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For Sale: 1983 Jeep CJ7 in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

Look through our inventory, and you will see a lot of Jeeps, but this freshly restored 1983 Jeep CJ-7 Laredo might be the coolest we have, and that's not faint praise. It looks amazing with a spectacular Destroyer Gray paint job and a host of rugged accessories. Thanks to a stout 350 cubic inch V8 and 4-speed manual gearbox, it has performance that'll deliver shock and awe. For pure off-roading fun, there's still only one Jeep, and they don't get much better than this industrial-strength CJ-7.

The bottom line of this beauty is that the builders took a nice original Jeep and gave it a quality restoration. No AMC product ever fit together this well or had paint that was this deep and glossy, and we rarely see them restored to this level. Finding an all-steel CJ that hasn't been bashed to death on the rocks or eaten alive by the tinworm is no easy task, yet this heavy-duty Jeep shows off clean bodywork with pride. Covered in gorgeous Destroyer Gray paint, its days spent playing in the dirt are probably behind it (although it's still capable of tearing up the trails). It's a unique color perfect for the eclectic Jeep crowd that loves both vintage and modern rigs - not at all bland and nowhere close to outlandish or obnoxious. 'Smoky Mountain' hood decals, red 'Jeep' fender emblems, and blacked-out accessories like the hood hardware, side mirrors, and door hinges/handles add just enough contrast and seem to make the gray finish glow, genuinely giving this CJ the one-of-a-kind curb appeal. Rugged add-ons were fitted to cut through obstacles on the trail, including a heavy-duty Badland front bumper complete with D-rings and a mounted winch, custom side steps, black fender flares, and a matching blacked-out rear bumper with another set of D-rings. The removable hard-top was neatly sprayed with gray bedliner material that's scratch resistance and provides the perfect complement to the slick gray paint, while the full hard doors, mesh half-doors, and accessory bikini top give this CJ-7 a variety of realistic, rough-and-tumble looks. It sits up high off the ground to clear most obstacles, and in the rare instance that you might need it, a matching spare tire-and-rim set was mounted on the swing-away rack out back.

Inside, this CJ-7 is almost too nice to take in the dirt, with brand-new gray Bestop buckets up front and a matching Bestop rear bench, all of which look like they've seen nothing scarier than a dusty pair of jeans in the 780 miles since this rig was built. Matching gray carpets insulate the tub - an elegant rarity against the usual bedlined floors found in most CJs - and a custom center console was fitted to add storage space and cup holders. The gray steel dash was reworked to accommodate the Jeep's attached roll cage. It features an engine-turned steel bezel that protrudes in the center and houses a complete set of AutoMeter gauges and a Pioneer multi-media touchscreen equipped with Bluetooth capability and an accessory backup camera. All the remaining switches and dials are pure CJ-spec, as is the 3-spoke steering wheel stitched with a new leather rim and mounted atop a tilt column. A/C is a rare sight inside a vintage Jeep. Still, a Vintage Air unit was discreetly installed and blows cold, the shifters for the 4-speed gearbox and twin-stick transfer case were topped with custom knobs, and the aforementioned multi-point rolls cage adds safety, stiffens the body, and even includes a mounted soundbar. New vinyl/hardware on the steel doors and matching carpets in the rear storage area prove that nothing was overlooked in this build, while shoulder belts, fore, and aft, show that safety was a priority.

The swapped-in 350 V8 is a neat fit in the CJ's engine bay, almost as if the same guys designed them both. It's clear that the goal was a performance look, and you can see an investment was spent here to get everything dialed in and show-off ready. The engine bay was gutted, cleaned, smoothed, and painted to match the exterior before the engine went in. The engine is beautiful, with a set of polished aluminum valve covers, a chrome Moroso air cleaner, and new components and accessories everywhere you look. An Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor atop an Edelbrock aluminum intake feeds the powerful small block, and with less than 1K miles on the build, it's running great. With the addition of the big 350 V8, there's now an awesome power-to-weight ratio that genuinely transforms this CJ into an everyday driver, and with power steering and power 4-wheel disc brakes, you're going to want to take it out a lot. Performance is awe-inspiring, while the soundtrack provided by the long-tube headers that feed into the Flowmaster dual exhaust system (heat-wrapped from the engine to the tips to protect it from the elements) is worth the price of admission by itself. An erstwhile 4-speed manual transmission is the 350's perfect dance partner and spins the virtually indestructible Dana 60 differentials found fore and aft - including the Detroit locker out back that was purposely installed for the rough stuff. If you want to go nuts off-road, there are special vents in the transmission case and rear end just in case they get submerged in water. A giant aluminum radiator with dual fans keeps temperatures at bay, and you'll note that the undercarriage is incredibly detailed and super-clean, with fresh components everywhere you look. Tough Black Rock wheels look great, especially wrapped in fat 35x12.5-15 Mickey Thompsons that finish the look perfectly.

If you're looking for adventure or a vintage Jeep that's essentially new in every way, this is the CJ7 for you. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1983 Jeep CJ7
  • Listing ID: CC-1664724
  • Price: $57,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1983
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:CJ7
  • Exterior Color:Gray
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:780
  • Stock Number:7803-CHA
  • VIN:1JCCE87E0DT076433
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