AMC 360 CI, FRESH BLACK ON BLACK RESTO, SPRAY-IN LINER, FRONT DISC, PS, LIFT!
Look through our inventory and you will see a lot of Jeeps, but this 1979 CJ-7 Renegade might be one of the nicest we've ever featured. With an impressive restoration, it looks amazing both inside and out, and thanks to a stout 360 cubic inch V8, it has performance that'll definitely deliver the shock and awe.
The bottom line is that someone took a really nice original Jeep and gave it a show-quality restoration. No AMC product ever fit together this well or had paint that was this deep and glossy, and any part that didn't measure up to the owner's admittedly high standards, well, it got tossed and a brand new item was installed in its place. The bodywork has had hundreds of hours poured into its final finish and thanks to a recent color sand and buff, the shine is so deep that it looks at home with far more expensive vehicles. Proper Renegade decals and stripes were reinstalled, along with new rubber fender flares, a chrome grille surround, new lenses, and, of course, those cool asymmetrical side mirrors that only look right on a Jeep. There's also a custom set of chrome bumpers that add to the Jeep's compact, sporty look, and even the correct 'AMC' and 'CJ-7' badges were reinstalled. It's hard to convey with just words and photos how nice this Jeep is, but when you see it in person, you'll understand.
The interior also received a major makeover, complete with fresh high-back bucket seats, a functional center console, and a new dash pad. The floor is covered in spray-in bedliner material that's durable as well as attractive and highlights the functional appeal of the Jeep. All the gauges are new, framed by a shiny chrome instrument panel and controls with reproduction knobs. The plain 3-spoke steering wheel is just the way it was when this Jeep was brand new and I kind of dig the fact that they skipped the radio, suggesting that this Jeep is plenty of fun without it. The shifter manages a 3-speed manual transmission (and any Jeep enthusiast will tell you that's the one you want when you're stuck in a bog) , with the smaller lever next to it controlling the 2-speed transfer case that gives the CJ its insane off-road abilities. And yes, don't worry, a full canvas top and matching doors are included (although they've never been installed in an effort to preserve the high-quality paint work), so you don't need to worry about the weather spoiling your fun.
Most of these had inline-sixes, but this one was upgraded to a stout 360 cubic inch AMC V8 that makes performance entertaining to say the least. The mechanicals were rebuilt a few years ago, so it runs strong and is ready to rock and roll on the highway or rip through the hills. Maneuverability is enhanced with front disc brakes and power steering, while upgrades include an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and long-tube headers that feed the side pipes just ahead of the rear wheels. Everywhere you look there's evidence of recent maintenance and thoughtful upgrades, including reproduction decals on the chrome air cleaner and valve covers, and a fresh set of heavy-duty off-road shocks were installed during the resto along with shiny 15-inch chrome wheels with 33x12.50-15 off-road radials.
In essence, this Jeep is mean, and new in just about every way you can touch and feel, with beautiful cosmetics and a very strong-running powertrain. They just don't come much better than this. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 360 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 24 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Center Console