FRAME-OFF RESTO, FRESH BUILD, HIGH-DOLLAR PARTS ALL OVER, 4.2L, 4-SPEED, CLEAN!
Showing up at the next Jeep Jamboree in this 1983 CJ8 Scrambler is going to generate a TON of attention. From the relative rarity of the body style to the ultra-clean engine bay, this well-done 4x4 is the Jeep that everyone's going to be talking about out on the trail.
Stretching a CJ7 into a mini pickup truck was a clever idea that never quite caught on, making it rather unusual to see a Scrambler today. And what you almost never see are Scramblers restored to this level, making it almost too pretty to risk out in the rough. The bright silver paint gives it a brilliant, almost iridescent look and even with the squared-off bodywork, it's pretty slick. Underneath, the sheetmetal is in great shape with no signs of the usual tin worm issues that can plague these cool little trucklets, and it's been carefully assembled so the fit is better than you'd expect. Scrambler is spelled out on the hood, as if you needed that to know what this is, and it has accessories like a heavy-duty front bumper with tow hooks and provisions for a winch, step plates, and a spare tire hanging off the tailgate in back. The roll bar has been painted to match the bodywork and the bed is beautifully finished, maybe too pretty since you won't want to risk it. Nevertheless, when you're heading out with all your gear, THIS is the truck that everyone else is going to wish they owned.
Thoroughly freshened, the interior is more 21st century than many of this Jeep's peers. High-back buckets are awesome for crawling over rough terrain, holding you in place while being comfortable enough for all-day drives. The floor is lined with simple carpets and mats, so it's low maintenance and you can just about hose it out when you get home. A center console adds security and that upholstery just looks cool in a '70s kind of way. The gauges are in excellent shape, and there's a bit three-spoke steering wheel and ultra-rare blue dash pad that's in fantastic shape. This Scrambler also includes a restored hard top and matching steel doors, as well as a bikini top, making it an awesome all-weather friend.
The 258 cubic inch inline-six under the hood pretty much guarantees there's no mountain you can't climb. Legendary for its reliability and easy torque production, this is the engine that made the CJ series famous. It's impressively clean and well detailed under the hood, suggesting that it's never seen really dirty trails and a few chrome dress-up pieces and GM HEI ignition system are welcome additions. A Borla stainless steel header helps the six breathe a little better and give it a snarky exhaust note thanks to a single high-flow muffler in back. The 4-speed shifter is a lot of fun to row through the gears and a heavy-duty SkyJacker soft-ride suspension with a 4 inch lift gives it the ground clearance to really articulate over the terrain. You'll be impressed by how tidy it is underneath, so clean that you'll have second thoughts about using it as intended. Those 33x13.50-15 Toyo tires are brand new and wrap around handsome aluminum wheels that are the perfect complement to the show-stopping silver paint.
Highly visible and capable, this has got to be one of the best Scramblers we've ever seen. Try building one to this level and you'll find that the asking price is a screaming bargain. Call today!
- Removable Hard Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Drive
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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