It rides on new wheels wrapped in fat tires, has a blue finish on the outside, a fiberglass body, and a very basic cockpit that looks rather shiny for an old-timer. The classic dashboard that features multiple gauges, a simple three-spoke steering wheel, and four individual bucket seats complete with harnesses are other highlights of this old-timer. There is almost no storage behind them, so you may want to pack lightly for that weekend getaway. But then again, this is not the type of ride normally suitable for long drives.
The odometer reads nearly 20,000 miles (~32,200 km), and chances are they were achieved after the restoration. The classic 4x4 features a 5.7-liter V8 engine under the hood working in concert with an automatic transmission, and anyone who's into CJs can tell you that the only V8 available for the CJ-7 back in the day was a 5.0-liter unit. It was also offered with a pair of straight-fours, two straight-sixes, and an Isuzu-sourced diesel with four cylinders. Three-, four-, and five-speed manual transmissions and a three-speed automatic delivered the thrust to the wheels.
A quick look at the underbody reveals that the chassis is in almost perfect condition, so the only things it needs are gas in the tank and a skilled driver maneuvering it on arduous tracks. If you want to be the person holding the wheel of this Jeep CJ-7, then you will have to check out the Garage Kept Motors ad here. The listing reveals more pictures of this classic Jeep and the asking price, which is $29,900. That kind of money can get you a new Compass or a Renegade; as for the latest generation Wrangler, interested parties will have to pay at least $31,895, excluding destination, options, and dealer fees.
Does it sound like a good deal? Probably yes to the right buyer, and we think this 47-year-old Jeep CJ-7 won't remain on the used car market for a long period of time. The question is, are you its next owner?