Selling My CJ For a TJ. What's It Worth? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-04-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Charlestown, RI
Posts: 21
Selling My CJ For a TJ. What's It Worth?

After owning my dream Jeep for the past 9 years, I'm ready to move on. My decision is based mostly on having two little kids and never using the CJ anymore. I can't take my kids in the CJ as there is no back seat and no safe way to set it up to accept car seats in the back, hence, it sits in the garage most of the year.

My firs Jeep was a 1994 Wrangler that I purchased new and had a ton of fun in. As of late, I've been thinking more and more of getting a TJ as I would be able to take my kids with me and use it as a 3rd vehicle for our family. I'm starting to get pretty excited at the prospect of owning a modern Jeep once again that I can drive moderately comfortably year round.

That being said, I've got to sell my CJ before I buy the TJ or my wife would would not be happy if I had both. I haven't got a clue as to what it's worth so any advice would be much appreciated. It's a 1974 CJ5 with a full fiberglass body. It's got a rebuilt 304ci 8 cylinder AMC motor. It's got dual exhaust. The tires are 34" x 9.5" Super Swampers. It's got a suspension lift and a body lift. The guages are alll after market Auto Meter Pro Comp series. She gets up and goes pretty well as the power to weight ratio is good, however, like all old Jeeps, she handles like crap and is a bit scary to drive over 50 mph. She's got a 3 speed manual transmission.

I was considering listing it on eBay with a high reserve just to gauge what people might pay and then list it on Craigslist. Does anyone have any other advice?

The pics are a few years old but she pretty much looks the same.





Allagash is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-04-2008, 09:12 PM   #2
Extremely Humble

WF Lifetime Member
 
Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Midland Texas
Posts: 11,549
Images: 12
Does the fiberglass body not have an opening for a tailgate? Just curious.

__________________

|
|

03 Rubicon | 36" Iroks | Chromo D44's w/Rear Spool | 5.5" RK LA | 5.13s | Armored Head to Toe
Scout is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-04-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Charlestown, RI
Posts: 21
Nope. No tailgate.
__________________
2000 TJ 6cyl, Automatic
1974 Jeep CJ5
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1162/...5a27160f_m.jpg
2004 Ford F350 Crew Cab Diesel
Allagash is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-04-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: leesburg ga
Posts: 165
if you have a soft top and doors i would guess around 4-5k the cj5 is just not as wanted as the 7
mknight759 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-04-2008, 09:30 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Charlestown, RI
Posts: 21
Yeah, it's got a soft top and doors. I forgot to mention that.
__________________
2000 TJ 6cyl, Automatic
1974 Jeep CJ5
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1162/...5a27160f_m.jpg
2004 Ford F350 Crew Cab Diesel
Allagash is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is the 4 cylinder platform worth the build? 603TJ TJ General Discussion Forum 53 09-26-2012 08:47 PM
Are monotubes really worth the $$$ ? cavediverjc TJ General Discussion Forum 15 01-20-2008 11:37 PM
How much $ do yall think my TJ is worth Hank TJ General Discussion Forum 11 05-26-2007 02:21 PM
What is it worth? AGRESTI8 General Jeep Discussion 1 11-13-2006 05:12 PM
Power Slot Brake Rotors, Worth The cost? Sandhara TJ Tech Forum 4 05-29-2006 09:51 PM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC