This 1981 Jeep CJ7 Laredo is the right mix of rugged, premium, and
vintage. And it even has plenty of V8 power to be your favorite
vehicle no matter if your idea of off-road involves miles of
wilderness or just the grass by the ballfield.
The paint makes a premium bold first impression. The charcoal gray
is deep enough to look like black, but then the sunlight hits it,
the sophisticated tones of the clearcoat luster come through. Plus,
there are new Laredo decal stripes. This crisp graphics package
really harmonizes with the paint for that added touch of
upper-class appeal. As nice as this CJ looks, it's never too fancy
to shy away from the best fun. That's why this one was built with
the outdoor lifestyle in mind. The upgraded steel bumper has a
strong brush guard and that's also the perfect place to mount the
four PIAA lights. The sides show off the bright American Racing
15-inch alloys and Rugged Ridge tubular steps. The rear has a
strong bumper with tow hooks, a trailer hitch, and a full-size
spare tire on a swing-away mount. It's a total package that's just
as stylish as it is versatile.
There's a full Bestop soft top and doors for when you want to be
buttoned up to the world, but a real Jeep loves to be open to
nature. Like the exterior, the set up to be both robust and
attractive. You have two brand new Bestop high-back bucket seats.
And there's a Tuffy lockbox center console with an armrest, cup
holders, and even a CB radio. Liner paint in the tub, durable
rubber mats, and a proper roll bar are part of this useful package.
You even have a full gauge setup including the Laredo-correct color
Under the hood is the legendary AMC/Jeep 304 cubic-inch V8 motor.
This is the largest motor they offered for these CJ7s, and this one
was even born to be a V8 machine. It has added power with an
Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. Plus, you'll
spot the right newer pieces, like the master cylinder, brake
booster, distributor, and Optima red top battery. There was even a
recent tune-up to make sure it remains running smoothly. So
features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power
steering, power brakes, and front disc brakes make for a solid
cruiser. And when the pavement ends, the two-speed 4x4 transfer
case, lifted stance, and BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires are all part
of a stout off-road package.
This CJ7 has all the right upgrades for a robust style that looks
cool on the street and the trail. So if you're a true weekend
warrior, you know you want to grab this well-done classic Jeep.