Originally Posted by Richard_
I have to agree. Starting and running well are a plus but most buyers will be put off by the oil leakage. Needing a top, doors and seats will cost a bunch of money so your asking price takes a big hit. Clutch parts arent particularly expensive but if the seller doesnt turn wrenches there's another big hit. A clean rust free body, frame and axles are a plus.
It sounds like you have a good base for someone to build on to build on. Any YJ base should be worth $1500 but for someone looking for a turn key, your Jeep isnt it.
As an example I just saw a 4 cyl 5 speed with no top but had hard upper and lowers and seats ok. Engine compartment was a mess and the body had some typical rust issues. It looked like there was something under the passenger side floor mat As I lifted to look to see what it was and look for rust I see a BIG hump in the floorboard. I look under the body and see where he had managed to climb up on something and then slammed the body down on it. In the process he managed to bust two body mounts loose. At that point I stopped looking but not after I notice the rear drive shaft was missing. But hey, it had two new tires!
I doubt seriously he will ever see the $1800 he is asking. IMO its worth about $500 maybe. It just didnt provide the solid base to build up and certainly was not a turn key. Maybe someone stupid or naive will show up and lord help em if they do.
Good luck with your sale, price it right and the right person will pick it up. I wish you were in FL cuz I have $1500! I need a base for a Chevy 5.3, rear disc 8.8, 4" lift and some 35's. A milk crate and a Jethro Bodine seat belt and I am ready to go!