition and often have 150k+ miles, even the tj's.
Also, the carb, I presume I will have to rejet it on account my location is 2000 ft lower in elevation than the city it is coming from. Am I correct?
Your input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Here's a couple of pictures.