Texas Jeep pricing is whacked. There's a kinda beat- up mid-period CJ-6 with bad paint and a questionable ghetto blaster install by the side of the road with a "FER SALE" sign on it, and the guy's asking about $5k. Personally, I wouldn't pay more than $1500 for it, but that's what he's asking.
Now, its going to cost a fair shake more to get "mom's little hay hauler" into good driving condition, but its not like they're getting less collectable. And I'll be able to do a lot of the collateral work myself and learn how to do it for a change instead of getting fleeced by questionable mechanics.