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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1978 Jeep J10 4WD

A 4-speed pickup with Cherokee chops

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1978 Jeep J10 4WD. It is powered by a four-barrel 360cid V8 backed by a four-speed manual transmission plus a dual-range transfer case. Features include the Custom Truck package, sliding rear window, rear step bumper, power steering and brakes (with front discs), and digital radio upgrade. Finished in a bright blue with a black vinyl interior, this Jeep J10 comes from the selling dealer with documentation starting in 1978, and a clear title.

The repainted Brilliant Blue hue (code 6R) shines brightly in the sun. The Custom Truck package included a chrome front bumper, and chrome window and side trim, among other items. Other features include cowl-mounted antenna, dual side mirrors, rear step bumper, and tonneau cover.

Fifteen-inch slotted aluminum wheels with manual front locking hubs are wrapped in 30- by 9.50-inch LT Wild Country Radial XTX tires.

The reportedly original black vinyl cabin features bucket seats with a center “buddy seat” and armrest. Features include power steering, floor-mounted transmission shifter, transfer case, and a Prodigy trailer brake controller. Window and door trim, and headliner have been replaced.

The instrument panel consists of a 100-mph speedometer and gauges for the coolant temperature, oil pressure, amperage, and fuel. An aftermarket oil pressure gauge is mounted below the instrument panel. A dashboard-mounted clock can be found closer to the passenger side. The odometer shows 28,417 miles but the true mileage is unknown.

The reportedly original (code P) 360 V8 features a four-barrel carburetor. The 360 is controlled by a four-speed manual transmission and dual-range transfer case.

Underneath, you’ll find a solid front axle and solid rear-drive axle. The transfer case operates in conjunction with the locking front hubs to offer part-time four-wheel drive. The power brake system consists of front discs and rear drums. A dual exhaust system exits from both sides in front of the rear wheels.

The auction for this 1978 Jeep J10 4WD ends Friday, June 14, 2024 at 11:45 a.m. (PDT).

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

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