It looks fantastic, drives great and is a late model. That seems to be what he is saying so I would expect to pick it up and concur with that view or refuse to pay. I would not pay and have it shipped without seeing it first.
If he was wanting to hide rust he would have done something with those slightly rusty floors. 10 minutes work with a sanding disk and some rattle cans and they would have looked as good as new.
There are a few downsides, the interior has been taken out and replaced with mismatched front seats. OK, they may have been plastic originally and this was an upgrade but I would be thinking about buying a matching set of all seats, not just front ones. The dash looks pretty plain so this did not start off with a high spec, but so what?.
175,000 miles is about the limit on a 258 and transmission so I would want to confirm they HAD been rebuilt. Alternatively I would want to check their condition, maybe they were cared for and are good for another 100k. Not knowing I would assume they were tired.
There are few accessories and it is pretty well standard in most respects. This is a plus point in my view as it is a blank canvas upon which you can draw your idea of an ideal CJ.
There is no hard top, do you want one?
But nothing there that would stop me from buying it, unless the price was unreasonable.
BagusJeep lives in Bali.
1981 CJ7 258ci - Bagusjeep
1984 CJ7 258ci - Puthijeep
1981 J20 258ci - Gladys
1951 Willys CJ3A/MB/M38 - Little Willy
1995 Cherokee 4.0 - CHEROKEE