NEW PAINT AND INTERIOR, RESTORED HARDTOP, 258CI INLINE 6 RUNS GREAT, NICE CJ7
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 1983 CJ7, which has a nice cosmetic restoration atop a very solid chassis that's obviously led an easy life.
With a fresh paint job in the original desert tan color, this super straight CJ has nothing to hide. You see so many of these with issues that it's quite a treat to see one like this with all its original factory-built "defects" in plain sight and not hidden under ancient rust repairs. These were utilitarian vehicles when they were new, and with modern two-stage PPG urethane on its bodywork, this one probably looks better than new in every way. The finish shines up easily, and you'll also find little things like the fender flares, marker lights, and taillights are also 100% new. Removable steel doors and a factory hardtop make this a true all-seasons warrior, and the top has also been treated to a fresh repaint in the factory color. The simplicity of this CJ is particularly appealing, and 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 OEM look that really works.
The interior is anchored by a set of fresh Best Top 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 100% OEM. All the factory gauges are fully functional and it's kind of neat to see one with a radio block-off plate in the dash, suggesting that going back to basics was important to this Jeep's original owner. The roll bar was painted to match the bodywork and the doors were fitted with new matching door panels that soften the all-business interior a bit. It also seals up rather nicely thanks to new weather-stripping and spraying the inside of the hard top white means it remains bright and airy inside when it's in place.
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 aluminum valve cover up top. IT hasn't been substantially modified from stock specs, so it's bulletproof reliable for when you head off the pavement. Backed by a 3-speed automatic 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 original but quite well maintained, with none of the usual issues that plague these neat little trucklets. The factory steel wheels were also refinished in bright white for a traditional look and wear 31x10.50-15 Michelin LTX radials.
A no-stories, no-frills CJ7 with lots of charisma and a reasonable price tag, ready to go. What are you waiting for? Call now!
Cloth Interior, Defrost, Four Wheel Drive, Front Disc Brakes, Heat, Numbers Matching, Power Steering, Removable Hard Top, Seatbelts
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 258 CI - Inline 6
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 123,620 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months