1986 Jeep CJ
1986 Jeep CJ
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Streetside Classics - Atlanta
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1986 Jeep CJ

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Look through our inventory and you will see a lot of vintage Jeeps, but this stunning 1986 CJ-7 LS1 Restomod might just be the coolest (not to mention the fastest and most powerful) one that weve ever featured, and thats not faint praise. With a slick Red paint job, Renegade decals, and an imposing lift, it looks amazing from any angle and thanks to a stout, 5.7L LS1 Corvette V8 under the hood and a 5-speed gearbox, it has huge performance thatll definitely deliver the shock and awe we all crave. The bottom line is that someone took a really nice original Jeep (arguably the most desirable year for a CJ) and treated it a show-stopping restoration. Not many AMC products ever fit together this well or had paint that was this clean and glossy, and any part that didnt measure up to the owners admittedly high standards, well, it got tossed and a brand new item was installed in its place. The bodywork was done right too, and its obvious the tub underneath that shiny red finish is extremely solid, one look at the laser-straight lines all-around prove that to be true. The shiny, deep red paint was laid down by professionals that didnt treat the job as just some old Jeep, but with the same quality and care seen on higher-end classic vehicles. Its been driven and enjoyed since the restoration was completed so its no longer perfect, although an easy buff-and-wax would likely restore some of that former glory, or drive it like the top driver-quality rig it is today, knowing that any minor imperfections are absolutely dwarfed by the sheer curb appeal of this beauty. Proper Renegade decals were reinstalled, along with black fender flares, a chrome grille surround, polished rocker panel molding, LED lighting, and, of course, those cool asymmetrical side mirrors that only look right on a Jeep. Theres also a custom set of heavy-duty bumpers fore and aft that add to the Jeeps sporty look, and a set of side KC foglights were added on either side of the push bar. Its hard to convey with just words and photos how nice this Jeep is, but when you see it in person, youll understand. The interior also received a major makeover, complete with fresh high-back bucket seats, a locking center console, a stock rear bench, and a full YJ-style roll cage that stiffens the body and provides safety for all inside. The tub floor is covered in black spray-in bedliner material thats durable as well as attractive and highlights the functional appeal of the CJ-7. Jeeps all-in-one center-mounted gauge is still place, as is the factory tachometer to the right of the steering column, although a trio of auxiliary units were added to help keep a closer eye on the upgraded drivetrain. Thats likely this Jeeps original steering wheel, which is quite a rare find in such nice condition, and its mounted atop a tilt column that provides a lot more room at the head of the cockpit. A tall, chrome Hurst shifter with an 8-ball knob was installed to manage the upgraded 5-speed gearbox, and those twin-sticks next to it manage the upgraded Dana axles below, but if thats not entertainment enough for you an upgraded Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit was stashed inside the center console and it powers a BOOMING stereo system with speakers and amplifiers stashed throughout. And yes, dont worry, a full tan canvas top and matching doors are included, so you dont need to worry about the weather spoiling your fun. Most CJ-7s had inline-sixes, but the builders of this Jeep wanted a whole heck of a lot more power, so a 5.7L LS1 V8 was installed under the hood that takes this Jeep into the virtual stratosphere. Borrowed from a 2001 Corvette, the all-aluminum small block was dropped between the inner fenders like it always belonged, and because the work was done right, it fits just right. With 241 heads, modern fuel-injection, upgraded wiring, an upgraded PCM unit and pedal-to-module harness, and block-hugging long-tube headers at the flanks, its an incredibly strong runner thats also very dependable and can be serviced at any competent shop thats worked on LS engines. It sparks to life with the flick of a key, is insanely responsive up-and-down the throttle, and is just flat-out FAST unlike any CJ weve ever driven. A big aluminum radiator with an electric fan keeps the whole show nice and cool, and the soundtrack is downright sexy thanks to a dual exhaust system that features glasspack-style mufflers and side pipes that exit just before the rear wheels. Everywhere you look theres evidence of quality workmanship and thoughtful upgrades, including a tube skid plate that protects the transmission and stiffens the frame, and although the undercarriage hasnt been detailed for show, its obvious that its solid as can be. With all that Corvette power under the hood, you better have a transmission that can handle it, and the swapped-in Aisin-Warner AX15 5-speed manual is up to the task with an added synchro/bearing kit, a G-Force main case, and upgraded gears. Thats a Dana 30 differential up front and a heavy-duty Moser 20 one-piece rear end with 4.10 gear ratio out back, and a 4.5-inch Extreme Terrain lift kit was installed by the pros at 4-Wheel Parts meaning this CJ is ready to traverse pretty much anything you can throw at it off-road. It performs quite nicely on the road as well, with help of an upgraded AGR power steering box, front disc brakes, and a front steering stabilizer. A flashy set of 15-inch Pro Comp wheels wrapped with beefy 33x12.50-15 off-road radials finish off the killer look. This Jeep is top-notch in just about every way, with beautiful cosmetics and an amazing upgraded LS1/5-speed powertrain. They just dont come much better than this. Call today!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    1JCUM87A5GT045834
  • Classic Car ID
    101795316
  • Stock Number
    6970-ATL
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    SUV
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    133,154 miles
  • Engine
    LS1 5.7 Liter V8
  • Transmission
    5 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Red

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