What to pay for a good 80 series?

Submitted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 12:33
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I'm looking to buy an 80 series turbo diesel and have found a very good '93 2 owner vehicle. It has had the main bearings done recently, new aircon, starter moter, shocks and springs. Needs tyres soon. The Red Book says private sale about $15,500. The asking price is closer to $19,000. Do any good ones make this money?
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Reply By: tukka - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 13:49

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 13:49
Yeah regularly see them anywhere from $20,000 all the way up to $28,000. Alot of money for such an old car. $19,000 aint too bad if its been looked after. Mate brought a 92 Turbo for $24,500 two years ago.
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Follow Up By: Matt(WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 14:21

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Hi Tukka,
I have a 1997 80 Series for sale in the trader that is a 97 with all the fruit if you are interested. Matt's 80 For Sale

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:41

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:41
In Morley Toyota a few weeks back saw an ex mine site or country owner 80 going for $40,000. Nice condition and low K's but had a bit of dust under the mats.
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 14:21

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 14:21
Sorry should have replied to ISI

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 15:03

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 15:03
G'day Matt this isn't the vehicle you had when we did the Powerlines is it? This the vehicle you only bought recently?

Good price you want for it as well. Will give you a straight swap for the wife's VS Comode wagon. LOL
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 15:22

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 15:22
Yeah Dunk. I bought Gone Bushes 80 in September last year and have been crook so I am only just getting around to selling this one now. I have had a fair bit of Interest so hopefully it moves soon. Whats been going on? We should consider another Wa get together soon?
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:38

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 19:38
G'day again, been doing a couple of short 4 day weekend type trips and want to go back in September some time to do the Holland Track again. Darren indicated that he was ken to do that trip. Heading for a day trip to Lancellin Sunday and at the end of June going into the Gt Victoria Desert for a fortnight. Really looking forward to the desert trip.

Mid June might be good for a day trip somewhere maybe stretch to a weekend if the weather is good.

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Reply By: Outa Bounds - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 16:35

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 16:35
Hey to jump in on a related thread, we are considering selling our 80 series. It's a 91 model with a lot of accessories . .
Brunswicks 6.5L Chev (only about a year and a half old)
Dual Wheel Carrier,
Fridge slide & one sliding draw in the back
Front seats (some brand from ARB or Opposite Lock - can't remember)
Aftermarket rear tank
Winch bar
Tuff Dog shocks & suspension
Air bags in the rear (shock)
Hayman Reece Tow bar
CB, CD/MP3 Player etc

We were thinking maybe around $35k (engine cost more than 20 on it 's own (including diffs, radiator etc).

Probably weigh up the option of switching the engine into the Ute - he'll want one of those in the ute anyway regardless. But we're both thinking it's probably a better sell as a complete package leaving it as is.

We just don't see ourselves doing much camping, long trips now that we live out in the bush, so considering perhaps getting a smaller 2nd car now that he's got the 79 Series Ute he's always wanted. Funny thing is we purchased it in Perth some 4yrs ago and it's now pretty much been around Oz (freighted to move to Darwin & Townsville, driven the rest) full circle and now back home pretty much.
Personally I reckon if we sell we're making a big mistage & a loss but that is up for discussion!

Isi, People always value their cars more than you want to pay as a buyer, however I've found every time we've sold one it's been a rush sale and we've taken whatever we could get - generally a lot below what we wanted. From memory we paid for our 91 model about $20k, that was 4yrs ago, it was in good nick but had pretty much no accessories on it at all. Now in the same condition I would expect to get less than $15k so personally I wouldn't pay much more than what the book says. Depends how much you want it and how much you trust the condition - it's always worth paying a bit more if you know it is very decent and going to be reliable.
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Reply By: Member - 120scruiser (NSW) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 16:41

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 16:41
19 k sounds good.
I recently bought a 96 multi valve turbo auto and paid 25 k. At the time there was only 2 advertised in Australia that were auto. There are more manuals around though.
I am very very happy with mine. I know I paid a bit more than what its worth but it was money well spent in my opinion. They hold their value so resale in a few years down the track won't be an issue.
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