Lot 352 - 1982 Jeep CJ7
|Odometer reading||639 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
The Willys CJ (later Jeep CJ) or 'Civilian Jeep' is a public version of the famous Willys Military Jeep from World War II. The first CJ prototype (the Willys CJ-2) was introduced in 1944 by Willys, and the same basic vehicle stayed in production through seven variants and three corporate parents until 1986. The Jeep CJ-7 featured a wheelbase 10 inches longer than that of the CJ-5 and lacked its trademark rear curve of the door cut-outs. The other main difference to the CJ-5 was to the chassis which hitherto consisted of two parallel longitudinal main c-section rails. To help improve vehicle handling and stability, the rear section of the chassis stepped out to allow the road springs and dampers to be mounted closer to the outside of the body. The CJ-7 featured an optional new automatic all-wheel drive system called Quadra-Trac, as well as a part-time two-speed transfer case; an automatic transmission was also an option. Other features included an optional moulded hardtop, and steel doors.
This 1982 CJ7 has been the subject to a complete ground up restoration which was started in 2012 and has cost over £35,000. The Jeep has been stripped down to the chassis and totally rebuilt, the engine has been replaced with a Chevrolet 5.9 litre V8 which has been built to use unleaded fuel with a Holley carburettor, through an Edelbrock inlet manifold. In the last few months further modifications have been carried out including fitting a four inch lift kit, raising the car a further four inches. New wheels and tyres have also been fitted, Bull bars and a Rugged Ridge power winch which has 8,500lbs of torque, enough to pull it out of any situation. This 1982 Jeep CJ7 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2015 and a photographic record of the restoration. This is an opportunity to purchase a properly sorted Jeep, ready for fun in the summer.
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Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.