Offered a '83 mini, value?

Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by ar2stp48, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. ar2stp48

    ar2stp48

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    I looked at an "83 short bed, reg cab mini today and was asked to make an offer. It is as plain as they come; no radio, no p/s, no ac. Truck is in above average condition for age and has 98k miles; miles are actual and it is a one owner. It has a warn winch--low profile, but I didnt get the model number. It has been driven 100 miles or less in the past 12 to 15 months.

    Other than the carb needing a little attention, it runs and drives good. No tell tale noises and no excess steering lash. Everything works but the brakes seem weak for p/b.

    I talked with the lady last summer but she was not ready to sell the truck then. Now she wants me to make an offer and will not give a clue as to what numbers she may have in mind. I called a dealer and got the story that it was too old for their guide.

    I would like to make a decent offer that will be considered but not offer too much. I have spent too many years chasing FJ40's and dont know much about the mini's.
     
  2. KliersLC

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    I'd say no more than 1500, but realisticly 1000 is fair. Bring up the brakes and the carb issues.....

    Dan
     
  3. 2ndGenToyotaFan

    2ndGenToyotaFan Ice-Bound Moderator

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    It's complicated....
    Just pray she doesn't think it's a gold mine..... I'll second the 1000-1500ish area.
     
  4. CJF

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    I take it it's a 4x4?

    Is the paint good? Is the body straight? Any rust? How's the interior; is the dash cracked?

    How about a pic?

    Curtis
     
  5. ar2stp48

    ar2stp48

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    More info as per query:

    Yes, it is 4x4

    Dash is not cracked

    Headliner has been replaced, seats are in good condition--no splits or cracks

    Paint is ok, badly faded. Body has its share of dings in the bed sides common to single wall. Fenders, hood, grill, tailgate are all good, straight---no tree bashing.

    The only rust of concern is along seam at front of the bed floor.

    Aftermarket wheels--the common white spokes--and tires will need replacing

    Sorry I didnt have a camera with me
     
  6. CJF

    CJF

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    Go buy it!
     
  7. ATLcrusher

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    If you don't buy it, I might be interested. PM me if you decide against it.
     
  8. BJ_bumperboy

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    whatever the price is ... buy it ..


    If its what your lookin' for . bottom line ... if the frame and bed are in good shape .. you can double your money . its a safe bet .
     
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