1981 Jeep CJ
Hard to have more fun on four wheels than with a Jeep CJ7, especially one as spectacular as this 1981 Coffee Brown Metallic beauty. With a great paint job and a rebuilt engine, it hasn't even seen a gravel road, let alone serious off-roading, but it's ready, willing, and able, particularly with that rumbling 304 under the hood. We're finally getting to the point where these CJs are legitimate collector's items, but you'll probably discover that very few are restored to this level. It was repainted earlier in 2018 and has a great shine and fantastic bodywork that suggests this Jeep has always been loved. The CJ's shape is unmistakable, especially with the doors and top in place, and thanks to a new paint job and a set of slightly oversized fender flares, it looks incredible. Thanks to professional workmanship throughout, it feels tight and fits together quite well, and while a lot of these CJs led hard lives, this one has obviously been taking it easy since the work was completed. Heck, some Jeep guys might scoff at how bright and shiny this one is, but with a winch up front, big driving lights, and a modest lift, I don't think anyone will question its off-road credentials. Inside, this one is almost too nice to venture into the dirt, with nice high-back buckets with fresh black seat covers and a matching rear bench. There's also a useful center console with storage and cup holders, and a pair of nice-fitting rubber floor mats over the floors, which have been painted to match the bodywork for low maintenance. The gauges are new, including a tach on the steering column, and there's a new dash pad up top. There's a great-sounding stereo stashed out of sight with big speakers both under the dash and on the rear fenders, so it sounds great top on or top off. Cool aluminum pedals look racy and the fat three-spoke steering wheel is easy to grab in off-road situations. Of course, a hardtop and metal doors make this an all-weather friend, going a long way towards civilizing the all-purpose Jeep, and there's a bikini top for warm weather fun. In 1981, Jeeps were getting wheezing six cylinder engines which didn't do much to move them through the mud with tall tires. That's all been remedied here thanks to the installation of a muscle-bound 304 cubic inch V8 which exhibits serious excess horsepower. Freshly rebuilt and fitted with an Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley 4-barrel carburetor, shorty headers, and an upgraded coil, it's ready to rock. Those headers dump directly into a mellow-sounding dual exhaust system that tucks up into the frame so no worries about ground clearance. There's also a modest lift kit, and with the 4-speed manual and 2-speed transfer case, it's ready to plunge into the nastiest terrain you can manage. The brakes were fully rebuilt and with power steering, those giant 33x12.50-15 tires and Pro Line wheels are easy to manage no matter where you are. A muscle car for the dirt? You'd better believe it. Not many CJs get refinished to this level, so when you find one this nice, don't hesitate. Call today!