For Sale: 1980 Jeep CJ7 in Lithia Springs, Georgia


Vehicle Description

It's obvious that there's a ton of time and money wrapped up in this 1980 Jeep CJ7 Laredo. Two-tone paint, a great running small block V8, and plenty of off-road hardware make this a fun 4x4 that's welcome on the road, on the trail, and at car shows.<br /> <br /> The two tone orange and black paint scheme isn't original, but we have to admit that we like the look. Divided by a bright contrasting pinstripe and wearing proper LAREDO graphics on the hood, it has a highly detailed look that's absent on most Jeeps in this price range. The work was done a few years ago so there's evidence that it's been driven and enjoyed, but the overall vibe is a truck that was built to show off, not get dirty. There's little sign that it was ever used off-road, although the equipment like the rubber fender flares, oversized front bumper with built-in KC trail lights, and raised stance certainly suggest that it's got the cojones to do it. A few diamond-plate details make it look robust, and a full-sized spare hangs out back, so it's ready to go out and have an adventure.<br /> <br /> The interior is probably original, or at least most of it is. The high-back buckets are still comfortable and the seat covers are in good shape, wearing a tough vinyl that's probably weatherproof. It's got carpets instead of the usual spray-on bedliner, suggesting that it was intended to be a bit more civilized, and it also helps control noise and heat. The factory gauges are still in place in the flat panel of a dash board, and there's a new Grant GT steering wheel, a modern AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, and a tilt steering column to make it comfortable. In back, there's a bench seat for two close friends as well as a custom speaker enclosure that's probably a great thing to have when you're someplace remote having a good time. A bikini top and a set of half doors provide some shelter from the sun and rain, which is really all you need, right? In a Jeep, you need to be a little bit tougher.<br /> <br /> In place of the usual six-cylinder engine, this CJ carries a robust 340 cubic inch V8, which, thanks to a 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake manifold, makes horsepower like a muscle car. There's a mild cam inside, so it has a nice V8 lope to it, and it starts quickly and easily without any special care. It's nicely dressed with a few chrome bits and corporate turquoise engine enamel, and it's nice to see things like power steering in a vehicle with that much tire on the road. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts nicely and with a 2-speed transfer case feeding power to both axles, there's almost nowhere you can't go. Long-tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers reinforce the muscle car feel and as I said, it's pretty darned clean underneath. Recent off-road shocks ensure a great ride and it looks great sitting on those big 16-inch wheels and 265/70/16 BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A radials.<br /> <br /> Jeeps don't last long around here, and we expect this cool two-tone CJ to disappear quickly, especially at this price. V8 power certainly doesn't hurt, making this one a lot of fun to drive. Call today!<br /><br />

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-923855
  • Year:1980
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:CJ7
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:21946
  • Stock Number:3422-ATL
  • VIN:J0M93EH717992