To say that this 1982 Jeep J-10 Honcho is in charge would be repetitive. Although, the Honcho for Jeep was basically just a trim package so it wasn’t any more or less capable than a regular Jeep J-10 from 1982 was, but this one sure looks good to me. It’s on Craigslist with an asking price of $3,999. Thanks to Pat L. for submitting this find.
The Honcho trim package was available from 1976 to 1983 and it came in several colors. I miss those wacky days of heavily-graphic’d cars and trucks; I’m guessing that most people don’t care for such things. I would have to believe that a black J-10 Honcho would be the most valuable today, not to mention a Honcho sportside!
This particular truck looks great from the photos, but there is a little work to do, as there always is. The body looks solid but it has a few dings and dents in it. I can’t quite tell if parts of the tan paint have been redone or not?
The interior looks pretty good, too. The floors will need some welding and the seller mentions that replacement pans are available for $60 each. And, you can see that the door cards are missing and those will be needed along with new carpet.
But, look at those seats! Other than the crack in the driver’s side bolster, what a great 1980s classic! There is AC but no word if it works or not, and there are no engine photos, but it’s a “strong running in-line six”. The engine should be AMC’s 258 Cubic-inch six with around 110 hp. There’s a little work to do on this one but, as the seller says, it would be a nice project. Is this Honcho worth $3,999 considering the rust in the floors and interior work that’s needed?