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Cobra 142GTL question

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Feb 20, 2010
Hi everyone, I wanted to get a good SSB CB radio and I came across the Cobra 142GTL from 1977. I have watched a couple of reviews on the radio and they say it performs way better than the new CBs with SSB, such as the infamous drifting Galaxies.

What is a good price for this radio? How much would you pay for it?
I found one for around $90, is it worth it? What is the average price? I can't find any to compare online.

Also if you have any other recommendation for a good SSB CB other than the Cobra 142GTL I would appreciate it. No matter base or mobile, either will do.

Thank you for your help.
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