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MTSN
09-19-2013, 03:46 PM
Looks awesome and it's in Boulder:

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/116536-1993-HZJ75-Troop-Carrier-NC-Registered-CO-Located

Hulk
09-19-2013, 08:42 PM
How much of the price is due to rarity, do you think? I'm guessing it would be $10K if it wasn't so rare.

shellb
09-19-2013, 09:04 PM
Thanks for the cross-post! I guess I should have put it up here as well...

shellb
09-19-2013, 09:08 PM
How much of the price is due to rarity, do you think? I'm guessing it would be $10K if it wasn't so rare.

Hi Matt - We wheeled together in Moab this year! Hard to put a price on it for sure but the parts alone are easily worth 10k I would think...

OilHammer
09-20-2013, 09:59 AM
How much of the price is due to rarity, do you think? I'm guessing it would be $10K if it wasn't so rare.

Absolutely. 1993 80 series aren't rare here, so to get an average one with a rebuilt head and a couple accessories would probably be around $6k. Throw in a premium for a diesel engine and that 10k number is pretty close. But....this isn't an 80, so yeah, premium price of some level is gonna happen.

Brett, it's a cool truck, wish I could buy it. I would recommend you dig up the history and figure out how it got here. Before most people will drop that kind of cash, they're going to want to see the importation paperwork to know its fully legal. Registration isn't enough to guarantee its legal. Some people won't care about that, but there are warnings all over the customs sites.

For example, there was a late model diesel prado that just sold for around that much, but it was a diplomat import = legal as far as we know. I believe the diplomat loophole has since been closed (diplomats are supposed to export the car and not sell them locally) but it could have been brought in before that.

shellb
09-20-2013, 11:03 AM
Thanks Barry! It would fit right in with your current collection. :)

I do have some information to share with serious potential buyers, it is just not something I want to openly discuss on a public forum.

DaveInDenver
09-20-2013, 11:16 AM
I'm sure you have piles of documentation.

I know I'd ask, I'd hate to be an example case when Customs crushes my illegally imported vehicle. Yikes!

mzBFwFos-o0

OilHammer
09-20-2013, 11:34 AM
Thanks Barry! It would fit right in with your current collection. :)

I do have some information to share with serious potential buyers, it is just not something I want to openly discuss on a public forum.

It sure would! Think the wife would give up the 100 for it? Hmmm :Princess:

:lmao:

MTSN
09-20-2013, 11:40 AM
I'm sure you have piles of documentation.

I know I'd ask, I'd hate to be an example case when Customs crushes my illegally imported vehicle. Yikes!

mzBFwFos-o0

Totally painful to watch, but it still looks like fun :D

OilHammer
09-20-2013, 11:44 AM
That crane operator was obviously having fun with that. And that thing has more dexterity than the gumball machines in Chuck y cheese! I bet he can snatch a bolt off the ground.
And what a load of crap "not safe for american roads, we saved lives" that is. Really? That's the reason for crushing it? So, tell me Mr. customs guy, why isn't every vehicle without side air bags and crumple zones crushed, and for that matter, why even allow motorcycles or dump trucks on the road?

DaveInDenver
09-20-2013, 12:13 PM
And what a load of crap "not safe for american roads, we saved lives" that is. Really? That's the reason for crushing it? So, tell me Mr. customs guy, why isn't every vehicle without side air bags and crumple zones crushed, and for that matter, why even allow motorcycles or dump trucks on the road?
It's for the children!

But seriously, see the thread on the hoops you have to jump through to keep an old Cruiser on the road with classic plates. They ARE trying to get old iron off the roads.

girraffe
09-20-2013, 12:40 PM
And don't forget about convertibles! Who wants to buy my 80?? It's totally legal and I got a Gturbo and Rodney's extreme transmission going in soon!!

DenCo40
09-20-2013, 01:58 PM
Looks awesome and it's in Boulder:

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/116536-1993-HZJ75-Troop-Carrier-NC-Registered-CO-Located

Really cool rig! They put the steering wheel on the wrong side. Id rather not let the passenger drive..

AKcruiser
10-08-2013, 09:22 AM
Cool truck! I would love to have it. Here is a suggestion, why not register it here in CO, that way the prospective buyer would know it that they wouldn't have any trouble getting it on the road.

black95
10-09-2013, 04:30 PM
We should absolutely be able to buy and own whatever we choose in the US. I get motorcycles, because you can lay them down in a dangerous situation, but it's crazy to me you can buy a CanAm spyder--arguably the most dangerous thing on the road.... and you can't buy a 70 series 'Cruiser. Absurd.

That guy with the CBP is your typical one sided, black and white, brainwashed, law enforcement D-bag. :tongue2:

Jenny Cruiser
10-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Why do you say that? Have you ridden a Spyder? They're packed with (too many imo) safety systems and handle a lot better than a traditional trike.

Rezarf
10-16-2013, 08:48 PM
Hey guys, so I met up with Brett today and looked over the Troopy... Even took it for a spin, and its a very cool rig for sure. We are discussing a possible trade value for my 40/trailer combo. It's hard to gauge either persons "value" with my trailer being a one off project and the Troopy being so rare.

This could be the family wheeler we have been looking for... but we gotta negotiate. I fully expect you to brag and brag on my combo and belittle Brett's mini van ;) :hill: