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Old 12-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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1989 Jeep wrangler YJ 14,000 original miles

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I am getting ready to sell my 1989 YJ. It is all stock original 14,000 original miles garage kept no rust. Pristine as heck. I was going to do a build but at this time all my time and effort is going into my TJ.

The long and short of it is I have no idea what the thing is worth. Any clues from members? All feed back appreciated

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Old 12-06-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Can be any where from minimal to quite a bit. You didn't give any details except that its an 89 with 14K, and pristine.

motor? trans? hardtop? air? There are a lot of factors.

Keep it another year and you can sell it for an antique. Has to be 25 yrs old for that.

To an antique collector, you might get 5-7000 for it. but as an out right sale, its only worth around 2500.

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Old 12-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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only worth 2,500? give me some of what your smokin!

scroll down to the bottom of link to see what collins bros thinks one with about the same miles is worth.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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it is a 6cyl 5 speed soft top no air
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and just for giggles i have the original purchase reciept and window sticker and all service records
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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How about a couple of pictures ? If you are selling it, where are you located at ?
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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o the OP: If this turns into a sales thread..it will be closed.. please post over in forsale once you decide on a price.. note you need 15 posts to be able to do that..
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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It's worth what someone will pay for it based upon, in this case, originality and condition. If it has low mileage and the components all work as they should it will be a good price. If it's a low mileage plow YJ it will be worth quite a bit less.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #9
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This is a 93, I don't know how much of a difference 4 years could make, if somebody's looking for a yj I don't think they are gonna care about the year
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #10
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thanx AJ that's kind of where i was figuring
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:00 PM   #11
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My 94 was listed for $3500. Got it for $2800. From what I have seen some "junk" go for, you should be safe to start in the 5k neighborhood with obo option.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:27 PM   #12
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If it only has 14000 original miles then it would be worth way more than 5k
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:47 PM   #13
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I personally would not pay over 4k for it , mainly cause it's almost 25 years old and with that little milage it has say a lot. So the seals and hoses, vacuum lines are all probably hard and brittle and Dry rot so Once you start driving they will begin to leak and fail. But that's my opinion. I rather but something that age with 150-200k for half as much
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #14
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I gotta ask.....how does it only have 14k miles? that's less than 600 miles per year!
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #15
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If it were me I would consign it on a lot. People that buy rigs at car lots are far more likely to pay more for it than someone looking at private party deals and lots can hook them up with financing and all that. Even with the lot taking their cut you will get more out of the rig. Or around here you would...

I gave a broke down boat I picked up for free for my 91 4.0 auto hard top with 140k on it. I drove it home and wheeled it for almost a year before I had any trouble out of it. Yet you wont see one on a lot go for less than 4500 around here... Its all about the approach. hahaha
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #16
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The people that owned it never drove it my mechanic made a trade for it and I bought it from him

The jeep literally sat in the garage until a couple months ago
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:29 PM   #17
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Want to know exactly what it's worth? Not exactly rocket science. Clean it up and make it pretty. Drive it to any local dealer and explain you are a drug addict and need cash today. How much will they give you straight out? Let's say, hypothetically speaking, the number is $2,500. Tell them you are going home to get the papers and you will be back. Take their card. Go home and put it on Craig's List for the first $6,500 CASH takes it. No takers? The first $5,500 CASH takes it. THEN FIVE grand cash takes it. Either you will find a buyer at some level or when you reduce it to $3,000 and get no takers you go back to the dealer and take the $2,500. It's not the car .......only the amount of cash someone will put in your hand. Period. And a lot of that is dictated by your location more than the vehicle. One way or the other it's not worth a lot of money. Less than 6k and more than 2k. Not exactly 'life changing'. And BTW if you think there is a huge market for any 25 year old car you are mistaken.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #18
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New to the forums but long time lurker.

I am getting ready to sell my 1989 YJ. It is all stock original 14,000 original miles garage kept no rust. Pristine as heck. I was going to do a build but at this time all my time and effort is going into my TJ.

