The new Jeep Gladiator has re-ignited the love for the classic Jeep
CJ8 Scrambler. This example was not only restored to give you true
creature comforts, like air conditioning, but also as a true
restomod, it delivers something you can't even get on a new
Gladiator: fuel-injected V8 power.
The CJ8 Scrambler has the unmistakable look of a classic Jeep with
the iconic grille, removable panels, and go-anywhere stance. Of
course, the Scrambler remains rarer with the CJ7 outselling the CJ8
over 3 to 1 in 1982. That's why these are valued classics, and why
someone took the time to give this a nice restoration. The red
paint is a more recent application. And the updated silver
Scrambler hood decal goes nicely with the bright grille and
upgraded bumper. And speaking of well-coordinated, the black on the
fender flares, hardtop roof, and swing-away mount for the full-size
spare all show off some nice utility together. The black bed rails
have a hint of wear so you can see the natural gain of the wood.
Plus, the handy truck bed has been coated with liner paint. It's
all part of an attractive mix of rarity, style, and ruggedness that
makes the whole package quite nice.
Part of the restoration meant giving you better creature comforts
inside. It includes updated bucket seats with an armrest center
console. This has the right features, including cup holders and an
AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth and a USB input for your phone. Of
course, it still doesn't lose that pickup truck attitude. You even
have sliding rear glass to get old-school breezes through the cab.
Plus, the big reason you want a Scrambler is because it's the
pickup that keeps the Jeep tradition of a removable hardtop and
doors. And when you're open to the world on a summer day, you're
going to be particularly happy that this one has been upgraded with
R134a air conditioning.
Another great restoration feature was the upgrade in the engine
bay. There's a long tradition of Chevy small block V8s fitting
cleanly into the CJ. Not only does this 350 cubic-inch motor look
like it belonged here since day one, but also they made sure to
give it all the right upgrades. That means a FAST electronic
fuel-injection system, Edelbrock intake, and headers feeding the
dual exhaust. Plus, there are the right supporting components, too,
like the serpentine belt system, HEI ignition, and an aluminum
radiator. It fires up nicely, like a proper FI machine should, and
the TH350 three-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly. The
upgraded V8 power is nice for off-road work, especially when
combined with the two-speed 4x4 transfer case, tall stance, and BF
Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires. But as you look at the ultra-clean
undercarriage, you can see this one hasn't spent much time getting
dirty since its restoration. And features like power steering and
power brakes w/discs up front reaffirm this one is fine living the
Complete with build receipts, this is the updated and upgraded rare
Jeep Scrambler that has all the features you want. So you know you
don't want to let it slip away. Call today!!!