Lot 232 - 1985 Jeep CJ7
|Registration||EU Taxes paid|
|Odometer reading||155,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
The Willys Jeep (later Kaiser Jeep or AMC Jeep) is the civilian version of the Willys military Jeep of World War II. The first Willys CJ prototype (the CJ-2) was introduced in 1944 and the same basic vehicle remained in production through seven variants and three corporate parents through 1986 when production of the Jeep model was officially ended. The Jeep CJ-7 and Jeep CJ-8 were replaced in 1986 by the similar-looking Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep CJ-7 featured a wheelbase 10" longer than that of the CJ-5 and lacked its trademark rear curve of the door cut-outs. To help improve vehicle handling and stability, the rear section of the chassis stepped out to allow the springs and shock absorbers to be mounted closer to the outside of the body. These last Jeeps produced were also highlighted with a factory dash plaque that read, 'Last of a Great Breed - This collector’s edition CJ ends an era that began with the legendary Jeep of World War II'.
This rare example with its manual gearbox comes with the desirable air conditioning option and is presented with a brown exterior and a tan interior. This Jeep also comes with its factory hard top which is a great option to have now the car is back in the UK. It is powered by the smooth 4.2 litre six cylinder engine which provides effortless touring ability and great off-road capability which is ultimately what these wonderful vehicles were built for. A rare opportunity to own one of these iconic Jeeps which are fun and yet practical to drive.
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