West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional example of this rare and very desirable and collectible 1984, two years from the very last year of the legendary CJ Series, American Motors Jeep 4WD and a rare all stock and original model with the upgraded 4.2L 6 cylinder engine with only one southern California owner since new and loaded with factory options including;
4.2L 6 cyl engine ($250) Center Console ($69) Rear seat with dual seat belts ($213) 5-speed manual overdrive transmission ($233) Power steering ($256) 3.31/1 Axle Ratio ($37) Hardtop with Doors ($476) Body side step ($28) Floor Carpet ($116) California Emissions System ($109) Halogen Fog Lamps ($96) Extra Capacity Fuel Tank ($53) CJ Value Package ($953) which includes: Special Paint Color Black Hi Back Denim Seat Chrome Front Bumpers Decor Group Dual Chrome outside mirrors Color keyed styled steel wheels with trim rings
Voted as none less than the #2 of the "9 Hottest Collectible Cars Right Now for 2018" by none less than the 'Hagerty Bull Market List' for 2018, with two-thirds of quotes that are requested from Hagerty coming from Gen X and Millennials. This interest from those younger generations means it stands to do well, as those are the collectors who are actively growing their collections.
After remaining in production through a range of model numbers, and several corporate parents, the Jeep CJ line was officially ended in 1986. More than 1.5 million CJ Jeeps were built, having continued the same basic body style for 45 years since the Jeep first appeared. The Jeep CJ series of 1976-86 has the imprint 'Since 1941' somewhere in the interior, although Willys-Overland had not officially been granted the Jeep trademark until 1950, well after the company had already developed a good business selling civilian versions of the wartime Jeep. Probably the smartest thing American Motors president Roy Chapin ever did was acquire Kaiser-Jeep Corporation in 1970. In 1976 the CJ-7 appeared as basically a stretched CJ-5 to compete with a growing assortment of rivals, fitted with the first factory-equipped hard top and steel doors among its upgrades. It would carry the CJ line for the next 11 years, right through AMCs merger first with Renault, then with Chrysler.
Even after 30 years of CJ development, you didnt have to squint too hard to see the old hero of Normandy and Guadalcanal in the 7's sheetmetal. But if the design still looked inspired by cardboard shipping boxes, the changes were significant, including a longer wheelbase for more stability and a roomier and fancier cockpit. Even so, with the top and doors removed, the windscreen folded, and the CJ-7 put the wind in your face and bugs in your teeth just the way its predecessors had been doing since 1945!
This particular example was recently acquired by us from its original southern California owner and has been serviced locally here in Redondo Beach at the renown 'Osborn's Automotive', voted #1 auto repair shop in the South Bay for over 5 years, and is a vehicle that was obviously always well maintained and garaged since new with no accident damage and reportedly never taken off road and which boasts the 5 spd manual transmission and a 2-speed transfer case, power steering (a very underrated option on these Jeeps and endlessly useful & required!) and a removable factory hardtop with matching steel doors, so it seals up well if you're planning on using it year-round.!
The Jeep was sold new at 'Castle AMC Jeep Renault' of National City, CA on 8/15/1984 and the still quite stunning original 'Sunshine Yellow' factory color paint is in excellent condition and the original stock Black Hi-Back bucket seats interior is also in great condition throughout. Oozing pride of ownership with obviously no accidents, damage or rust as evidenced by the vehicles all original paint! The Jeep will be sold with its original owners manuals, window sticker and purchase order and boasts a clean Carfax report!
This extraordinarily well maintained and highly desirable original southern California owner and obviously always garaged 1984 Jeep CJ7 4WD 4.2L SUV runs strong, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the temperature always remains cool - drives exactly like such a well maintained and cared for vehicle should! You will look long and hard to find a finer or nicer driving example of this all stock and original legendary CJ7, an obviously mostly always garaged example owned by only one very careful and mature non-smoking owner since new!