This rather intense-looking 1986 Jeep CJ7 Laredo has the right hardware but might just be too nice to go off road. It's a loaded, well-maintained, nicely modified off-roader that delivers on the CJ's promise of go-anywhere utility. The fact that it looks great is only icing on the cake!
The sharp black paint looks industrial-strength on the Jeep's squared-off bodywork, but it also gives it a very up-to-date look today. As one of the most recognizable icons in the motoring world, the CJ7 has certainly earned its status, but this one really is nicer than most. The paint is a few years old yet still looks great with only very minor signs of use, and the metal underneath remains in very good shape. Fit and finish are probably average for a CJ, and certainly worlds better than those that have been abused off-roading. Tubular bumpers and steps with satin black paint enhance the no-nonsense look and offer some additional protection for when the going gets rough, along with grilles on the front and rear lights plus a Warn 9000-pound winch mounted up front, just in case things really go bad. We've always loved the all-business Jeeps with their asymmetrical side mirrors, stylish fender flares, and rear-mounted tires, and this one ties it all together quite neatly.
Vinyl black bucket seats look great and ready to stand up to the elements, and there's heavy duty floor covering that you can hose out after a day in the dirt. The dash is full of original gauges, with auxiliary dials for temperature, voltage, and oil pressure. Other items like the steering wheel, dash pad, and grab bar for the passenger are in equally good condition for their age and there's a matching bench seat in back for taking friends with you out on the trail. That's a newer Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with round speakers in the dash and big box speakers mounted on the rear wheel housings and a locking center console is a nice feature on a vehicle that has no doors or windows. The only weather protection you're getting with this one is a bikini top, but isn't that how Jeeps are meant to be enjoyed? Alfresco? Try it, you'll love it!
AMC's reliable 258 cubic inch inline-six is the engine you want in your CJ, famous for torque and reliability. With a clean look and plenty of signs of proper maintenance, you know it's a great runner, and aside from that Optima yellow-top battery and upgraded alternator, it's quite stock. A recent tune-up means it starts easily and runs like it should, so you don't have to think twice about going somewhere remote. The 4-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case are supported by a modest lift that give the suspension some extra capabilities and a recent exhaust system that fresh catalytic converter and correct muffler to make it sound very much like it should. Power steering and brakes make it easy to handle those big 15-inch American Racing wheels and 32x11.5-15 BFGoodrich off-road tires with ease.
A Jeep this clean is something you don't see very often, so if you're looking for a great CJ, you've just found one of the best. Call today!