1981 JEEP CJ-7


  • A beautifully restored and upgraded example of a CJ-7 in a distinctive color scheme with an impressive service record.
  • Under the hood is a new Jasper 4.2-liter (258ci) straight-six engine that powers all four wheels through an automatic transmission.
  • This Jeep is offered with extensive documentation of recent restoration work.


  • The car is refinished in a pleasing combination of light blue over a tan interior, with a matching tan cloth top.
  • The CJ-7’s restoration details include a locking center console with AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, and roof mounted JBL speakers; plus a power adaptor and phone charger port.
  • There is also an extended roll cage, new seat belts, dual tube-style front and rear bumpers, Nerf bar side steps, and a Reese hitch tow package.
  • Its mechanical enhancements include a 4-inch lift kit with new springs and shocks, a Superwinch with 9000lb capacity, and a CJ brake booster and brake lines.
  • The 4.2-liter straight-six has been rebuilt with a new block from specialist Jasper Engines, and has only covered 11,215 miles since.
  • Numerous service records are included in the sale.
  • The Jeep comes with a heavy duty car cover and a ‘bikini’ top.


  • The bodywork is reported to now be in excellent order, with no rust. A note on the CARFAX report indicates some body damage in 1989.
  • The paintwork presents well and with a glossy shine, as shown in the photo gallery.
  • Inside, the tan upholstery is in excellent condition, with only very minor marks around the cabin in a few places.
  • The Jeep does not come with a roof or doors, though the seller states that it has been garaged since the rebuild. The interior is also fully waterproof.
  • There are no known mechanical or electrical faults however there is reportedly fog in the clock glass.


  • As part of the restoration, a new Jasper engine block was fitted.
  • Other mechanical work included a new carburetor, spark plugs, freeze plugs, steering pump, and a flush of the fuel lines and tank. The exhaust manifold was replaced, along with the thermostat housing, steering box, automatic transmission fluid filter, a new battery, cage, and wiring.


Boasting a combination of retro charm and serious off-road capability, this Jeep CJ-7 is a bona fide American icon, presented in good order throughout following a restoration and upgrade programme. It is finished in a great specification with an appealing 4-inch lift kit, and is reported to start, run, and drive very well – ready for any adventure with the next owner, on or off road.

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Car Overview

  • 116,377 miles
  • automatic
  • LHD
  • Blue
  • Tan
  • 4.2L
  • VIN1JCCE87A1BT025923

Lot Overview

  • Lot #06122
  • private Sale
  • New Canaan, CT, USA


  • HK_Motorcars

Exterior  (58)

Interior  (49)

Mechanical  (21)

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