GREAT RUNNING 360CI V8, 4 SPEED, HARDTOP & BIKINI TOP, A/C, EXTREMELY SOLID JEEP
Some guys take their fun very seriously. Take the guy who built this 1984 Jeep CJ7 Laredo, which carries a lot of off-road gear, a potent 360 cubic inch V8, and a long list of options including A/C. It's one of the nicer ones we've featured and it looks fantastic. If you've been watching our inventory lately, you already know that these vintage Jeeps, especially built like this, just don't stick around very long.
The vivid red paint job was finished in 2014, and it looks spectacular. We worry about Jeeps when they're this nice, because the new owner might be afraid to play in the dirt with it, and that would be a shame. So while it's clean and shiny, take a look at the straight bodywork, including all the reproduction Laredo decals that still look great after all these years. Then there's the solid body tub, rubber flares over the giant tires, and that Warn winch up front which has never been used. Lots of chrome details, ranging from the grille surround to the front and rear bumpers, as well as the twin exhaust pipes out back give it a lot of sparkle that will still show up when the Jeep's out in the brush playing. The paint itself is two-stage urethane, which is durable enough for the rough stuff, and shines up beautifully just by hosing it off. Clearly someone did it right when they put this one together.
Jeep interiors have always been about function over form, and for utilitarian good looks, they've perfected the formula. Clearly this one was intended for serious fun off-road, which explains the form-fitting Bestop front buckets. It's still got that hardcore Jeep look that's 100% functional, but basic doesn't mean stripped, as there's spray-on bedliner material on the floor instead of the usual rubber mat and a powerful Jensen AM/FM/CD stereo with 4-inch speakers in the dash and 6x9s back that actually sound pretty darned good. The instrument panel and control layout is pretty close to what you got back in the early days of the Jeep brand, but if it works, why change it? There's also under-dash A/C and you can put it to use because the hardtop and steel doors seal up well enough to make this your daily driver.
In 1984, nobody was making big horsepower, so the original engine in this Jeep was jettisoned and replaced by a sweet-running 360 cubic inch AMC V8. With the usual upgrades including an Edelbrock carb and intake and a set of Hedman long-tube headers dumping into a 3-inch exhaust system, it has plenty of power to get this Jeep just about anywhere. It also wears plenty of chrome dress-up, and shows tidy workmanship throughout, although the A/C compressor and power steering pump seem to dominate the engine bay. It's backed by a 4-speed manual gearbox and the original transfer case and axles, which hardly need an upgrade. And like many of its siblings, this CJ wears 15-inch chrome wheels with positively massive 31x10.5-15 Goodyear Wrangler off-road radials.
These classic CJs will not be getting cheaper, and if you like to play in the dirt, this one is an option-laden solution that's ready to rock today. Call now!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 360 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 181,060 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Shifter Type
- Center Console