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#1 of 4 Value of Toyota 1981 SR5 pickup
Nov 26, 2004 (2:32 am)
I have a 1981 Toyota SR5 manual, 4WD, long bed pickup. A family member bought it new and it has always been maintained. It had 250,000 on it and needed some work (oil change,oil leak, time to service manual transmission, cracks in windshield, trick doors that sometimes did not want to unlock) when I got a new vehicle. Unfortunately, neither cab door works now so you have can only get into the cab by climbing in through the opening in the rear window (ya gotta be kinda spry like!) I can't recall the criteria for used car ratings but I think it would be considered to be in "poor" condition. The truck has been sitting for over a year. I have all repair records. Obviously, it will need some work before it can run (if that's what someone wanted it to do). My question is, what price range can I expect if I sell it. I assume that the buyer would want it as a parts vehicle, although someone who had a love of old Toyotas, and could work on it themselves might attempt to make it operable again. Also how would I go about getting the best price? Truck trader, e bay, or? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
#2 of 4 Re: Value of Toyota 1981 SR5 pickup [mukluk]
Nov 26, 2004 (8:08 am)
You can probably have it towed away for free, or part it out yourself and pay to have the remains hualed away.
#3 of 4 Are you sure?
Nov 26, 2004 (8:09 pm)
I thought it might be a highly sought after collectors item. I had visions of posting a listing on e bay and there being enormous nation wide bidding wars. Then I imagined the future, watching the truck that used to be mine, a beautifully restored shiny red vintage Toyota, rolling stately-like down Main Street the star of the July 4th parade. Townsfolk clamoring to have their pictures taken with it. So I can scarcely believe your response,...are you sure?
#4 of 4 Don't get me wrong
Nov 27, 2004 (1:20 pm)
Solid front axle Toyota 4X4s were awsome off road and I've owned 2 of them, but your truck in good running condition with doors that work would be worth $1500-$2500 if you could get in, start it up, and drive it home. As a parts vehicle, all the parts have 250,000 miles on them. Would you buy an axle or transfer case that needed to be rebuilt? You can buy them rebuilt already. The cost of complete restoration is more than a new vehicle, otherwise I'd still have my '53 Willeys pick-up. Rebuilt engine, transmission, transfer case, axles, steering and suspension componants, upholstry, heater core and fan, radiater... Used these things are worth a few bucks each to somebody that wants to keep an old one running a little while longer but on a truck with very high miles they're ALL going to need work.
BTW; I have a '47 Willeys CJ2, that I've had for 33 years, that has NO ORIGINAL PARTS except the body "tub". I've built it one piece at a time as old parts wore out. It's worth about one fourth of what I've spent on it, but it's NFS