I have an old van in decent shape.
Its an 85 dodge caravan. Base model. With about 65,000 miles on it.
2.2 carb’ed engine. 3 speed auto.
The interior is in great shape. No rips in the cloth or cracks on the dash. Floor carpet is worn and stained in some places, but not torn.
The exterior is in good shape as well. There is only one dent about 8" long and a few inches tall on the bottom of the sliding door and the only rust is just in front of the back wheels but not rusted through and mostly only paint blisters. Paint and all chrome is still shining with no parts or trim missing.
However, Mechanically its not in the best shape.
It needs the carb rebuilt. (the ethanol took its toll)
Exhaust is ok because it was replaced a few years ago but it has a hole near one hanger.
Needs a brake master cylinder
Burns oil when it idles and I think it also has some leak down when it sits.
Its very hard to start it at this point and getting worse.
Done within the past few years is brakes, head gasket, timing belt, water pump, battery, shocks and struts.
This is a spare vehicle for me and I really dont need it and I could really use some cash right now.
How can I sell it if its not worth enough to do any of the repairs it needs. The repairs would cost more than I could ever sell it for.
I also think that its in too good of shape to just send to a scrap yard.
What should I do? Is it worth anything?