For Sale AL: 1997 40th Anniversary Sage Locked Collector Quality

Year
1997
Vehicle Model
  1. 80 Series
Mileage
146000
Color
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I have decided to sell my 40th Ann 80, Antique Sage with factory lockers. Apologies in advance if my asking price offends anyone, but I am asking $40k for it. I recently acquired a 100 series (2006 LC) and it is my daily driver now. Ultimately, I like the 100 series as a daily driver/ mall crawler, and it isn't a collector's quality vehicle so the accumulation of more miles doesn't matter to me. This 80 was an absolute joy to have during the pandemic when I was working from home a good bit (I would go on afternoon drives and refuel my soul...), but I am now driving more for work and enjoy the V8 and AHC in the '06 (don't hate me...). I know I am going to regret selling it, the only one I have seen that rivals it was the low mileage one that brought a ton on BAT.

I found this 80 in early 2020 (just before the world changed...) after hunting high and low. I have daily driven it since then, putting about 12k miles on it. It lived its life in CA (briefly), then NV for the vast majority of its years where it was well maintained. The seller for me flipped it - bought it from NV then titled it in WY (he was from Jackson). I had it inspected and driven before buying. The undercarriage is the condition you would expect from this description.

It was in great mechanical shape, but I have also invested a lot in it to keep it baselined - using OEM equipment when available for my maintenance. I wanted to have it at 100% when I offered it for sale, so I had it combed over by a mechanic and the cats replaced within the past few weeks. I was noticing some power loss, and that was the issue. I have maintenance records going back to around 60k miles, and it has been maintained by pros (I am not even a shade tree mechanic).

I added the Geolander tires shortly after purchase, so they have about 12k on them.

Everything mechanically works like a dream, other than the D light doesn't burn (Hey - it's an 80...). The 40th Ann logos on the side are the original raised stickers. The doors all have the VIN stickers.

The interior plastic sunroof housing is cracked and separated in one area, but still functions without any problem. The driver's side power seat control button is missing, but the power seat works (I had the common plastic bushing repair done). There are a couple of paint chips on the hood and a chip in the windshield (no crack) that I really don't notice. The front sombrero logo is chrome, which I do not think was standard for the Ann editions. I have the black version that I think was the original color that I will include in the sale, but I never got around to switching out.

All of the upholstery is original and very, very clean. 3rd row included and also clean, I have had wrapped and stored since I bought it because I never used.

An aftermarket radio was installed by a PO, and it works great with touchscreen and bluetooth integration for phones. There was also a mic cleanly installed by the visor. This is a dated model with no carplay capability, but the bluetooth streaming and phone functions work very well. (Better than in my 100, which is an upcoming project).

Serious inquiries can PM me and give me your cell and I can text cold starts and walk around videos.

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Joel Razook

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Do you have the original 40th Anniversary floor mats? Does your LC retain the tool kit? This is a great looking 40th!
 
Wah00

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Thank you. Yes on the tool kit; no on the floor mats.
 
TXMeatball

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Just a FYI looks like the seats were redone at some point.
 
Wah00

Wah00

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Just a FYI looks like the seats were redone at some point.
Thanks - I am not aware of the seats being redone, and the wear seems consistent with what would be there with originals to my untrained eye, but I can't speak for what was done by P.O. I do think the bright sunlight in the photos might distort the colors a little.
 
G-Cat

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Just a FYI looks like the seats were redone at some point.

Seats were redone for sure, not that it’s a bad thing

How can you guys tell/what are you identifying as “tells” that the leather is not original?

I owned an identical truck for 10 years and they look like original 40th leathers to me:

Two-tone/colors look correct
Seat backs look correct
Wide “OE” band/strip on seat bun looks correct

When multiple vendors (years ago) attempted to recreate these, it was the wide band across the seat bottom that was tough to recreate. The vendor that came the closest used drum-died leather and was able to closely recreate that band.

Just curious.
 
TXMeatball

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How can you guys tell/what are you identifying as “tells” that the leather is not original?

I owned an identical truck for 10 years and they look like original 40th leathers to me:

Two-tone/colors look correct
Seat backs look correct
Wide “OE” band/strip on seat bun looks correct

When multiple vendors (years ago) attempted to recreate these, it was the wide band across the seat bottom that was tough to recreate. The vendor that came the closest used drum-died leather and was able to closely recreate that band.

Just curious.
Biggest giveaway usually is the lack of folds/creases in the center sections of the seats. Sometimes the sun can dry it out and make it more taught, but you can still see the folds near the edges. I've heard it's a pain in the ass to recreate so most upholstery shops just go for the taught flat center sections. I've only seen one shop recreate it perfectly before on a guys tundra.
 
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Biggest giveaway usually is the lack of folds/creases in the center sections of the seats. Sometimes the sun can dry it out and make it more taught, but you can still see the folds near the edges. I've heard it's a pain in the ass to recreate so most upholstery shops just go for the taught flat center sections. I've only seen one shop recreate it perfectly before on a guys tundra.
The wear pattern is also different than stock LC leather. Stock LC leather wears in the center first. Yours is wearing at the seams first. It's not a bad thing at all. Just shows that the leather has been replaced at some point.
 
whereischadjones

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Thank you. Yes on the tool kit; no on the floor mats.
I've got my 40th original floor mats somewhere in a cabinet in my garage. What are they worth these days? Probably average condition.
 

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