I know there are a lot of variables in this discussion, so I know opinions mary vary....but looking at this deal at the surface, I'm looking for opinions.
My wife and I currently have a car, a lightly modified '02 Land Rover Discovery, and a lightly modified '74 FJ40. The car and the Rover are driven daily to work, but due to our highway commutes, the FJ40 has been relegated to holding down the garage floor down so it doesn't get blown away while we are at work. It (the FJ40) has been a project of mine for the last 5 years, but I have begun to run out of momentum and patience, when it comes to working on it, and getting it to a point where it can be driven more regularly.
ANYWAYS, I was skimming Craigslist the other day and found a gentleman that was looking to trade his '81 FJ60 for an FJ40. My wife instantly said "Oooh, I LIKE that!..." so the wheels started turning, and I began thinking this might be a good idea. Our FJ40 has 87K miles has a lift, tires, PTO winch, and I've taken care of a good portion of the mechanical buggers. The FJ60 has 119K, appears to be in great shape, and has a few mods including an ARB bumper. The FJ40 has a fair amount of rear sil rust, is painted with primer, has some damage to the hard top from an accident that must have occurred many years ago.
I've thought about selling the FJ40 on a few occasions, just due to the lack of use it gets, so this isn't the first time, I've considered getting rid of it. Trouble is, each time I list it for sale, I get cold feet when I get emails/calls with interest.
At this point, I'm just looking for opinions on the value, or potential value of this trade if I were to go for it. I'm thinking an FJ60 would get a bit more action since it would be a little easier to take on the freeways and such.
Sorry for the long winded post, and thanks in advance for any opinions and input.