I placed the Sammy up for sale via Craigslist and Face Book Marketplace today.
She remains drive-able of course and will be used as camping towed vehicle until sold. The plan then is to get Martha's Honda CR-V to be flat-towed by mounting a tow plate and acquiring required items such as an assistive braking system.
The decision to sell has been long in coming. A final discussion with Martha this morning solidified the decision to sell. We don't want to put more money into the Sammy and I'm not comfortable with the idea of replacing the head gasket myself.
Realistically, yes, I could probably do it but then what will break next on this 35 year old car?
While she's great off-road, being able to go places I wouldn't dare to go; her performance on paved roads is not enough for us. If she could only 55 mph on the hills this wouldn't be an issue but there you go.
IIWII: It Is What It Is.
Update: January 21
Though there were several "inquiries", it wasn't till a call today by someone asking to come by to see the Sammy tomorrow that I realized I wasn't ready to let go of the Sammy. The FB and Craigslist ads have been deleted so we'll see how things go!