Where to find info - 1978 CJ
I'm brand new here, and I know that all forums have their own sets of rules. If posting this straightaway breaks any of them, I apologize. I read through what I could, and then decided to go ahead and post, and take a shot. Up front, I want to make it clear that I'm not trying to sell a Jeep here, not trying to find a buyer with this post. I just really need a little bit of direction, if anyone can assist.
My husband owns a 1978 CJ5 (I think it's a CJ5), and I'm trying to figure out where to find information about its value. He's been taken ill, and has asked me to sell it. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. I know that it needs new heads, but that he owns them -- they're just not installed. And I don't even know what that means! I'm just repeating what he said. All I know is that there's this huge part in the garage that I trip over, and it looks like there's a gear shift attached to it.
I asked a friend whether he could look into finding a buyer, and he said the best offer he got was $500. I won't part with it for $500 because my husband paid either 3 or 4k for it a few years ago. That would just be a waste. The tires alone are practically new, and he paid $1,000 for them.
So. Can anyone direct me or advise me about who I might talk to and find out what a reasonable price for this Jeep might be? The current condition has to be taken into consideration, and I have no idea how that alters the value. I even considered the auto parts store where he always gets parts and supplies. I just don't want to be taken to the cleaners.
Whether or not anyone can assist, thanks in advance.