The long and short of it is I have no idea what the thing is worth. Any clues from members? All feed back appreciated

Thx!
got any pics ? I'm in michigan you can ship it
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #19
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My Dad gave me a 96 Town Car with 16,000 miles, NEVER driven in the rain when my Mom died. The car is pristine and I know it from the day he bought it so, there's no doubt about the history.
That said, $3000 later, cars deteriorate wether you drive them or not.
An 89 with 14K is still going to need a lot of work.
I just bought my 95 YJ with 52,000 miles and it's in great shape BUT, I also got receipts with it for $4200 spent in the last year and the rear main seal is still leaking.
So, if you back out the $4200, my Jeep was only worth the $2500 that people here are talking about.
Beware, low mileage is not synonymous with trouble free.
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My Dad gave me a 96 Town Car with 16,000 miles, NEVER driven in the rain when my Mom died. The car is pristine and I know it from the day he bought it so, there's no doubt about the history.
That said, $3000 later, cars deteriorate wether you drive them or not.
An 89 with 14K is still going to need a lot of work.
I just bought my 95 YJ with 52,000 miles and it's in great shape BUT, I also got receipts with it for $4200 spent in the last year and the rear main seal is still leaking.
So, if you back out the $4200, my Jeep was only worth the $2500 that people here are talking about.
Beware, low mileage is not synonymous with trouble free.
Agreed, I'd actually be more worried about a car that old that hadn't been driven or at least ran regularly.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #21
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as you haven't posted any pics all we are doing is guessing on the value. I'd detail it, take lots of pics and post it in the for sale section here and on jeep forum, start with about 8k asking price, you can always come down.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #22
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as to a older low mileage car, my nephew has a 64 corvette with 34k on it, he has replaced about every rubber part on it but other than that it runs perfect, even has the original clutch.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #23
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That jeep is not even near broken in yet! you all are complaining about how things will need to be replaced, but really it needs to be driven and fixed as things break, just like any YJ. i saw Collins brothers Jeep was selling a 9,000 original mile YJ- perfect all around for like 12k
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:54 PM   #24
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as to a older low mileage car, my nephew has a 64 corvette with 34k on it, he has replaced about every rubber part on it but other than that it runs perfect, even has the original clutch.
Come on Roady.....a 64 corvette with all original parts and matching numbers is a treasure and insanely rare. And they are all rust free lol. Most important the engineering and power train of the 64 corvette a far superior to any jeep ever built. This is a jeep. Just a jeep. I could take any jeep YJ shell rebuild the engine and tranny, replace the clutch, radiator, battery, brakes, all new rubber including the spare, replace any worn steering parts and still pay less than 8k and I would have a brand new ride absolutely perfect in every way which his ride is not never being driven or maintained. On this forum, with people that really know and most not having a lot of money........that boy will never see 5k under any circumstances. Listing that ride for 8 will only say he has no idea what it's worth which is exactly the case here. Yes, I'm in a cranky mood
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guess its where I live but I just took a quick look on craigslist and I see people asking 5k and 7.5k for yj's with over a hundred k miles on them. I did see one for 2,500, 4 cyl with a bad trans. like I said I'd start a 8K, he can always go down.
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guess its where I live but I just took a quick look on craigslist and I see people asking 5k and 7.5k for yj's with over a hundred k miles on them. I did see one for 2,500, 4 cyl with a bad trans. like I said I'd start a 8K, he can always go down.
As stated above, it is only worth the amount of cash someone wants to pay. Some will pay more cause it's low mileage and some won't. Anyone on the east coast will pay more for a rust free unit. I see inflated asking prices all the time. Most people build in the "negotiating factor". Clean it up and pick a number and see what kind of bites you get.
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Come on Roady.....a 64 corvette with all original parts and matching numbers is a treasure and insanely rare. And they are all rust free lol.
Have you ever seen one with a rusted out frame?
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Have you ever seen one with a rusted out frame?

No and I lived in Jersey and owned seven vettes. My first was a 63 split window and my last was a 78 Silver Anniversary. I have never heard of frame rust in any corvette. The corvette itself turned to crap over those 15 years but not because of frame rust.
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Here is Cali, assuming it looks as nice as expected by your description, a jeep of that vintage and mileage would easily get $7500 even without factory air.....
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