For Sale: 1982 AMC Jeep Laredo in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1982 Jeep CJ-7

An early version initially called the "Willys Overland" morphed from military GP, (general purpose), vehicle to the mass produced CJ, short for "civilian Jeep". More than 1.5 million CJ Jeeps were built, having continued the same basic body style for 45 years since the Jeep first appeared. Widely regarded as "America's workhorse", the CJs have been described as "probably the most successful utility vehicle ever made". The word Jeep is an acronym of the letters GP.

And what a Jeep we have gracing our Hallowed Halls. Outfitted as a brush truck for a fire company with a winch on the front, a small gasoline engine to power the water pump for the twin 100' electrically retracted hoses and a 110 gallon water tank all to have you ready to don your fire gear and hose down any errant flare ups you come across.

Due to modifications of the emissions control devices installed by the manufacturer, please check your local, state, and federal laws to determine if this vehicle is applicable for use on public highways in your area.*

Please note: This vehicle is titled as a Pennsylvania Special Construction for the make and 1982 for the model year designator.*

All straight and true, all tricked out with extra lighting, a Mile MakerSE12000C winch, 15-inch drilled deep dish aluminum wheels and tires in the form of 31x10.50R15LT mudders including the spare. The steel is all good with no rust and just a few war scars in the form of scuffs, scapes and chip offs, but this is the norm for a truck that's seen duty in the woods. No top and no doors give the 2 man, or woman crew a birdseye view of the surroundings. Black lightweight plastic fender flares are bolted onto the fire engine red fenders to keep the mud slinging at a minimum. Up front, the iconic and basically unchanged slotted chrome Jeep grille is flanked by projector style headlights and the standard hood leads back to the white painted fold forward windshield. A Rhino-lining finish has been applied to the edges of the passenger compartment to preserve the paint and steel and reflective white striping has been added to the sides along with a diamond plate with red and yellow inserts filling in the factory rear gate. In back, a diamond plate step allows easy access to the pump engine and hose reels, and now we are nearly ready to douse some flames! Wahooowahooowahooowhaooo whaooo!

A bit of a climb for my less than athletic frame, but with no doors the trek up and in was not unattainable. Once up and in I slipped inside on the high back vinyl buckets, which are in very nice condition and have integrated headrests, all covered in smooth vinyl. As we move forward from the seats we note the red steel floors are Rhino lined and have deeply grooved gray rubber mats for some extra grip. The factory 4x4 and transmission shifters reside here just prior to the dash. This dash is bathed in body matching red, is fitted with all the essential gauges and toggles and pulls abound and a slew of add-on togglesare peppered throughout the dash and clearly labeled. Fronting the dash is a Jeep 3 spoke plastic steering wheel in black. In back are the twin 100' electrically retractable hose reels, the 110 gallon water tank and a 20hp Vanguard V-twin gasoline engine to power the water pump. Also, a roll bar encircles the rear compartment just in case things should go awry on the brush trails.

Under the flip up hood is a 258ci inline 6 cylinder capable of making 110hp. It has a 2bbl carburetor to feed just the right amount of air and fuel and on the back is a T5 5-speed manual transmission. 2.73 geared axles both front and rear turn the tires. A small chrome open element air cleaner has been added to the carburetor and we note a plethora of wiring running throughout the engine bay.

Surface rust is shown on the usual suspects and a black painted frame provides the support for the rust free red floor pans. We do note a crack in the flooring, but nothing that cannot easily be repaired. 4-wheel leaf spring suspension and power disc braking is on the front with power drums on the rear. A single exhaust system with a glasspack muffler snakes its way rearward from the mill, but is missing the catalytic converter.

I just love the ingenuity that goes into some of the CJ's that come through our doors and this one does not disappoint. I climbed up and over the body tub and was off to the test track. Here it did very well as expected, great acceleration, solid bias free panic stopping and good handling. I did go into 4x4 mode, and it worked well, but did not get to actually climb anything! All functions were spot on, but thankfully no fires were seen during my drive. Had the weather been warmer I may have tried the pump and hoses, as my crack decoded missed out on his weekly shower. I was thankful the Jeep is top and doorless, but I digress...

Grab your leatherhead, your coat and boots, oh and don't forget youroxygen rig. A solid Jeep body, a winch and twin water hoses, a 12K winch and you're ready to extinguish any flare ups that may come your way. Visit out Hallowed Halls and fancy yourself as the fireman the child in you always wanted to grow up to be.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1982 AMC Jeep Laredo
  • Listing ID: CC-1675702
  • Price: $34,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1982
  • Make:AMC
  • Model:Jeep Laredo
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:46396
  • Stock Number:4794
  • VIN:SW112822PA
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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