Im a noob.
I see a lot of jeeps for sale, but the prices are all over the place. I understand that there is a price range to be expected with vehicles, but what specifically should one look for when buying a jeep? What makes one worth more than the other (aside from mileage, paint, general condition)
For instance, what would this be worth:
1978 CJ7. The body is complete fiberglass, including the hood and fenders. The body is in excellent condition.
The Jeep has a six inch lift, four on the suspension, two inches on the body.
The odometer reads 93040 original miles. This Jeep is great on and off the road. It drives without pulling or swaying with a perfectly straight steering wheel. 4WD is flawless. Tires are in great condition, with plenty of life. Wheels are aftermarket aluminum, in great shape with locking lugs. All screws and bolts were replaced with stainless. Under the dash the wiring is secure and organized. The frame has minimal rust and is in great shape overall. Side step bars are perfect. The Jeep includes Wide-Trac axles and lockers from a 1984 CJ7. All leaf-spring bushings were replaced in the process. The motor is a stock 304 V8 with headers and glass-packs, married to a T176 four-speed tranny. The T-case is a Dana 300. The clutch and all surrounding parts are new. The flywheel was re-surfaced. All brakes are new, including the master cylinder. Jeep runs and sounds great, without lacking any power. The BestTop Supertop is in good shape. The windows are clear and the zippers are perfect, no snagging. The soft doors are two-piece, which interchange without any effort. The windows are clear and the zippers perfect.
Most of the items on the CJ7 are new. All the gauges work perfect, as do the rest of the electronics.
The list below points out all the highlights this CJ7 has to offer.
Fiberglass Body and Hood
Chrome Hood Hinges - NEW
Chrome tie downs - NEW
Rear Tail lamps - NEW
Best top soft top
Best top half doors and upper skins
Antenna assembly ? NEW
Chrome mirrors ? NEW
Chrome Windshield hinges - NEW
Side step bars black
(2) Fire Extinguishers - NEW
Spring bushings throughout - NEW
Rear Shackles - NEW
35" Tires, with aluminum custom wheels
Wide Track axles ? Dana 30 Front and AMC 20 Rear
Front axle U-joints - NEW
Fresh Lucas Gear oil in both differentials
Front driveshaft with U-joints - NEW
Front disk and rear drum brakes - NEW
Carpet - NEW
Aftermarket Jeep Rugged Floor Mats
Aftermarket Jeep Seat Covers
Center console with locking center - NEW
Steering wheel - NEW
Folding rear Black YJ seat
Pioneer DEH1100 AM/FM/CD Radio with Remote - NEW
Windshield wiper motor - NEW
Headlamp switch - NEW
Full tune-up - Plugs, wires, cap, rotor, air cleaner
Chrome air cleaner housing - NEW
Radiator - NEW
Radiator Hose and Belts - NEW
Starter and external solenoid - NEW
304 V8 - Stock
Refurbished T176 4 speed Transmission
Clutch - NEW
Refurbished Dana 300 Transfer Case