Most "valuable" CJ? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > CJ Jeep Forum > CJ 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 12-22-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
SmellsFishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hood River, OR
Posts: 93
Question Most "valuable" CJ?

So, I'm sure this is a very subjective question, but I'm curious what the general consensus might be on what CJ currently holds the highest resale value. Model year, engine, "special edition" model's included. Stock? Modified?

In looking at Ebay, I'm a bit surprised to see the early 80's CJ7's tend to have the highest prices and most bids. I figured the older 70's CJ's would be up there.

So whats the wranglerforum community's opinion?


__________________
98 Wrangler TJ Sport. Racho lift, Detroit rear auto-locker, 4:10 gears, 33" BFG KM2's, Smittybuilt bumbers, Warn winch, Bushwacker flares.
SmellsFishy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
Moderator

::WF Moderator::
 
harleydragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: south georgia
Posts: 3,908
this one
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	013.JPG
Views:	146
Size:	70.0 KB
ID:	608225  

harleydragon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
bc3_Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NE corner of Iowa
Posts: 1,676
The "Super Jeeps" are probably the rarest. Only ever SEEN one... and only seen TWO ever for sale....
__________________
"For Gawd's sake, put a RELAY in there or you could burn the whole damn Jeep to the ground" ...this quote brought to you by people who do not understand the law.....Kirchoff's, Ohm's, or Faraday's.
Violation of KISS shall always ring false in TRUE engineering. - ME___
Had 75CJ5, 89YJ, 93YJ. Have 82CJ7 & 95YJ____Not one burnt yet due to lack of relays.
bc3_Jeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mass
Posts: 646
a 86 T176,Dana 300,Dana44 rear 20 gallen tank good frame.
__________________
RubiconRich (7th Jeep)PatriotJeepers,Inc
86 CJ7,T18,TC146,Dana 44's,lockers 35",8274,OBA
05 TJ Rubicon,Superwinch,OBA
51 M100 1/4 trailer
RubiconRich is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Scott-CJ8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 459
As far as model versions go, the Scrambler (CJ-8) usually takes the most $$$ to get. (I'm not talking modifications and restore projects)
Unless you can find a CJ-4 ....
__________________
It's a Jeep Thing ... I do understand!

Scott
1993 Jeep Wrangler
Scott-CJ8 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Gaducker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Newnan
Posts: 230
This one right here.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4007.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	234.6 KB
ID:	620273   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4015.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	225.1 KB
ID:	620281  

__________________
83 cj8 4BTAA cummins, NV4500, clocked dana 300, 3.55 gears 35 inch cooper stt, EXCELLENT FUEL MILEAGE.
Gaducker is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Scott-CJ8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gaducker View Post
This one right here.
Oh, Sweet!
__________________
It's a Jeep Thing ... I do understand!

Scott
1993 Jeep Wrangler
Scott-CJ8 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-31-2013, 02:27 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
SmellsFishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hood River, OR
Posts: 93
Very nice rides.

Well, I'm still torn between doing a old muscle car, or an old CJ... Clearly not much ROI on CJ projects, unless I get lucky on a "barn find". We shall see.
__________________
98 Wrangler TJ Sport. Racho lift, Detroit rear auto-locker, 4:10 gears, 33" BFG KM2's, Smittybuilt bumbers, Warn winch, Bushwacker flares.
SmellsFishy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2014, 11:47 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
CJ5_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 61
I would think the Tuxedo package is pretty desireable if you are looking at "factory stock" CJs.

I would also think the Golden Eagle packages, and definately the Silver Aniversary Package from 1979 would be desireable CJs too.....
CJ5_fan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-22-2014, 06:24 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by bc3_Jeep View Post
The "Super Jeeps" are probably the rarest. Only ever SEEN one... and only seen TWO ever for sale....
Saw a Super in person a few weeks ago in Tenn. Very cool!
mscout118 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-22-2014, 06:49 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
MUDDERLUVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Canton, Oh
Posts: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmellsFishy View Post
Very nice rides.

Well, I'm still torn between doing a old muscle car, or an old CJ... Clearly not much ROI on CJ projects, unless I get lucky on a "barn find". We shall see.
do a jeep. i bought a 1970 chevelle 10 years ago with intentions of making it a nice street machine. time and money were my worst enemy. not saying that jeeps won't bleed you, in my opinion, a muscle car will put you in the poor house faster than a woman.
MUDDERLUVER is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-22-2014, 08:01 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
bluevr6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: WNC
Posts: 663
86 CJ7 wif the 5spd manual trans

or

bluevr6 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #13
dirt road inspector

WF Supporting Member
 
tomthbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Deep East Texas
Posts: 2,469
An original Scrambler in pristine condition hands down. Less than 28k were produced. There are some nice originals out there. I know of two. One is for sale. One is in a guy's back yard in my neighborhood. He won't even talk about selling.
__________________
tomthbomb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 05:22 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Beer Belly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Earth...near the Moon
Posts: 346
I think the "daisy duke" version is definitely the best looking of the bunch, hands down. I missed the Jeep at first!

The rest of 'em are just old AMC's & Kaisers! Might as well be a Pacer.
__________________
'89 Yes a Junker, 150c.i. of AMC power and plenty of rust! 100% paid for.

The American way: Accrue massive amounts of debt on things we cannot afford. Simultaneously giving the illusion of owning great sums of money for the sole purpose of impressing those around you.
---Beer Belly '14
Beer Belly is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 07:28 PM   #15
dirt road inspector

WF Supporting Member
 
tomthbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Deep East Texas
Posts: 2,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beer Belly View Post
The rest of 'em are just old AMC's & Kaisers! Might as well be a Pacer.
That's funny.
If it were not for Kaiser and AMC there would not be any Jeeps today. Not even the Yuppie Jeeps with *rectangular lights.

