Found one striped out model no air, soft top rig i belive they cost $13,300 new in 97, even has cheap tires and wheels. The top needs replacing and who knows what else its fair condition. Been awhile since in owned a 4pooper but might make this dude an offer if its cheap. Ive seen 6cyl go 6k and can only guess 4cyl are way less.
2007 Rubicon Unlimited, Black on Black, stock for now!
2005 Grand Cherokee Laredo, wifes ride.
2004 Chevy 2500 HD Duramax Deisel, tow rig.
2002 Wide Glide, for those really nice days!
1998 XJ, 4" Superlift, 31X10.5 A/T's on Micki Thompson Classis II rims. Soon to be for sale.
Traded - 2003 Rubicon, 4.5" RE Superflex lift, 33" Yokohama M/T's, Black Teflon A/R Chamber rims, front/rear Warn bumpers with swing out carrier, Shrockworks rock sliders, MM 9K winch.
I got my 97 Wrangler with about 80,000 miles for a bit over 6,000 back in 2003 and it does have A/C. It was an SE... Looked like this.
Have it inspected. If you can get it for less than what I paid, I'd go for it. Just don't expect a lot from it on the highway. You will have to address the gearing and the D35 if you mod it and go bigger. But the money you saved with the 2.5L you may have more $$ for mods.
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