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Old 8th January 2011, 22:06   #1
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Hey guys
Firstly the deal

A friend is having a Ford JEEP 44 model, 4x4, swapped with isuzu engine (original engine with owner only, just kept in his garage) all body original as its seasonally driven for hunts and pleasure OTRs (but the interiors need to be refurbished). The owner will give the original engine as a part of the deal.
I have always wanted to have a restored original 4x4, so can buy this machine from him but do not know much about their pricings (especially in delhi).
Please guys suggest me what is the fair price for that?
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Old 9th January 2011, 01:39   #2
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few photos of the jeep would help you get better answers and advice!

so post some photos and get more details about the original engine.
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Old 9th January 2011, 08:43   #3
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Honda Monk,
It is like trading a buffalo who is submerged in water up to her head.

From afar you point in her direction and say:
"see, see that one with the round horns is for sale...how much will you pay for it?"

In our Indianess it is known as ..Bhains ko pani mein rakh kar dhanda kaise kar rahe ho janaab?

Moral of the story: Show the actual product before you ask or fix the price.
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In our Indianess it is known as ..Bhains ko pani mein rakh kar dhanda kaise kar rahe ho janaab?

Moral of the story: Show the actual product before you ask or fix the price.
Fazal, you couldn't have said it better... This is the case more often than not.. I get a call nearly every month with news of the most original ford or MB standing in a village and the owner wanting to sell but no photographs..

Anyway, my experience has been besides the originality of the jeep the price depends a lot on the sellers circumstances and the buyers desperation fueled by an acute shortage of these jeeps....
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Also to add to the above. Are you buying the Ford for offroading or as a vintage?

If its the former you have better options. If its the later then it is a different story.

And if you intent to do both to you.
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