LIFTED VIPER RED CJ7, PROMAR 258 I6, 5-SPEED, DANA 30 FRNT, LOCKER REAR, 35"!!!
Don't look now, but Jeeps are red hot and we can't seem to keep them in stock. The fun promised by this 1983 CJ7 with hits bright red paint, giant tires, and tidy interior isn't just a promise, and more and more buyers are discovering how much fun it is to go out and play in the dirt.
With so many of these being used as intended back when they were new, it explains why they're hot collectors' items today: there just aren't that many nice ones left. This CJ7 is very clean and straight, having been freshened two years ago and given the right upgrades to make it fun to drive and great to look at. The vivid Viper Red paint seems right for a vehicle that's built purely for fun and given that it prefers to get dirty, it actually looks terrific. A big winch up front suggests go-anywhere capabilities and oversized fender flares are probably mandatory with those giant meats. It's also got a set of KC lights up on the windshield posts, tubular step bumpers, tow hooks all around, and a beefy spare tire rack big enough to carry one of those Mickey Thompson tires without effort. This one sure looks the part.
The interior obviously isn't stock, but someone went the extra mile to not only make it functional, but attractive as well. The high-back bucket seats are comfortable yet hose off at the end of a day on the trails and the heavy-duty spray-in bedliner on the floor is just pure genius. You'll note that someone took their time, as it wasn't just sprayed, but each part was disassembled and everything was quite carefully masked, so the results are above and beyond what you'd expect. There's also a center console that provides some secure storage and a set of weatherproof speakers under the dash that are powered by an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit. The rear seat was replaced with a heavy-duty tool box, making this strictly a two-seater, and the roll bar was painted to match the body. For weather protection, there's a full top and doors that are all part of the Jeep experience.
Someone spent a ton of money under the skin, starting with a fresh Promar 258 cubic inch inline-six. Not necessarily built for all-out horsepower, the low-end torque it provides is ideal for crawling through the truly rough stuff. However, that's not to say it isn't quick, because on the streets this bright red Jeep will get the drop on much faster hardware if they're not paying attention. The engine bay was obviously fully restored when the CJ was refinished and with a few well-chosen dress-up bits, it looks good enough to open the hood every time you stop for gas. There's a Holley Truck Avenger carburetor, custom wiring harness, and a DUI ignition system to light it up. A 5-speed manual transmission is linked to a Dana 300 transfer case, and the axles are a Dana 30 with a TruTrac limited slip up front and a trussed AMC 20 rear end with a Detroit Locker, all spinning 4.56 gears. A Rancho suspension system includes new shocks and a steering stabilizer, plus a set of JKS sway bar disconnects for the really rough stuff. And you know it's for real with that Hi-Lift jack stowed in back. Brutal black wheels wear recent 35x12.5-15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw tires that give it the perfect off-road stance.
Look through our inventory and you'll see that Jeeps move through here pretty quickly, and when they're as well-finished as this, we're pretty confident it won't last long. The Vin for this vehicle is 1JCCN87A5DT068053. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Manual Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Drive
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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