Vehicle Description

Jeeps just don't stay around very long in our showroom, and this 1986 Jeep CJ7 dressed in classic dark green livery will probably the latest to only cast a brief shadow here. It's got all the right hardware and an awesome vintage look, perfect for blasting through your favorite trails and having fun in the sun.

The handsome dark green paint on this Jeep is pretty darned nice overall, so nice that if you like your stuff so be really shiny you'll be happy, but you'll likely think twice before you take it straight into the mud. That would be a shame, because that's where it really works best, but we'll get to the hardware in a moment. Taking a Jeep apart to paint it is always the right way to go, so there's green paint everywhere you look, and the yellow-orange 'Renegade' decals on the hood and flanks do an awesome job to highlight this Jeep's good looks. It's not a perfect finish, but you don't really want one of those for a Jeep that's been built to hit the road anyway, although this Jeep presents so well you could easily show up at a car show and flex some muscle. There's a set of blacked-out bumpers fore and aft, a color-matched grill fascia up front, oversized fender flares, and a heavy-duty, paint-matched roll bar inside that's probably mandatory on a lifted 4x4 like this. Chrome is at a minimum, which allows the paint and decal kit to do all the talking, and it's incredibly refreshing to see a CJ-7 without a bunch of silly aftermarket add-ons that take away from the spirit of the classic design. This low-owner, final production year CJ-7 looks exactly like Jeep intended it to, and that's exactly why we love it.

Jeep interiors work because they're simple, just like the Jeeps themselves. With fresh-looking bucket seats anchoring the cabin, it's plenty comfortable to hang out here for a few hours. There's no backseat, but one could easily be added from the aftermarket world, and in our opinion all that added cargo space back there is better to have than any tiny rear bench seat. The seat covers are made of a very durable-yet-smooth vinyl, so they don't have that sticky feeling that the original seat covers got, but they're still hose-it-off easy to maintain. That goes double for the floors, which are painted to match the body and show off just how solid the tub really is, and they've been covered in heavy-duty floor mats that provide great protection and are easily cleaned up after a day of fun. The painted dash is topped with a stock Jeep pad and filled with original gauges, while a Sony AM/FM/Cassette stereo provides the entertainment. A locking center console keeps your gear safe out on the trails and features several cup holders, just ahead of it are the tall shifters for the 4-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case, and the 3-spoke steering wheel adds a little flash inside. Open-air fun is the whole point of a vintage Jeep, but in case the weather turns there is a full soft top and matching doors that seal up the cabin perfectly.

Jeep's durable, torquey 4.2 liter inline-six is a favorite powerplant among 4x4 aficionados, offering a good balance between power and efficiency. With proper gearing, these Jeeps don't actually need a ton of horsepower to do some pretty impressive climbing, providing a great torque curve that scoots this CJ-7 up and over just about any ground it can clear. The engine bay is so clean that it'll be hard to imagine that it's ever been off-roading, featuring a fresh black valve cover, an original-style snorkeled air cleaner, and fresh components throughout that show-off obvious signs of recent maintenance. With a heavy-duty suspension below, it's easy to manage off road, and with tight steering and front disc brakes as standard equipment, it's got great road manners as well. Of course, you also get a 4-speed manual transmission, which is the preferred choice of off-roading enthusiasts everywhere, and one quick peak at the undercarriage and you can see the benefits of an easy life down in the sunny south. Classic white 'wagon' wheels are the right choice and carry big 255/7015 BFGoodrich All-Terrain off-road radials to match.

This is only the latest in a long string of Jeeps that find enthusiastic new owners pretty quickly, so if you're that guy, don't hesitate and call us now!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1416000
  • Price:$26,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1986
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:CJ7
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:94871
  • Stock Number:4357-DFW
  • VIN:1JCCM87E5GT138058