Ok so my dad(mom really) is letting me sell their CJ5. It's a 1973, has a decent body. But unknown problem with the engine. It sat at a family friends house for about 2 years and then when we went to pick it up. It wouldn't crank and then my dad just let is sit in the back yard. It should have number matching engine the V8. I don't know what it is worth to sell for.... here's a few pics. What do you guys think I could sell this for?
I will be posting this soon in the classified side.
I also have a like new blue bestop soft top that will be for sale with hardware.
It is hard to say without some photos of the rear frame and suspension. How rusty is the frame and suspension? How rusty is the body? From what I see, it looks nice BUT without the other information, I couldn't give you an accurate guesstimate.
Take care and good luck.
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Being from Texas and knowing what jeeps go for, I'd say it's worth about $500. The fact that it won't crank and there's an oil pan in the rear luggage rack isn't a selling point... But, clean title and parts should get you about $500.
Yeah I'm not trying to make a lot off of it, but I do need the money, but I don't want to break the bank on the buyer either. My dad is letting me sell it so I can have money for whatever I need on my YJ.
Honestly, the best money you will get for it is parting it out. Axles are good for a few hundred, particularly that rear dana 44. 4 barrel and intake, and a few motor parts, tub with title, frame if not cracked or rusted too bad-you could probably get closer to $1k.
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I agree, you'd get maybe $500 for that as a whole, but if you're willing to part it out you'd likely make a lot more. The problem there is you'd be left with whatever doesn't sell just laying there, and there's a risk that only one or two parts sell, at which point you can't sell it as a whole for any money. Your choice though, there's pros and cons both ways. You could probably take a lot of stuff off of this to use on your YJ, most of the parts are interchangeable.
I can tell ya this, if it had the heater controls, and in good condition, they are priceless. They don't make them. They make 1976 and up, but not the 1972-1975, and the early cj5 controls can be found, but not intermediates...you have to make your own.