Vehicle Description

Hard to have more fun on four wheels than with a Jeep CJ7, especially one as dialed-in and ready to go as this final-year 1986 CJ. With a bright red paint job and a venerable 258 inline-six engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, it likely hasn't seen as much as a gravel road, let alone serious off-roading, but it's ready, willing, and able to tackle just about anything you throw at it.

We're finally getting to the point where these CJs are legitimate collector's items, but you'll probably discover that very few are preserved/restored to this level, without a bunch of obnoxious aesthetic changes and a massive lift that makes them virtually undrivable. It was repainted not long ago to a solid driver-quality level and still has a great shine atop very good bodywork that suggests this Jeep has always been loved. The CJ's shape is unmistakable, especially with the half-size hard doors and full soft top in place (soft door are also included with the sale), and with that very bright red paint job, oversized fender flares, and off-setting body armor in place, it looks awesome. Thanks to professional workmanship throughout, it feels tight and fits together quite well, and while a lot of these CJs led hard lives, this one has obviously been taking it easy most of its life. Heck, some Jeep guys might scoff at how bright and shiny this one is, but with that padded roll bar, off-road jack mounted on the heavy-duty front bumper, tow hitch mounted to the heavy-duty rear bumper, step bars, and a good-sized lift, I don't think anyone will question its off-road credentials.

The interior is the familiar low-maintenance Jeep stuff that you've come to expect. The high-back gray buckets are durable vinyl pieces, covered with 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 back seat looks like it's rarely been used. The dash features updated knobs and handles, a correct oversized speedometer with built in temperature and fuel gauges, and an auxiliary gauge installed just underneath. Entertainment comes from the Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX/Bluetooth player inside the factory slot, a locking center console that splits the front buckets adds a bit of security, the thick-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel is an upgraded, factory-style unit mounted on the original column. Overhead there's a robust 4-point roll cage as well as a full black soft top and paint-matched hard doors that were borrowed from a YJ and fit great.

The 258 cubic inch inline-6 standing by underneath the hood is one of the most reliable powertrains ever to be built, and off-roaders and weekend-warriors alike have trusted it to carry them through any situation for decades. Believed to be the original block, it starts up easily thanks to a stock-style 2-barrel carburetor and snorkeled air cleaner and pairs with a highly desirable 5-speed manual transmission that extracts maximum performance from its output. 4-wheel drive agility is easily activated in this cockpit - its lever sits within easy reach of the driver and shifts into all of its options with ease. In keeping with Jeep's intention to arm the model with good road manners on asphalt and more rugged terrain alike, the featured power steering makes for easy navigation, while power front disc brakes provide low-effort, fade-resistant stopping ability. This sharp looking classic rides on a set of 15-inch bullet-hole wheels outfitted with beefy Mud Claw 33/12.5/15 off-road tires.

Ready for the daily grind and/or weekend dirt? You'd better believe it. Not many CJs are presented and ready to go at this dialed-in level, so when you find one this nice, don't hesitate. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1393097
  • Price:$24,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1986
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:CJ7
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:146222
  • Stock Number:4306-DFW
  • VIN:1JCCF87A0GT107548