Low Mile Survivor: 1986 Jeep CJ7

This gorgeous 1986 Jeep CJ7 Laredo is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois and is being listed for sale here on eBay.  With 31 bids, this 45,000 mile CJ7 has 115 watchers and is bid to $21,000. The Jeep is said to all original and comes with two tops. Not everything is all original and the seller has a list of upgrades and maintenance items that he has installed over the past couple of years. The Jeep was originally purchased in Arizona and is rust free.

The black interior compliments the silver interior nicely.  All the seats look comfortable including the thickly padded rear bench. The current owner replaced the shocks and several suspension parts along with adding a Borla exhaust system. The Jeep comes with a hard top that was rarely used. The hood was repainted due to fading caused by the Arizona sun.

The 4.2 liter inline six cylinder engine mated to a manual transmission and 3:73 rear gears. While reliable, the 258 cubic inch engine only produced 98 horsepower and 193 ft lbs of torque. Early in its life the Jeep was undercoated and the current owners have kept it garaged and not taken it out in the snow. The headlights have been upgraded to LED for safety.

The current owner has only had it for two years but says he needs garage space. I think this is a beautiful CJ-7 and would keep it as long as I could. These Jeeps are widely sought after and the bidding shows it. What will be the final bid in 3 days when the auction is over?

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  1. AZVanMan

    Love my Wangler and all the CJ’s and this is a real nice example, but 21k+ for slightly more than half the HP mine has would just not work for me. In my FIL’s CJ-2 he would welcome those #s, but this 7 weighs a lot more than the 2.


    Excepting the missing Laredo lettering and the hokey red heater hoses, this Jeep presents pretty well. However, I’d prefer to put my money in a TJ Wrangler. With careful shopping, I could buy one of those rigs, set it up to my liking, and be unafraid to take it off-road…for less than the winning bidder will spend on this CJ-7.

  3. 1Ronald

    Dubbed the last of the real Jeeps, it was a hard call to buff out the hood or repaint and lose the decals. Would have tried hard to buff it out and bring as much back as possible. I will reserve my opinion of that ugly gray paint but there’s someone out there not minding to hide behind it. What’s driving these bids is the 45,000 mile speedo. The only way to buy one of these. Over 100K miles? Forget it.

  4. Bob Mck Member

    Would love to sell my 53,000 mile loaded Sahara 92 and buy this one. It is almost exactly what I want.

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