Solid and Clean CJ! 4.2L Inline 6, 4 Speed Manual, Bestop Soft Top, Hard Doors

Price: US $21,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Type: Jeep
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 7431
  • VIN: 1JCBM87A8BT009118
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 4.2 L I6
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Jeep CJ

Given how quickly they move through our showroom, Jeeps like this 1987 CJ-7 are finally getting respect from collectors as well as from folks who still understand that there's no better off-road machine than this. Nicely refinished with a lot of new components, this is a trail-ready 4x4 with a lot to offer, including an ever-dependable 4.2L Inline 6, a couple much-needed options, and a reasonable price.
The Gray-Blue Metallic paint on this CJ-7 is a lot nicer than what it was wearing originally, and that upgraded metallic finish looks really great on the upright Jeep bodywork. It's a few years old and this is a Jeep, after all, so it's not a perfect trailer-queen, but for a vehicle ostensibly designed to chase through the mud, it's actually pretty darned nice. The trim is mostly blacked out, so you can forget about any shiny add-on chrome, and we like that the grille was painted to match the body, not covered with a cheap overlay. A heavy-duty Smittybilt front bumper with an integrated winch gets you out of trouble, tubular side steps make it easier to climb aboard, and there's a giant Smittybilt tire carrier and rear bumper out back. You'll also note heavy-duty fender flares to cover the oversized rubber, the lower-body armor that protects the rockers, and a minimum amount of frills that means no cheesy graphics or '70s murals here. Few Jeeps are this nicely equipped, this well-finished, and this thoughtfully built.
The interior is the familiar low-maintenance Jeep stuff that you've come to expect. The high-back black buckets are vinyl Bestop pieces, a material that wears like iron and you can just hose it off after a day playing in the mud. The floors are covered with spray-on bedliner material with heavy-duty rubber mats, and the matching Bestop back seat looks like it's never been used. The dash features updated knobs and handles, a correct oversized speedometer with built in temperature and fuel gauges, and a pair of auxiliary gauges for voltage and oil pressure to its right. An auxiliary fuel gauge was installed under the dash, a couple toggle switches were added as well, and entertainment comes from the Clarion AM/FM/CD player inside the factory slot. There's a locking center console that splits the front buckets and adds a bit of security, the thick-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel is an upgraded unit mounted on a tilt column. Overhead there's a robust 4-point roll cage as well as a new soft top and paint-matched hard doors that were borrowed from a YJ and fit great.
Jeep's rugged and reliable 258 cubic inch inline-6 is the engine most CJs use and it's a great choice. Torquey and willing to just crawl along at little more than idle speed, it was built for situations just like this. It's nicely maintained and runs great, thanks to a correct 2-barrel carburetor and newer HEI ignition components. Compared to most vintage Jeeps, the engine bay is very tidy and clean, but most importantly it's highly functional and doesn't need any excuses. It has what looks like a newer high-power alternator and radiator, and a stock-style exhaust system includes a chambered muffler and even still carries a catalytic convertor, and gives the Jeep a very cool soundtrack. A Tremec T-176 4-speed manual transmission feeds a 2-speed transfer case, and the Rough Country suspension lift makes it a lot more capable in the rough, while power steering and power front disc brakes mean that this Jeep is a great asphalt cruiser as well. Custom bead-lock black wheels look butch and carry oversized 33x12.50-15 Pro Comp Mud Terrain radials that look like they can handle anything.
The Jeep always looks like it's ready for an adventure and has a lot of money invested in it to keeping that spirit alive. These machines represent a ton of fun for the money, and can be enjoyed both on and off the trail. Call today!