This 1981 Jeep CJ7 Laredo seems to get it right where you want it.
It has the mean all-black look of a rugged 4x4, an outdoor-ready
interior, and a proper Jeep V8 powerhouse under the hood. And as
you look at all the details, you can see plenty of little things
that make this more distinct and fun on and off-road.
The black paint has a decent gloss from respray later in life, and
the bright grille and Laredo graphics add the right style. It makes
for a good look, but it also retains the good appearance of an
authentic Jeep that doesn't bother getting fancy. After all,
everything from the high-lift jack on the hood to the full-size
spare on the rear looks like it's ready for an adventure. But we're
told this was a garage-kept on-pavement pleasure driver for the
past two owners. So while you have the off-road-ready stance of a
proper 4x4, you won't find old mud in any hidden creases. And with
full hard doors and a new soft top, you have a full midnight
attitude that looks good even when this one isn't open to the
Just like the exterior, the interior is set up to be both robust
and attractive. You have two newer high-back bucket seats finished
in comfortable but durable vinyl. This useful package includes
liner paint on the floor, shoulder belts, and a proper roll bar.
There's even a bikini top for those times when you want to be fully
open while keeping the sunshine off your shoulders. And there's a
lockbox center console with a nice armrest and a mounting for the
Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth. This is a well-done
driver's setup with a classic steering wheel on a tilt column, a
newer speedometer, Laredo-level tach, and functional auxiliary
The 304 cubic-inch motor is an ideal powerplant that combines
Jeep-level robustness with V8 muscle. Significant power upgrades
like the Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock Performance
intake help the stout V8 breathe. It has the right supporting
components like an MSD distributor system upgrade, a newer aluminum
radiator, and an optima red top battery. The lifted stance, Dana
300 transfer case, and General Grabber A/T tires make for a proper
off-road 4x4 package. But as mentioned before, this one has spent
most of its recent years on the pavement. So it also just feels
like a solid cruiser with newer motor mounts, power brakes, and
front discs. Plus, the four-speed manual transmission is a lot of
fun just running around town in 2wd.
This CJ7 is distinct, upgraded, loaded, and built to be a cruiser.
That makes it a fun V8 classic that knows how to turn heads for all
the right reasons. Call now!