Today is Labor Day here in the U.S., and to celebrate, we've got a Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jeep that looks like it might be a labor of love. It does come with friends, but will the trio prove to be worth some hard worked-for cash?
Look, I know that today is a day off for a lot of you, one where you'd rather not even think about work. I'm still going to ask you to put up with one bit of requested effort, and that is to have a gander at this trio of CJ5s, which look like they need a lot of work between them. You'll then vote on whether or not they also look like they might be worth the seller's asking. You can do that, right? In between the beers and the BBQ?
Have you ever read Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel Never Let Me Go? Perhaps you've seen the film adaptation by Mark Romanek, which featured Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Keira Knightley?
Adapted from the book, the film's plot focuses on these three stars' characters who live in a dystopian future where they are brought up in the strictly controlled environment of a boarding school, and later a sort of holding compound, both places where they are instructed to stay fit and healthy. Their purpose is to eventually serve as organ donors for the wealthy individuals from whom they have been cloned, and then to be thrown away.
Yeah, it's pretty eff'd up.
I bring this up because today's primary candidate is a 1979 Jeep CJ5 that is claimed to be the recipient of a partial restoration, but which needs parts - driveline, bodywork, etc. That's why its purchase comes with two other CJs, each with parts the orange truck can use. You see where I am going with this?
That orange truck is a roller, but the package the seller is offering includes the gray truck which comes with a V8 and automatic transmission. There's a blue truck too, with a Geländewagen-esque hardtop and doors, which could also go to Mr. Orange.
The main truck has a clear title, while no mention is made in the ad as to the state of the other two. With all three seemingly un-roadworthy, and two of them looking like Johnny Depp at the end of Once Upon a Time in Mexico, it's safe to say you'd need to trailer the whole kit and caboodle home anyway.
So, I said that I'd have a little work for you to do this Labor Day, and it's now time to get to it. What we need to determine is whether or not this orange CJ5 and its pair of parts donors is worth a cool $3,500. That's a lot of Jeeps for the money, but then again there's a lot of work yet to be done to make them into, at the minimum, one runner.
What do you think, is $3,500 a fair price for this Jeep trio? Or, does that just not work for you?
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