I've been looking for a '77 LTD;
Used to have one since new, but sold it in '85 for $1500.
Lately, I've seen them for $1800-$2000 on the low side and in good to very good shape, and I just saw one go for $2695 that was in pretty fair shape (paint was not the best, but looked like it wasn't dropped, and needed to be cleaned throughout - it had 16,000 miles).
And then there's the ones that are almost perfect that go for $3000 and up; but that's for the '77 LTD 1000 and the '76 LTD 900; both first series bikes that most likely command more resale value.
The '78 should be close in value, but I'm no expert on these "collector" values. What color is the '78 ?
I just bought a 1978 KZ1000 LTD for $3200- off eBay with 5,875 miles.
The bike looks practically new, with ALL original parts (even exhaust).
I've been searching for about 2 years and this was a hard-to-find, FIND.
Why, the ones with low miles, original paint (mine has 1 scratch on tail),
and original parts go for the most money (Google: 'redlinecycles' & see).
I've seen some NOT sell on eBay because the reserve was about $6000-
and guys stopped bidding at about $5000-. So, if you want to get rich,
you won't really. If you want to make somebody happy, ask for a reason-able amount, depending on condition. Good luck on your decision. Richie
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