i have had my 1997 TJ on the For Sale market for about 3 weeks now and someone bought it last night. it wasn't a matter of having to sell it so i was holding out for someone that wanted to pay the price i was asking.
it needed a new owner that was looking for a project, and this was they guy. he had picked up a 4.0L, 5spd, and tcase from a 2003 TJ (stock drivetrain) and was waiting for the right Jeep to put them in.
he already has other plans for it and parts stacked up, so i'm glad it went to someone that will appreciate it and put more time into it than i was able to. it was a solid jeep, but had some issues, and we haven't had the money to put into it. i'd rather start over than let it sit in my garage.
this was the 'ol girl as she left my ownership.
just the same as when i sold my 2002 TJ, there will be another one. when the lease on my wife's 4Runner is up, we will be looking for an 06 LJ ....or if the price comes down enough, perhaps a JK Unlimited. that is a little less than 2 years away though....so only time will tell. this would be a good time to give the CJ5 some attention, but who knows how much it will actually get.