Jeep CJ 1985 Auto

Price: US $4,501.00 Item location: Lake Zurich, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 28,500
  • VIN: 1JCCE87EXFT024018
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 4.2L L6 OHV
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Jeep CJ

I bought this 1985 Jeep CJ7V-6 Automatic in 2010 right here on ebay for $6k. My daughter used this as a local commuter car to college and work. She has been out of state for two years and this CJ has only been driven occasionally…it is begging for a new home. This jeep is 30 years old and so it needs TLC and a loving new owner to keep it going another 30 years.

Yes…it has rust…it is 30 years old. Would I suggest buying it and driving it 500 miles? no. It needs a jeep lover and a tune-up, mechanical overview. It starts up with a new starter and runs. It is being sold as-is. The pictures are from a listing last year, the buyer bailed and we kept the jeep, mainly because of laziness. It’s being sold to the highest bidder…as-is.

The previous owner purchased this Jeep from a local school district in 2007 with 23k miles. The district used the Jeep around the property and to plow snow hence the low miles. The gent I bought the CJ from added a new fiberglass tub, replaced the carb, brakes, rotors, brake lines, seats, wheels, tires, he also replaced the tail lights, the soft top and door, the re-paint looks good from far but is far from good, it has a 4" lift. He also added a tow bar for pulling behind his motor home (the tow bar is included). The tub was Rhino lined and there is a heavy duty rear bumper with hitch.

We have sunk another $2k plus into the CJ to keep it going. This included a new muffler, radiator and gas tank (the sending unit should be good but the gauge is not working). The other gauges are new and the main dash knobs are new. There is a cheap am/fm stereo with some decent speakers in front/back (an audiophile will want to upgrade the stereo). I’ll include notes from my ASE mechanic on some of the work done and three jeep books, the Jeep Owner’s Bible and two editions of the Haynes Jeep CJ Repair Manual. There is a Meyer 6' plow with power angle that is included but it’s in rough shape and would need patches welded to make it workable (the pictures don’t show how rough it is). The plow is not working right now due to the need for hoses and seals, however the electronics for the plow work.

Reserve is set lower than my 2010 cost and the car is listed locally. I will answer questions via ebay and have tried to be very fair with the listing so you know what you are bidding on. This is an as-is sale with no warrantee stated or implied.