FULLY-RESTORED, SHOW STOPPER BUILD, 350 V8, AUTO, READY 2 SHOW OR DRIVE ANYWHERE
Jeep has recently rolled out a Wrangler-based pickup prototype, but the idea isn't new. This nut-and-bolt restored 1982 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler is proof of concept thirty years ago, and is dressed in a bright red color scheme that works perfectly with the hot-rod Jeep's burly 350 cubic inch V8 living under the hood. With this 4x4, you can go anywhere, carry everything, and do it in a hurry, all with the confidence of having what might be the nicest Scrambler in the country!
The CJ8 was a longer version of the CJ7, which had both the benefit of increasing cargo capacity and improving the on-road ride. Only a handful were built during six years of production, and the numbers in 1982 didn't even break 3000, so finding one this nice today is quite unexpected. It has been neatly maintained and refinished as needed during its life, and the paint it wears today has an awesome look that is a lot flashier than you'd expect for 1982, but works extremely well today. The doors and hood fit well, Scrambler decals have been reinstalled, and there's a removable hardtop for all-weather comfort. This Jeep also features a gray spray-in bedliner in the cargo bay (it's strictly a two-seater) and aggressive rubber flares for the fenders which allow oversized tires and protect the bodywork when you're off road. A grille guard, simple chrome bumper, a roll bar, a rear-mounted spare, and stake sides on the bed give it a no-nonsense look that suits it well.
Like all CJs, the CJ8 Scrambler is basic inside, catering to the guy who understands that playing outside is a dirty affair. Fortunately, comfort and simplicity can live together in the form of supportive black vinyl bucket seats over a floor painted to match the bodywork. Have fun, get dirty, hose it all off and do it again, it's the Jeep way. Aftermarket Auto Meter gauges work with the stock speedometer in the center of the dash, where it's lived for decades, but there is no radio, which shouldn't be a surprise; you're not going to miss it. An aftermarket center console provides some weatherproof storage and a pair of cup holders (good luck with those on the trail!), and there's a grab bar for passengers. You'll also note there are only two pedals on the floor and a column-mounted shifter for the 3-speed automatic transmission, a relatively rare option but fully correct for the CJ8.
To go with its added size, this CJ8 Scrambler carries reliable Chevy 350 cubic inch V8 under the squared-off hood. With plenty of torque to move this 4x4 over any terrain, it makes pleasant V8 noises and is the perfect partner to the automatic transmission, making climbing around off-road a low-stress proposition. Nicely detailed with an Edelbrock chrome dress-up kit, fresh red plug wires and distributor cap, and an overall clean look that suggests careful maintenance since it was restored, and it probably hasn't hit the trails yet. It also offers power steering and brakes to help out when the going gets tough, and a soundtrack provided by a new exhaust system underneath. Manual-locking hubs provide the ultimate in reliability and traction, and the undercarriage shows the results of a full frame-off restoration that was finished not too long ago. Will you even have the courage to take this one into the dirt? Big Mickey Thompson aluminum slots have a butch look and carry oversized 33x12.5-15 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires.
A neat footnote in Jeep history that's suddenly back in fashion, this Scrambler is also a great collectable that can still go anywhere, and you just won't find a nicer one than this. Call today!
- Removable Hard Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Drive
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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