What price do I put on a 60 series landcruiser?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 19:13
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I am thinking of selling my trusty 60 series. I have looked through the adds and there are plenty of vehicles for sale but none with all of the accessories that mine has:
Turbo diesel with dual range tanks, Diff locks front and rear, Arb roof rack and bull bar, Warn 8000lb winch. dual batteries, compressor, high lift suspension, cargo barrier, storage system. The engine was done 390K but was recoed about 10 years ago and is in good nick. The drive train is in good order, the body has heaps of scratches and the paint is faded.

I know the previous owner spent around 14K on the accessories.
Are these accessories likely to add any value to the sale price or just give me the edge over a similar vehicle?
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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 19:22

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 19:22
More information is needed.
What year is it ... there is a fair difference in price from say an 1983 model to a 1988 model. If it has 12HT turbo they still bring good money.
Is it a Sahara.
Is it manual (worth more) than an auto.
Any rust (especially gutters)
Depending on all of the above its value could be anywhere from $5000 to $13,000 maybe.
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Reply By: Serendipity of Mandurah (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 20:57

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 20:57
I had a 1986 dual cab landcruiser 5 speed manual with air conditioning- the ute conversion which sold recently for $7500.
I had fitted a 12ht turbo motor from a jap import with only 100k on the engine only 3 years prior.
In the last 12 months had the gearbox overhauled.
It had long range fuel
twin batteries
Locked up tray
Full roof rack, scrub bars, arb roo bar, spot lights
Sunrasia rims
Air compressor (retrofitted old a/c pump) to a tank
LSD diff in rear
Bucket seats form commodore
New leaf springs and shocks all round in last 12 months
extra helper coil springs over the leaf springs on the back.
High core density radiator
New front disks in last 12 months
and chucked in all my old spares like belts, bearings, hubs, water pumps etc.

Tried to sell for ages over the last 12 months - price just kept going down. People just had too much money during the boom and where buying better cars. (like what I did)

Maybe the wagon will sell for better than that.


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Reply By: Pradobob - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 21:34

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 21:34
I sold my FJ60 dual fuel last year for $3800. 425,000km. Reco engine, new clutch, recored radiator, new water pump, fan, coupling. New aircon condensor, filter drier, regas. New tyres on good 10'' mags, new rear brake drums, wheel cyls and shoes. Gas cyl certified for next 10 years etc. Bull bar, spotties, CD, cargo barrier, dual batt setup.
Bought it for $11000, 10 years ago. Do all maint myself. I thought that I did OK.
Accessories don't rate as a selling point in my opinion.
Bought a new D4D Prado - magic!
Good luck.
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Reply By: Davo_60 - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 22:43

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 22:43

I watch these a bit because I own one. If it is not a factory turbo then they are a dime a dozen, although 60's in really good nick are getting harder to find. Probably 5-7 grand, but there is a good second hand market for the accessories so you could sell them separately and do quite well. Good luck.

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Reply By: David A A - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 23:33

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 23:33
Hi Frank!

Unfortunately on any vehicle you will not get the value of any accessories back, fact of life?!
I like the sound of yours and would love it.
Mine is an 83 2H virtually bog standard but it ain't for sale at any less than 6000 as I know the vehicle.
About a weeks time we are off to Shark Bay and other places towing our CT and I know she will get us there and back, slowly but surely.

You could put 10 - 15 grand (if sahara) on it but unless someone really wants it then it ain't going to sell. A lot less if not.

we mostly know how good they are but unless someone really wants it no matter how low you go it will not sell until you get to a ridiculously low price.

Put a price you are happy with and that you can haggle with and go from there. It is your decision to accept or reject the offers.


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Reply By: 3F62 - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 00:37

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 00:37
At the end of the day it's worth what the "Right" person is willing to pay.......

I bought my old 1989 62 series GXL petrol for $5,500 in 2004 that had nothing on it, was purely a mums taxi, did all the mods less the lockers that yours has, mostly 2nd hand accessories used & sold it 2 yrs later to the "Right person" for $11,000.

So to coin a phrase...........you need to find Mr. Right

Interestingly the person who bought the 62 series, spent $ 2,000 on the motor and sold it 3 months later to another Mr.Right for $13,000. ( This guy just wanted it right or wrong)

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Reply By: Rolly - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:11

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:11
I bought my 1985 FJ62 deluxe auto, 220,000km with Alloy roobar & sidesteps, LR tank, 2.5t hitch, good spotties etc., rust free and well serviced in June last year for $6,500 with a big box full of spares worth about $500.

My mechanic keeps upping his offer each time he sees it, even a direct swap for his much later model 80 series.

Others have also made offers above what I paid without knowing what that amount was.

They are good reliable cars and much sought after by afficionados and regular "off-roaders".

You just have to find the genuinely interested buyer.

I searched for about 6 months for mine.
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Reply By: David A A - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 23:46

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 23:46
Hey Frank n stein

Where abouts are you?
I would possibly be interested !! Depends on a lot though!!

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