I have always wanted a CJ Jeep. Growing up as a child of the 1980s I saw them everywhere and I thought their looks were awesome. In fact, when their square lens headlight replacements showed up the CJs got even more popular because those other horrible looking things just drive everyone nuts. Man, those were bad. There are always a lot of CJs for sale and most of them are commanding pretty strong money because the older they get the harder they are to find. This is pretty simple math, right? Just because there are a lot of them doesn’t mean there are a lot of GOOD ones for sale and that is where we land with this 1985 Jeep CJ7. It is a good one.
There a couple of inches of lift at work here, there are larger tires bolted onto it, there’s a bikini top, and there’s some nice blue paint that help to make this a cool little truck. We also dig the fact that there is a straight six and a manual transmission because while it may not be exceptionally powerful or sexy, that engine is a good runner and will power this thing until the end of time as long a sit is maintained.
There are more bad ass looking, advanced, and technologically cool Jeeps out there but this one just hits us right. The stance, the tire size, and the finish would make this a killer rig to jump in with the family and hit the beach. No, it will to win a rock crawling contest but that’s cool with us. We’d kill to spend some summer nights piloting this bad boy.