Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Random Car Wednesday: 1983 Jeep CJ-7

Now that the site is back online, we can return to our regularly scheduled programming. Today's RCW is a retro off-roader, the Jeep CJ-7. The Jeep CJ line debuted shortly after the end of WWII, and the first model was the CJ-2A, which was essentially a civilian version of the Willys MB used by the military. Originally the CJ line was produced by Willys, but eventually the company went defunct and in 1963 Kaiser-Jeep was born. This lasted until 1970, when AMC became the new owners. Finally, in 1987, Jeep fell into the hands of Chrysler, who owns Jeep to this day. Despite being owned by so many different companies, the Jeep CJ line never experienced a large amount of change. This particular Jeep is a 1983 model, hailing from the AMC years. It's a CJ-7 Renegade, which was one of many trim levels available, and it's been modified a bit by the owner. The most notable change is that there is a slight lift kit, coupled with bigger wheels and tires for improved off-road performance. Custom seats and a bikini top roof add to the individuality of this formidable four-wheeler. I personally like the older Jeeps, and favor the CJ models to the later Wranglers, so this is a capable vehicle I would certainly not mind owning.

1983 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade

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