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What's it worth? 1999 ram 2500 diesel. Super low miles.

Old 09-30-2019, 04:26 PM
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Default What's it worth? 1999 ram 2500 diesel. Super low miles.

Inherited my grandfather's 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins diesel with only 28k miles. Yes that's correct only 28050 miles. Everything on the truck mechanically works fine and we just had a new lift pump aland injectors installed last year. Does have some scratches and a couple door dings. The interior is in good shape..headliner and dash could be better but 20 years in texas sun will do that. Kind of hard to Value since there's no other older Ram Cummins with even close to the amount of Miles. Truck isn't even broken in. Probably the lowest mileage diesel ram in the country for its age. Any idea what it's worth? I still need to clean it up and get these stickers off the tailgate etc but it does show pretty good for its age.

**Edit** got the truck all cleaned up. Defintely a nice truck for sure.

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KBB.com says $10,465 - $13,274 for private party sale....
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Do you have any maintenance records for it? For example, if you can show that the oil was changed more than 5 times in the last 20 years I think that will help fetch a higher price.
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Do you have any maintenance records for it? For example, if you can show that the oil was changed more than 5 times in the last 20 years I think that will help fetch a higher price.
no maintenance records but he did take care of it but without proof that doesn’t mean much. only all the original paperwork etc.
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I saw that your grandfather had a purple heart service tag on his truck.

I am sure you are proud of him and his undeniably selfless service to our country.

If yours, thank you for your service.


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2wd will hurt the price a bit. Sweet truck and even sweeter memories of your grandfather, I hope. Keep it. Dress it up w a lift/level and make it your own. I wouldn’t sell it.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
I saw that your grandfather had a purple heart service tag on his truck.

I am sure you are proud of him and his undeniably selfless service to our country.

If yours, thank you for your service.

thanks was a ww2 vet and had some crazy stories.
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Originally Posted by Roosty View Post
2wd will hurt the price a bit. Sweet truck and even sweeter memories of your grandfather, I hope. Keep it. Dress it up w a lift/level and make it your own. I wouldn’t sell it.
unfortunately I have no use for it and we have a 2nd baby on the way and could use the money for some house projects. Already have an f-250 diesel that I never drive. He was a good man that was nice enough to leave his entire estate to my mom and I.
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Originally Posted by Salty Gator4 View Post
Do you have any maintenance records for it? For example, if you can show that the oil was changed more than 5 times in the last 20 years I think that will help fetch a higher price.
why would you change the oil more frequently if not being driven? oil doesn't really just go bad from sitting!
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Military Order of the Purple Heart | GreenDrop

Might be put to good use for another 20 years.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
why would you change the oil more frequently if not being driven? oil doesn't really just go bad from sitting!
Everything has a shelf life.
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Put it up in the Trucks classifieds for 15k. Someone will want it....
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Sorry for your loss, it sounds like your grandfather was a legend!

I have a 2nd Gen Cummins as well and you'd be surprised what people ask for these trucks. I'm not privy to the final details of any deals that are made but the asking prices are sky high and to the right buyer, your truck is worth a significant amount of money.

If you have facebook, take a look at some of the 2nd Gen Cummins pages for some pricing intelligence. I don't think KBB is a good gauge because these trucks are starting to bring a serious premium. I know I paid a premium for my truck and have been very happy with it; especially with my intended purpose for the truck (third vehicle; tows boat and utility trailer periodically). I was looking for a well cared for pre-emissions diesel and plenty of others are looking for something that fits that mold as well.

I notice the following items that will probably "hurt" the value of your truck:

- 2wd
- Automatic Trans (the 6spds seem to be preferred)
- Short Box (the 8ft beds seem to be preferred)

All three of those items are partially offset by the incredibly low miles. Good luck with whatever you decide!
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Thanks for all the help. Will be cleaning it up tomorrow and get some better pics. Will be listing it soon. Someone will be getting a nice truck.
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I would certainly put top dollar on that truck. agreed, not 4x4 but still very sought after. you will need to hold out for the right buyer but it will payoff.
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You cant put a price on that truck, keep it and drive it. Especially with the sentimental value. Cummins will last forever. That is one bad ass truck
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Originally Posted by Elgreco809 View Post
Everything has a shelf life.
if your that concerned pull the dipstick and see what the oil looks like. even if it is old oil, the engine doesnt have enough miles to cause any problems
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Shoot high on the price. Some die hard Cummins guy would love to have that truck.
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there are guys out there that will pay 20k for that truck
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Originally Posted by kawakx125 View Post
there are guys out there that will pay 20k for that truck
This. Prices are stupid high..

As a reference, I paid mid-teens for an 02', 189k, 4x4, long bed w/ a 6spd. One owner, garage kept, super clean. I added some power to the truck and the enjoyment factor got even better.

Good luck OP. If you decide to sell it at the 10-12k amount someone tossed out there earlier. I'll buy it from you immediately
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