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1978 Jeep J-10

Townside Short Bed Pickup
GAA Classic Cars February 2021
Thursday, 25 February - Saturday, 27 February 2021
$35,100
Sale Price
No
Reserve
26 February 2021
Sold Date
FR0239
Lot Number
#2-
Truck restoration
GAA Classic Cars
Auction House
Chassis no. 1Z8789S412058. Black and gold over beige vinyl. 360-cid V-8, automatic, 4-wheel drive, All Terrain T/A tires, factory roll bar with KC lights, power steering, power brakes, later CD stereo with Bluetooth.

Evaluation: Only represented with a new interior but looks extensively restored with fresh-looking paint on the frame, new exhaust, and a fully restored engine bay with fresh-looking blue paint covering the entire engine as well as the air cleaner. The paint and decals look recent as well.

Bottom Line: One of several packages available on the 1978 Jeep J-10 including the Custom, Honcho, Laredo, and Pioneer, the Golden Eagle is the most eye-catching and the most desirable. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better Golden Eagle than this and the Greensboro bidders recognized that, running it up to a tip-top-of-the-market result.

by Andrew Newton
8 March 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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