Yes and no. Do a completed listing search on ebay. There are "sold" listings far higher, and some lower. Being able to see one in person outside of the auction, is a HUGE advantage. Original paint means no bondo, so what you see is what you get.
78 was a good year. Fine spline diffs with 4:10 gears, disks, 2F, 4spd. Not the elusive 1983, but a great year none the less.
1978 13BT-40, 70 series mechanicals
1966 FJ45 lwb stock
2003 100 OME lift
1974V8J40, 1992FJ80, 1985FJ60, 1971FJ55, 1978FJ40, 1974FJ40, 1997 LX450 all long gone.