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Old 11-24-2010, 11:13 PM
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1980 j10 honcho sportside

are these very rare? according to wiki there was only 1200 or so made. is that true? have a chance to get one for a couple hundred didn't know if it was worth my time to fiddle with. Thanks
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:34 PM
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nope. not worth your time.








where is it?







exactly?
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:37 PM
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ha ha says it now has a 302 with a 5 speed. If I had to guess it must have been a 258 truck with a 5 speed?
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:43 PM
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are these very rare? according to wiki there was only 1200 or so made. is that true? have a chance to get one for a couple hundred didn't know if it was worth my time to fiddle with. Thanks

Honestly, the collectability of that truck is not that great right now, and will probably not compete with the chevys and fords of the same year despite it's low production numbers.

I have a 66 Rambler Ambassador (AMCs answer to the Chevelle) that was one of the hottest cars of it's day, but it will never be worth more that 8k, perfectly restored. An Impala or Chevelle of equal condition will always be worth a lot more.

If you want that truck because you want that truck, then buy it! Don't waste your time or money thinking of it as an investment though, you'll just die old, poor, and surrounded by FJSs.

Lots of folks covet the stepsides though, unfortunately, most of them are broke. Including me
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:47 PM
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It is pretty rare, and pretty cool truck! Grab it!!!
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:05 AM
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I have a 66 Rambler Ambassador (AMCs answer to the Chevelle) that was one of the hottest cars of it's day, but it will never be worth more that 8k, perfectly restored. An Impala or Chevelle of equal condition will always be worth a lot more.


I'd like to see said Ambassador. Just for the fact that i love AMC's. My dad was restoring a '66 ambo convertible 287/4-speed car until the garage it was being painted in caught on fire and ruined it. Except for the drivetrain. I like those cars.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:43 AM
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Sorry, my mac died a mysterious death in the hands of my wife, so I'm on her PC, but I found this one on my myspace I can share.

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Old 11-25-2010, 06:56 AM
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Yes its rare and they sell usually higher than the standard J10
I saw also this 1280 figure : i don't know where it comes from, Toledo production numbers ??
The original powertrains were 258ci L6 + T176 (manual 4 speed) or 360ci V8 + TF727 (auto)
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:05 AM
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I wouldn't call a sportside rare quite yet. There are still many sitting around, but they are desirable if the rear fiberglass fenders are in good shape. Even if they aren't someone could definitely use the bed parts. A couple hundred sounds like a good deal even if its a parts truck.
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:36 PM
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The most critical parts of the truck are the fiberglass fenders. If they are missing or damaged beyond reasonable repair the value of the truck is about what you quoted if the rest is in good shape(no rust or major damage). The tailgate is a critical piece as well.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:07 PM
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you'll just die old, poor, and surrounded by FJSs.



What a horrible death
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:15 PM
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A couple hundred sounds like a good deal even if its a parts truck.


Dang, I'm glad SOMEBODY said it!


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Old 11-25-2010, 04:16 PM
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The most critical parts of the truck are the fiberglass fenders. If they are missing or damaged beyond reasonable repair the value of the truck is about what you quoted if the rest is in good shape(no rust or major damage). The tailgate is a critical piece as well.

I'll take 5!


Man, I haven't seen a $200 truck for a long long time.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:57 PM
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What does make it rare is it is the first year the of the Sportside and the only year of the Sportside that had a brow. With a brow it's worth at least $2,000 more than any other late model JTruck... unless you think bald is beautiful.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:52 PM
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if you don't get it I will!

that thing looks pretty nice, maybe wait for the snow in detroit to melt first...

i'd swap ya running gear if you want amc power...
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:27 PM
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Uh, yeah... at that price snap that sucker up and repower it.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:28 PM
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What does make it rare is it is the first year the of the Sportside and the only year of the Sportside that had a brow.


X2. The only thing rare on the truck is the bed. Even rarer is the rear fenders in uncracked condition and an original bumper. The rest is the same as any other J-truck.

Try to post some pics.


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Old 11-25-2010, 08:46 PM
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How many Jeeps were a one year issue? How many of the 1,200 are left? Maybe not rare like a TVR Griffith 200 or a Ferrari 365GTB but among Jeeps the '80 Sportsides are few and far between. Without the brow it's just another mass produced rig.
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Sportsides

Jeeps will probably never get the respect of the other brands no matter how rare they are. Production numbers of all J10's are small (119 wb):
1980 - 5411
1981 - 3719
1982 - 3016
1983 - 1965
1984 - 1903
Except for exotic cars, these are low production numbers. Now look at the
Sportside, produced between 1980 - 1983. The Sporsides are included in the above J10 production numbers. Roughly 1400 total or 350 a year on average...figure more 1980 first year and fewer in 1983 last year.
That is rare. As most have responded the key is how original it is and condition, rear fenders and no rust. I believe the more original the more value. I have a bias. I have two stock Sportsides, '82 and '83, both have had a re-paint to original color. They are also the HONCHO package but there are not longer decals. But they are both stock with original 360 engines & 727 and this includes the original cloth seats, break away mirrors, roll bars and brush guards. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Sportsides are rare especially if original.
Maybe it's a Jeep thing, from a Jeeper since 1978.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:52 AM
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Sportsides sell at an higher price than the standards J10
They rarely go over $5k though, except some 100% original and unmolested rigs : i saw last year a 1980 honcho+V8 version 100% original (interior, powertrain, rollbar, bumpers, decals etc..) , and no rust but high mileage, which was sold around $15k..
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