*Yes we know the are not square. Square might have actually been cool looking.
__________________
tomthbomb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 07:37 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
Scout1996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Jeffersonville, Kentucky
Posts: 339
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
That's funny.
If it were not for Kaiser and AMC there would not be any Jeeps today. Not even the Yuppie Jeeps with *rectangular lights.

*Yes we know the are not square. Square might have actually been cool looking.
Yuppie jeeps like the ones soccer moms are driving now with 4 doors and plastic front fenders
__________________
No pavement no problems (till Monday)

2004 TJ 4" suspension lift on 33x12.50
Scout1996 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 09:54 PM   #17
dirt road inspector

WF Supporting Member
 
tomthbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Deep East Texas
Posts: 2,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scout1996 View Post
Yuppie jeeps like the ones soccer moms are driving now with 4 doors and plastic front fenders
Yuppies are older than that. Millineals are mostly driving those, except for me of course.

I have two JKU's, a 2007 and a 2012 and my original CJ-7 I bought new in 1977. I also had a 1971 Jeepster Commando and a 1990 Cherokee I passed to some other lucky Jeep folks.

If your Jeep is older than about 1953 you don't own an original Willy's Jeep so don't whine about how yours is THE Jeep.

I stand by my statement that if it were not for Kaiser and AMC there would not be any Jeeps today even your "real Jeep".

I have been owning and driving Jeeps longer than most of the members here have had a drivers license so get over your Jeep envy, keep calm and Jeep on.

I'm going to the fridge for a beer now.
This it the best Jeep forum on the interweb.
Sorry, I mean the worldwidenet.



__________________
tomthbomb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 10:09 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
Scout1996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Jeffersonville, Kentucky
Posts: 339
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
Yuppies are older than that. Millineals are mostly driving those, except for me of course.

I have two JKU's, a 2007 and a 2012 and my original CJ-7 I bought new in 1977. I also had a 1971 Jeepster Commando and a 1990 Cherokee I passed to some other lucky Jeep folks.

If your Jeep is older than about 1953 you don't own an original Willy's Jeep so don't whine about how yours is THE Jeep.

I stand by my statement that if it were not for Kaiser and AMC there would not be any Jeeps today even your "real Jeep".

I have been owning and driving Jeeps longer than most of the members here have had a drivers license so get over your Jeep envy, keep calm and Jeep on.

I'm going to the fridge for a beer now.
This it the best Jeep forum on the interweb.
Sorry, I mean the worldwidenet.




LOL don't get so tore up you don't prefer yj's I don't care for jk's not jeep envy we all just have preferences
__________________
No pavement no problems (till Monday)

2004 TJ 4" suspension lift on 33x12.50
Scout1996 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 10:36 PM   #19
dirt road inspector

WF Supporting Member
 
tomthbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Deep East Texas
Posts: 2,469
Quote:
LOL don't get so tore up you don't prefer yj's I don't care for jk's not jeep envy we all just have preferences
Won't do that.

Never seen anything on the forum that would get me tore up.

I didn't say I don't prefer YJ's, they're kinda cute and the first one off of the traditional CJ that lead to the JK.

I am glad to see one still running when I do.

I am into nostalgia big time. Matter of fact the half doors I have for my CJ came from a YJ.
__________________
tomthbomb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2014, 12:23 AM   #20
Deaky

WF Supporting Member
 
Fweaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 2,202
Images: 18
I bought my first CJ in 1979. It was a Mandarin Orange Renegade. I have owned a CJ or Wrangler ever since. Even though AMC engineers designed the YJ to replace the CJ I hated the square headlight YJ's and swore I would never have one. Well I have one now, it gets crappy gas mileage and its my daily driver. I still have the front clip from the last CJ I owned and I always swore I would put that clip on the YJ someday but so far I haven't. I have a four door JK and yea it has a lot of plastic but its a Jeep and there are some things I like. I have learned to like them all...hell I even waved at a Cherokee yesterday.
__________________
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
Fweaky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2014, 08:23 AM   #21
Jeeper
 
Cj5carlton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 86
I agree with Tomthbomb!!!
Cj5carlton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2014, 08:38 AM   #22
Jeeper
 
Beer Belly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Earth...near the Moon
Posts: 346
I have to say, honestly, I just wanted to get a rise from someone. I like the CJ's. But I figured it this way when I was looking to buy one. I live in the northeast. Most CJ's are either a pile of rust, or so overpriced it's not funny. So I found a decent YJ (by decent, I mean the frame…rest of it is a piece of crap!!! haha) I am 50 years old, and could care less about the shape of the lights, what kind of lift, tire size etc..., but I do like the leaf springs, sparseness of the interior, and relative simplicity of it. Besides, I bought the Jeep, a complete working plow, and good hardtop & full non-rusted doors for cheaper than the price of a new plow for my Tacoma. That was, and has been my criteria for a Jeep.

However…I'm still voting for the Daisy Duke version.
__________________
'89 Yes a Junker, 150c.i. of AMC power and plenty of rust! 100% paid for.

The American way: Accrue massive amounts of debt on things we cannot afford. Simultaneously giving the illusion of owning great sums of money for the sole purpose of impressing those around you.
---Beer Belly '14
Beer Belly is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2014, 11:38 AM   #23
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Whitmire S.C.
Posts: 71
I've seen two 1981-cj , Renegade , factory V-8's sell for over $25k on ebay .. That was the last year for V-8 Motor's , I've heard you had to special order the V-8 if you wanted one that year.. "Hearsay" - OR - Maybe I like 'em so much because I have one..
"Tomthbomb", is on the money with the scrambler . Very rare, sought after , and expensive , great restore projects ..
Just One mans opinion ..

Mad-Mudder 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:
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




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 PM.



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