HomePick of the DayOne ‘honey’ of a Jeep

One ‘honey’ of a Jeep


The Pick of the Day is a 1985 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade that appears to be — quite literally — a honey that is ready for off-roading adventures. 

The model year 1985 was the first for which Jeep offered a Honey-colored interior to match the optional Dark Honey metallic exterior paint. This Renegade also comes with the optional honey-colored hardtop.

1985 Jeep Renegade, One ‘honey’ of a Jeep, ClassicCars.com Journal

The private seller of the 4×4 Jeep notes in the vehicle’s advertisement on ClassicCars.com that the paint and exterior decals are original, although the Honey-colored interior has been upgraded with Corbeau Baja XRS-series seats.

“The memory-foam hidden beneath (the seat covers) is designed to make the racing suspension seat comfy on- and off-road and high bolsters add support where you need it,” the seller writes.

In addition, 4-point harness belts are attached to a customized roll bar “for added protection.” The back seat has been removed.

Power is provided by a 4.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine linked to a 3-speed automatic transmission. The seller says to expect 18 mpg.

The seller notes that there is no radio, nor does the clock work properly. 

“The wheels and bumpers are chrome with black paint on them,” the seller adds, and the tires are 33s.

The odometer shows less than 104,000 miles and the vehicle, located in Bisbee, Arizona, is offered for $11,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Overall a very nice, solid-looking old Jeep! I hope the frame is as solid and clean as the body is though. Not to disparage Jeeps because I do love them as much as the next guy but if they’re good at one thing it’s rust! And if the 4.2 straight-6 is as durable as the venerable 4.0 from which it was developed, then mechanically this Jeep will last forever! But does the seller still have the original seats that he can include with the sale?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Posts