One ‘honey’ of a Jeep

One ‘honey’ of a Jeep

Pick of the Day is a 1985 CJ-7 Renegade with optional original paint and then-new interior color

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.

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.

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  • James McIntire
    February 8, 2019, 10:53 AM

    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?


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