1982 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler - $39,995

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You've undoubtedly noticed that we sell a lot of Jeeps here at Streetside Classics, and that market is red hot and rising each day. And nothing with the Jeep name on it is hotter than this 1982 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler, which has all the rugged awesomeness of the venerable CJ with a longer bed out back, creating a Jeep/pickup hybrid that's rare as well as highly desirable.

Better yet, this one is black, which is the best possible color on a CJ of any kind. It emphasizes the chiseled upright lines and never looks dated. The Scrambler is easy to spot with its extended rear end, and it makes a notable difference in interior space, especially those of you who like to take a lot of gear with you when you go someplace remote. Finish quality is excellent; it's a fresh repaint that was finished to a very high standard and has a shine and luster that turns heads everywhere it goes. It's about as nice of a paint job as you'll ever see on a Jeep, and because it's black it hides nothing underneath, meaning the sheetmetal is straight as-can-be as well. If you wish to show your Jeep, this is a great candidate. The 'Scrambler' vinyl decals on the hood decals look great against the shiny black paint, and unlike so many of its siblings, they elected not to run them all the way down the flanks, letting the black bodywork do most of the talking instead. The painted roll bar out back adds a touch of fun and emphasize this Jeep's 4x4 DNA, as does the chrome grille, bumper with brush guard and mounted winch, fender flares, and heavy-duty full-size spare tire carrier out back all say "Jeep" loud and clear. And with full hard doors and a tan hard-top over the cab, tis Scrambler is all-weather ready.

The tan interior is fresh, super clean, and put together with high-end materials - that means waterproof durability and easy maintenance. Front bucket seats look brand new and are very comfortable, and they're split by a Tuffy Box center console in the middle and padded door panels at the flanks. The floors were lined with smooth black bedliner over the sheetmetal and treated to carpets inside the cabin, so no heavy maintenance required there, and the removable black mats add some civility without affecting it's no worries demeanor. This Jeep was probably always tan inside, because the dash pad appears original, and the leather grab bar and original Jeep steering wheel with clock to the left and tachometer to the right of it show that this was also born as a top Laredo trim model. A chrome bezel around the center-mounted gauges brighten the Jeep's simple dashboard and with an under-dash A/C system in tow and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit in the center console, this Scrambler is about as loaded as they come. The tall shifter for the 5-speed manual falls easily to hand, while the matching shifter for the 2-speed transfer case is just a short reach away. Like most Jeeps, this one is best enjoyed alfresco, but in case of inclement weather and to make it more user-friendly if you're in a more urban environment, there's a set of steel doors and a removable hard top to turn it into a 2-seater pickup with a matching rear bench seat.

A strong-running and uber-dependable AMC 258 cubic inch Inline-6 makes the power and it's plenty adequate for the Scrambler. The engine bay is quite tidy, with the engine looking 100% stock under the hood, which is a good thing. It's not about speed, it's about reliability, and this Jeep nails it. There are a lot of signs of replaced and maintained components, including an electric fuel pump mounted up high, and for durability, and the original snorkeled air cleaner is a rare sight to see these days. There's a big radiator up front to keep things cool, whether you're cruising easily at modern highway speeds, or driving up a mountain, and power steering and power front disc brakes and the lack of a giant lift means this Scrambler is much easier to drive than most vintage Jeeps. The 5-speed manual and 2-speed transfer case offer the best of both worlds and there's a recent exhaust system underneath with a chambered muffler that sounds great. The longer wheelbase really makes a difference in ride quality, which might be why the Scramblers are so popular, and those big BFGoodrich A/T tires and blacked-out wheels with bright beauty rings give it just the right stance.

This is a shockingly clean Scrambler that is turn-key, ready to go anywhere. We urge you to call right now while you're thinking about it, because it will likely be gone very soon. That's how hot these are. Call now!

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