FRESHLY SORTED MODERN CLASSIC, 4.0L I6, 5-SPEED, LIFTED, PWR DISC/STEERING, AC
When the Jeep YJ showed up with its square headlights, a lot of life-long fans were disappointed. However, time heals all wounds, and one glance at this extremely capable 1994 Jeep Wrangler suggests that the truly hardcore off-roaders got over their disappointment and set about building some pretty impressive rock-crawling machines.
Dancing right on the border of street-legal and off-road brutal, this Jeep's list of recent work is pretty impressive. The body is obviously a stock Wrangler, complete with steel half-doors that add a bit of safety without killing the open-air feel of a true Jeep. It looks bigger than it did sitting in the showroom floor, clearly due to the big tires, 3-inch body lift, and custom suspension, and with modifications like the abbreviated front bumper and heavy-duty fender flares give it a sturdy look that suggests it's ready to tumble in the sand with you. Sinister black paint doesn't look like it's been scraped against rocks or dragged through the underbrush on some trail, so you know the guy who owned this one was meticulous about keeping it neat. And, of course, nothing looks cooler than the big spare tire mount out back.
The interior is simply the basics, and in an elemental ride like this, it's all you want anyway. High-back buckets with bright gray seat covers are a smart choice for a vehicle that's going to be out in the sun without a top. The doors give it a more civilized feel, as does the dash, which came a long way from the flat panel of steel in the CJs. The carpets are gone, so go have fun and just hose it out when you're done, no special attention required. The back seat remains in place so you can technically still take some friends with you, but they'd better hold on tight. A simple 3-spoke Jeep steering wheel provides a great place to hang on, and the dash is full of useful instruments that actually work as intended. And as a more modern interpretation of the venerable Jeep, this one includes such niceties as factory A/C, an AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo, and a tilt steering column. Oh, and for weather protection, there's a full-length bikini top and side curtains for the doors.
The engine is the stock 4.0 liter inline-six, which Jeep fans still hold in high regard for its virtually bulletproof nature. It features a tune-up, so it runs great, with that traditional Jeep grumble that even sounds like torque. An aftermarket air cleaner is perched up high, but it seems to be the lone modification to a powerplant that doesn't really need much improving. It starts easily and thanks to the wonders of factory fuel injection, it idles smoothly and runs great under almost any conditions. A 5-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case mean it's still capable off-road, but the overdrive makes it a lot more user-friendly in the real world. The undercarriage is clean and tidy, and aside from a custom exhaust system and lift kit, appears to be stock. Massive 32x11.5-15 off-road radials are wrapped around a set of black steel wheels that give it a butch attitude.
Go-anywhere with this Jeep, and we mean that literally. Fully sorted, it's a great way to have some dirty fun on a budget. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 4.0 Liter I6
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 105,473 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console