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Unread 02-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Looking for opinions on value of a '77 pristine CJ-5

I have a customer at my shop who inherited a 1977 CJ-5 from his father. It is 100% stock, has been garage kept it's entire life, and has a verifiable 18,279 miles on the odometer.

It has a six cylinder, three-speed transmission, completely stock drivetrain that has been dealer serviced since his father bought it. The paint condition is really good, as is the soft top & doors. The spare tire is mounted on the right side rear corner, and it has a tailgate.

It's a bright mustard yellow machine & I hope to update this thread with pictures of it tomorrow.

He had intentions of having our shop add a lift/tires/etc. to make it a "bump-around-town" Jeep for sunny days, but to be honest I am trying to talk him out of it. In my opinion, the Jeep is just too stock & too pristine to modify. I really feel like it could/should be appreciated by a purist that can see the beauty of a completely preserved page of Jeep history.

Please help me put a value on this little beauty that I've dubbed "Colonel Mustard" so he'll be inclined to sell it & find something more pedestrian to build from.

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Unread 02-27-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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He had intentions of having our shop add a lift/tires/etc. to make it a "bump-around-town" Jeep for sunny days, but to be honest I am trying to talk him out of it. In my opinion, the Jeep is just too stock & too pristine to modify. I really feel like it could/should be appreciated by a purist that can see the beauty of a completely preserved page of Jeep history.

I agree. They are only original once.

Can't help with the value.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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My vote is for lifting it, if that's what the customer wants
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Unread 02-27-2013, 07:09 PM   #4
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My vote is for lifting it, if that's what the customer wants
Agreed...

It's his dads jeep and that's much more valuable to him than any collector will ever appreciate. Another jeep just wouldn't cut it for me if I was the customer.

No offense to you, but I might actually be pissed if I brought my jeep somewhere to get work done and they tried to convince me to sell my dads jeep and build a meaningless jeep instead (and posted pics on the web without my permission or knowledge).

Edit: my intention was NOT to "poke the bear," but raising my 2 year old son around my jeep and seeing how happy it makes him makes me appreciate the customers position, if he actually liked his father, haha.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #5
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Agreed...

It's his dads jeep and that's much more valuable to him than any collector will ever appreciate. Another jeep just wouldn't cut it for me if I was the customer.

No offense to you, but I might actually be pissed if I brought my jeep somewhere to get work done and they tried to convince me to sell my dads jeep and build a meaningless jeep instead (and posted pics on the web without my permission or knowledge).

Edit: my intention was NOT to "poke the bear," but raising my 2 year old son around my jeep and seeing how happy it makes him makes me appreciate the customers position, if he actually liked his father, haha.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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Agreed...

It's his dads jeep and that's much more valuable to him than any collector will ever appreciate. Another jeep just wouldn't cut it for me if I was the customer.

No offense to you, but I might actually be pissed if I brought my jeep somewhere to get work done and they tried to convince me to sell my dads jeep and build a meaningless jeep instead (and posted pics on the web without my permission or knowledge).

Edit: my intention was NOT to "poke the bear," but raising my 2 year old son around my jeep and seeing how happy it makes him makes me appreciate the customers position, if he actually liked his father, haha.
I understand your point, and as a fellow Jeeper I would feel the same.

What I didn't make clear enough is that he has zero emotional attachment to it. It's not of any significant value to him for those reasons. He wants a cool looking Jeep to ride around in when the weather is nice. He has emailed me since I made the thread & he would like to sell it and get something more modern in a Jeep.

I really could use some input on value.

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Unread 02-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
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I was looking for something similar to this last summer and had a very hard time finding it. I ended up with a 86 CJ7 very stock with a horrible repaint job and I paid $5000 which I thought was a steal. It has 215K miles on it. I would have paid 9 to 10K for one like you describe. But that's me here in Ca. I know prices are very different in other parts of the country. Check ebay.. that's a good place to start.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #8
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I was looking for something similar to this last summer and had a very hard time finding it. I ended up with a 86 CJ7 very stock with a horrible repaint job and I paid $5000 which I thought was a steal. It has 215K miles on it. I would have paid 9 to 10K for one like you describe. But that's me here in Ca. I know prices are very different in other parts of the country. Check ebay.. that's a good place to start.
Thanks!

To be honest, I was thinking 10K-15K would be in line for this one. But because I'm not so familiar with purchase & selling pricing, I would love to hear input from others.

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Unread 02-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #9
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Its hard to put a value on something you can see but I would say $10-15 is a good range. With 18k miles buyers for this jeep will want it very stock. Factory paint is a big deal on a Jeep that old. Any service records and documents will be important too. Its too bad he does not care about it. If my dad left me a Cj5 with 18k miles like that I would own it forever and never change it.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 08:11 PM   #10
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It is VERY stock, and the paint is all original inside & out, in really good shape.

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Unread 02-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #11
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Might want to call Collins Brothers or Rudy's CJ.

There was a thread similar to this one about a year or so ago.

The owner reached out to Collins Brothers, and they ended up buying it.


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Unread 02-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #12
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Might want to call Collins Brothers or Rudy's CJ.

There was a thread similar to this one about a year or so ago.

The owner reached out to Collins Brothers, and they ended up buying it.

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Great idea, thank you.

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Unread 02-28-2013, 05:42 PM   #13
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Great idea, thank you.

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NP, we'll split the 10% finders fee if they buy it...LOL!?!



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