1985 Jeep CJ-7 Laredo

1985 Jeep CJ Laredo

Technical specifications of Jeep CJ 1985

Price: -
Item location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Make: Jeep
Model: CJ
Trim: Laredo
Year: 1985
Mileage: 999,999
VIN: 1JCCE87E2FT088912
Color: Brown Metallic
Engine size: 258 4.2l
Number of cylinders: 6
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Honey
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

For your consideration is a mostly original, unrestored, rot free 1985 Jeep CJ-7 Laredo with rare, original brown metallic (5E) factory paint, decal package, honey interior, rare 3-speed auto transmission and factory A/C. This CJ-7 has spent its entire life in Arizona and Texas. It was recently purchased from a cattle rancher in Texas. His plan was to have it modified into a hunting vehicle for his expansive ranch but decided it was in too nice of condition for that purpose. The odometer shows 750 miles because he recently installed a new odometer cluster. The previous owner stated that two of the previous owners towed it behind campers for a fair amount of its life. Based on the condition of the body and interior this Jeep has been well cared for. I will try to describe the vehicle as accurately as possible.

Recent Repairs: The Jeep has a brand new flexplate/flywheel, new starter, new starter solenoid, and new battery.

Frame: The frame is in excellent condition with no patches, rust, or any other problems.

Paint & Body: The Jeep still has the original paint. Some areas are faded slightly. All of this results in a very cool patina (some, like myself, prefer this wonderful character as opposed to super shiny, like new paint). It has some chips and scratches as expected with original, 32 year old paint. The doors are original and all 4 windows work as they should.

Rust: The Jeep was professionally bedlined. Close inspection of the underbody shows zero patches and fully intact, original sheet metal. A small area behind the driver's seat shows where a small amount of the liner material has separated from the floor. Close inspection shows zero rust in that area. One very small area has very slight bubbling of the paint but the metal underneath is still perfectly solid as is the other side, inside the body.

Interior: The original honey seats are in near perfect condition. The driver's seat bottom has flattened a little, but this is an easy fix at any upholsterer. The carpet is not factory but it is in great condition. These rare, honey seats alone are worth approx. $1,500. The honey dash pad does have several cracks.

Top: The hard top is not original, but a premium aftermarket top from Rally Tops. It is less than a year old and cost $1,600.00. It is insulated which makes for a much more quiet ride than an original hard top. It is in like new condition.

Engine/Tranny/Electrical: The 258 4.2L runs strong and starts every time. It idles perfectly at 600-700 rpm. At some point a Holley carb was installed. There is a slight leak from the rear of the valve cover gasket- this is common and an easy fix. The original emission system has not been touched. The automatic transmission performs as it should, easy to shift into gear and shifting very smoothly without issue when driven. All gauges work except for the fuel gauge, which is very common and should be an easy fix. The factory tachometer works as it should. Front and rear turn signals work perfectly. The aftermarket CD player currently does not power on but I believe this is only due to a loose wire. The factory clock runs but may not be able to be set. I didn't want to force the stem/handle in fear of breaking it. The factory A/C recently stopped blowing cold air it probably just needs a recharge. The windshield mounted light bar has 4 vintage KC lights but they are not currently connected to the dash mounted switch. The heater and fan work properly.

Ride: The Jeep runs great and will easily do 70 on the highway with very little lane wander. The steering is a little loose, which is normal. Brakes work as they should.

Tires: The tires are 31.5x10.50 and have lots of tread, but I am unsure of their age.

If you have any questions please send me a message and I'll try to respond quickly. I have the title and can expedite it to you once money has been received (funds must clear). A $750 deposit is due at auction end and balance within 3 days (cashier's check, wire transfer). Shipping can easily be arranged.


On Oct-23-17 at 05:08:40 PDT, seller added the following information:

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