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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1981 Jeep CJ7

Frame-off restored CJ7 with a fuel-injected 355ci V8


Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1981 Jeep CJ7.

“This 1981 Jeep CJ-7 four-wheel-drive SUV is a frame-off restoration equipped with a carbon fiber hood and tailgate, new axles, auxiliary front lighting, powder-coated differentials, Fuel wheels, BFGoodrich tires, power disc brakes, and Amp Research power side steps,” AutoHunter notes in the listing.

This Jeep’s exterior was refinished in silver with body-color fender flares, chrome Smittybilt tube bumpers, and a DJI 4X4 light bar above the front bumper.

The quilted black leather Sparco front bucket seats and rear bench seat have contrasting stitching. Amenities include SSBC power steering, Vintage Air A/C, and a center console with a Ford automatic shifter. 

Under the hood is FiTech fuel-injected 355ci Chevrolet V8 engine with MSD ignition. The engine is paired with a rebuilt 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission and a 2-speed transfer case.

It rides on 8-spoke 12″x20″ chrome Fuel wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2. 

This CJ7’s auction ends on February 14, 2022, at 12:40 p.m. MST., and the sale includes build receipts, and a gray soft top with plastic windows. The CARFAX report shows the vehicle was involved in an accident in July of 1989 that did damage to the front end.

 Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos. 

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


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