The new Jeep Gladiator has re-ignited the passion for the classic Jeep CJ8 Scrambler. This 1983 example really loves to show that iconic style while also having investments in a fresher look. It makes for a full package 4×4 that’s versatile, vintage, and absolutely head-turning. The CJ8 Scrambler has the unmistakable look of a classic Jeep with the iconic grille, removable panels, and go-anywhere stance. Still, the Scrambler’s production was far below its other CJ siblings. That means owning one puts you in a rare fraternity. So it’s ideal to have an example like this that has the look of a good classic, but you can also tell it has the individuality you want in a CJ. The dark blue paint is a more recent upgrade that has a terrific clearcoat shine. It’s used for the full doors, hardtop, and roll bar for a very sleek and uniform overall appearance. Even the Scrambler’s special truck bed has been done in color-matched liner paint. And a nice accent to the dark blue are all the lighter shades of blue on the new Scrambler hood decals and full-length side stripes. There’s even upgraded brightwork that shows off some of the best ruggedness, too. It’s in the tubular front bumper with brush guard, matching rear bumper with tow hitch, and 18-inch Dick Cepek wheels that really highlight the lifted 4×4 stance. The hardtop and doors fit correctly to give you the feeling of a true single cab truck. But the real fun of a Jeep is removing it all to be open to the world. And while the interior looks pristine, it was also made rugged for open-air duty. This includes bucket seats with supple but durable vinyl, liner paint on the floor, and a locking center console that also houses cup holders and the AM/FM/CD stereo. And this is built to be a driver with a Grant sports steering wheel on a tilt column and the gearshift seems to be in the exact right place for your right hand. Under the hood is Jeep’s 258 cubic-inch inline-six. This is quite a desirable powerplant because it has spent decades powering the best Jeeps. It’s hardy, torquey, and easy to maintain. Plus, this example has been cared for correctly, including an upgraded distributor, an Optima red top battery, and an added header to give the exhaust added power and a nice tune. This kind of strong-runner is an ideal pairing with the two-speed transfer case for true 4×4 capability. And the Nitto Desert Terrain tires have a well-done tread. But far more than just a mud-slinger, this CJ8 has great anytime driving features like power steering, power brakes, front discs, and the control of a five-speed manual transmission. This is the updated and upgraded rare Jeep Scrambler that has all the features you want. So you know you don’t want to let it slip away. Call today!
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Location: La Vergne, Tennessee, United States