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Old 05-02-2018, 09:47 PM   #11
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Around me a Jeep like that is $5000-6000 but no more. I like searching sold vehicles on eBay for a good value reference. Biggest automotive market on the internet and the prices reflect what you could get one day as well.

 

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Default Re: Looking at this 1961 CJ5. Any advice would be appreciated. 

Old 05-05-2018, 08:46 PM   #12
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Paint and diamond plate both a turn off for me. While the aftermarket tub may be better than a swiss cheese original, it isn't stock and therefore pretty much eliminates any "collector" value.

And while the F head was a notable improvement over the flat head 134 it replaced, it is still based on the 1926 Willys Whippet engine and rather primitive. If you have not spent any seat time behind any of the 134's, I strongly suggest you do before purchasing. Both slow and exhibit poor economy, not to mention if you manage to get 75K on one without a rebuild job you did well. Been there, done that and have absolutely no desire to revisit.

I would suggest spending some time on ewillys, eWillys | Your source for Jeep and Willys deals, mods and more
to see what comparable Jeeps are listed for. Then maybe offer $1000 less. $6800 is way too high. And 48k original miles? How exactly was that determined? One owner? I doubt it.
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