Re: Need Semi-truck info. (9670 Int. 3406b cat.)
Cat engine parts are the most expensive of all the competing engines out here. Tho a lot of people will swear that power wise, it's the best engine out here. The engine itself is worth at least $3000 if you wanted to scrap it out. Most older tractors sell between $2500 and $5000. But beware, with this high cost of fuel, there are thousand of trucks for sale a greatly discounted prices. Just check on e-bay to see if you want to join the hundreds already there trying to sell equipment.
Now if you were planning to run the truck yourself that would be a different story, but I gather you don't have such a plan. the mileage seem low for a truck that age, I would suspect closer to 1 and a half million miles, but there are always exceptions. I have a '87 Freightliner with that same engine. It has 1.2 million on it and it has been sitting for the last 5 years. The engine and drive train are in great condition, but I can't afford to put a driver in it ( and pay him/her a decent wage) because of the depressed freight rates and the high cost of fuel and maintenance. I've also got over $9k in the rebuilt engine and tranny, therefore I wouldn't sell it for $5000.
Follow you gut feeling on this one, cause your the one that will have to live with it. Cabovers sell for even less.