For those AMC-era purists out there, there's nothing like a CJ-5 or 7; sure, the older model Wranglers featured AMC parts and the famous AMC designed 4.0L Inline-6 and 2.5L 4-banger, but there's still that Chrysler emblem on the mirrors, reminding those traditionalists among us that AMC is a thing of the past. With the newest model Jeep, the Wrangler JK, completely doing away with the AMC Inline engines and parts for good, as well as the tried and true frame and tub layout present since the Second World War, there's some among us that prefer the old way of doing things. There's just something about that classic shape of the front clip, the narrow and trim body lines of the CJ-series, and some may assert the early Wranglers as well, that hark back to an earlier, more basic time. In this age, leather seats, abundant electronics, and air conditioning were rare or unheard of, 15-inch wheels and straight-drive transmissions came standard, and the Jeep still resembled something from the original 1954 revision, modeled after the military Willys M38A1.For those of you who enjoy classic vehicles, who miss the stamped raised "Jeep" lettering on the side of the tub, or with whom words such as Mopar and Chrysler still don't sit quite right next to Jeep, this one is for you. This 1979 Jeep CJ-7, restored a few years back, is in beautiful condition, rolling on factory 15-inch wheels and 31x10.50r15lt tires, it has a clean, stock appearance, and could have just rolled off the showroom floor. There are a few minor blemishes here and there, but this Jeep is in great shape for a 36-year old classic. This '7 spent it's life after restoration in a garage, being driven as a sunny-day weekend vehicle, and never taken out in the rain or snow.
This CJ-7 features the 4.2L Inline-6 mated to a 3-Speed manual transmission, and has a flawless factory hardtop and full doors. There are a few unique factory options, such as a tilt steering wheel, tachometer, and dash-mounted clock. The CJ also features factory front disk and rear drum brakes. A rare Cobra 47XLR is mounted to the uncut dashboard, and features AM/FM, as well as being a CB radio, with the mic being stored in the glove compartment. A modern Kenwood radio is present underneath the dash, and the factory roll bar has aftermarket padding installed.The engine compartment is in immaculate condition, and the 4.2L Inline-6 is painted a nice aqua-blue color; it features a Weber 2-Barrel carburetor, Motorcraft ignition system, and power steering. The narrow-track axles are the factory AMC-20 in the rear, and the front Dana-30. The Dana-30 has Mile-Marker locking hubs and an aftermarket steering stabilizer, ensuring that wear and tear on the front end 4-Wheel Drive components is kept to a minimum, and road impacts felt through the 31-inch tires are absorbed, respectively. This CJ also has the factory swing out tire carrier and fold down tailgate, perfect for a small fold out work area or tailgating.
If you're interested in this one-of-a-kind classic Jeep CJ-7, give us a call at 828-406-3031, it is currently on consignment for $11,500.00, and would make a great addition to any collection, or for the owner that is looking for that unique and beautifully restored classic. This CJ-7 would be at home in the mountains, cruising around the beach, or around town. For additional images, check out the gallery below. This Jeep is certainly a head turner, and it'll go fast; call RubiTrux today!