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From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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Riding on a solid foundation and harboring a period correct engine beneath its hood, this 1985 Jeep CJ7 Renegade is ready for action right off the bat and, with some well-planned attention, this blank canvas on wheels can be elevated into a standout ride to be further modified in a manner of your choosing, whether your goal is to create an agile rock crawler or a cool-looking, custom boulevard cruiser. The Jeep brand has deep roots in military usage, and the work they put in before releasing the CJ7 reflects their recognition that civilians were becoming enthralled with the idea of having a motorized mountain goat at their disposal. Its markedly longer and a bit wider than its predecessor and affords a much smoother ride, plus it features modified side cutouts to accommodate actual doors. Take a lap around this 85 and youll find evidence of its vigorous activity strewn over its black exterior - it would benefit both from some refinement and a trip to the paint booth to freshen things up - but there are plenty of positives on display here. Eye-catching Renegade stripes and lettering over its front end proclaim its special edition status, its exterior alignment appears strong and theres a functional XD9000i winch mounted on the beefy front bumper to pull itself out of any sticky off-road situations. The diamond plating ornamenting the lower portions of its sides and rear is a sharp added touch. Should the weather turn dark while youre out blazing a path, a soft top with windows is included. Just as is the case with the exterior, the driving environment inside could do with a refurbishment. Make no mistake, though - all components are intact and theres nothing holding you back from getting behind the wheel and making your way onto the trails as soon as you bring this CJ7 home. Step inside and youll find that it doesnt take much imagination to picture this interior in its optimum state - the front buckets still hold their original shape, indicating that their frames are likely just fine, so directing some effort to their upholstery will make a world of difference. The bench seat in back is road ready just as it is - its just weathered - and the speakers mounted to each side of it will be transformed by refurbishing their surrounding boxes. Farther forward, a clean chrome panel surrounds the factory instrumentation, all of which is in good working order, and this Jeeps transmission is navigated by a B&M shifter perched on the transmission tunnel. Everything remains in factory configuration beneath the hood, where a period correct 258 cubic inch inline 6 sits in the engine bay, ready to provide plenty of dependable power to handle rough terrain, as well as more sedate driving conditions. Wearing a 2-barrel carb on top, it pairs with a 5-speed manual T-5 transmission thats shifting smoothly and has developed such a strong reputation for dependability that its found its way into countless aftermarket projects over the years. This Jeeps four-wheel drive agility is also in good working order and is easily unleashed via the lever sitting astride the manual shifter. Power steering makes for easy navigation, while front disc brakes add fade-resistant stopping ability as this classic Jeep surmounts terrain on its set of 15 wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires. Looking for a vintage off-roader thats mechanically ready for action and well-suited to serve as a foundation for any future modifications you might wish to add? Check out this 1985 Jeep CJ7 Renegade. Call today!
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