SINISTER CJ7, DEEP DARK CHARCOAL, LIFTED, 258 I6, 4-SPEED, A/C, HARD & SOFT TOPS
Jeeps are known for their legendary durability and ability to go anywhere, and the CJ7 might be the most well-loved of them all. Unfortunately, the side effect of all that capability is that so many of these 4x4s were just bashed, beaten, and abused and even if they weren't, many succumb to the rigors of tin worm sooner or later. But once in a while you find a special one like this 1986 CJ7, which has had a detailed restoration atop a very solid chassis that's obviously led an easy life.
With a sinister paint job in dark charcoal, this is one super straight CJ that has nothing to hide. You see so many of these with issues that it's quite a treat to see one like this that has been given a comprehensive makeover that's all out of proportion to its price. These were utilitarian vehicles when they were new, and with modern two-stage urethane on its bodywork, this one probably looks better than new in every way. The finish shines up beautifully, and you'll also find little things like the black fender flares, marker lights, and taillights have been tinted to get in on the monochromatic look. Its off-roading cred is legit, too, because there's a big winch up front, a matching fifth wheel and tire on the back, and brush guards on the taillights. The simplicity of this CJ is particularly appealing, as they didn't bother with graphics, decals, or even the usual chrome dress-up pieces that so many Jeeps seem to wear. Instead, you just get a trail-ready 4x4 with a subtle yet hardcore "murdered-out" look that really works.
The interior is anchored by a set of fresh black bucket seats that offer a sporty look with all-terrain functionality. Combined with the spray-in bedliner throughout the interior, you can always just hose it out after a day of playing in the dirt. A locking center console offers some security, but the rest of the interior is pretty much the way it should be. All the factory gauges are fully functional and yes, that's functional factory A/C hanging underneath the dash. There's also a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo, so driving this Jeep is no hardship at all; take it to work in the morning then take the trails home. Billet handles on the shifters dress up the all-black passenger compartment and the back seat remains in great shape. This Jeep also includes a soft top with removable doors as well as a hardtop with steel doors, so it's ready for all-season fun.
The engine is AMC's bulletproof 258 cubic inch inline-six, which was a mainstay of CJ7 production. With lots of new components under the hood, it's ready to go immediately and someone has even taken the time to dress it up with a shiny finned aluminum valve cover up top. It wasn't substantially modified from stock specs when it was rebuilt, so it's quite reliable for when you head off the pavement. Backed by a freshly rebuilt 4-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case, it's surprisingly civilized when you want to take to work on a sunny day and extremely capable when you go out to play on weekends. As I said, the underside is extremely clean, wearing satin black paint and no signs of abuse off-road, and there's a Flowmaster exhaust system that sounds great. A modest lift gives it that towering profile, and it sits on black bead-lock style wheels with giant 35x12.50-15 Goodyear Wrangler radials.
A slick, highly-optioned CJ7 with lots of charisma and a reasonable price tag, ready to go. This might be the coolest Jeep we've ever had. What are you waiting for? There's no way this one lasts very long. Call now!
AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Manual Convertible Top, Removable Hard Top, Air Conditioning, Vinyl Interior, Seatbelts, Heat, Four Wheel Drive, Front Disc Brakes
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 4.2 L I6
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Dark Charcoal
- Body Style
- 2,783 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months