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Old 04-05-2011, 05:05 PM
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hello dont know if i am posting this in the right place but here goes..I recently ran across a golden eagle that at best i would say was in fair shape needed quite a bit of body work interior shot motor had several leaks but it did run guy was wanting 5500 for it does that seem high or are the golden eagles worth alot more
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Price will vary depending on your location. I would not pay more for a GE over a non GE with the same options or close to it. How does it price vs. other jeeps in your area?

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Being a GE dosent command a higher price especially if its rough. it only makes it more costly to restore. The decal kits can run over 350$. I bought one in excellent condition for 4800 and only had to add a lift, wheels tires, and the decal. .
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If it were in my area, I wouldn't buy it for anywhere near that price. I buy CJs all the time and for a rough body and shot engine you're going to have a ton of work & money in it. Even if you have the skills to do the labor yourself, you're looking at alot of time. I agree with the others, the GE trim package really doesn't add to the value unless it's in excellent condition. Based on description, and if it were in Texas where I live, I wouldn't pay over 2,500-3,000. I typically sell a nice solid stock-ish jeep CJ7 around the 4,500-6,000 mark (CJ5's are lower & CJ8's are higher). Anything over that price will sit on craigslist or in my front yard forever. I just sold a stock 1978 CJ7 with hardtop & hard doors, good body (needed paint), and an engine that leaked from the freeze plugs (needed replaced), and I was happy to get $3,000 for it. If you're fixing it up you can plan on $1,500 for a basic rebuilt engine and another $1,500 at least in body work. If it were me and I wanted to fix it up to keep it, I wouldn't mind spending the cash, but if you're just looking at turning around and selling it for a little profit you gotta get a bargin. Just my two cents based on my experience.
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