Wednesday, September 16, 2009

1983 CJ8 Scrambler

This is another vehicle that if I woke up tomorrow and found my checking account balance and driveway bigger than they are tonight, I'd buy.

There's no really logical reason to want one of these other than they're unique and fun.

Available with both a soft top and a hardtop, one website I saw called it, in soft top form, a "roadster pickup".

From the windshield forward the CJ8 Scrambler was like any other CJ. The standard engine is the 151 cubic inch 4 cylinder, with AMC's 258ci 6 cylinder being an option. The suspension is standard issue CJ too, meaning it has leaf springs all around.

What sets this apart from the standard CJ is the pickup truck bed. It's not a big bed and not practical for carrying long or extremely heavy stuff, but it looks great.

According to the seller this Scrambler has been restored. It looks stock, although the seller says it now has a leather interior. The asking price is not cheap, almost $2000.00 more than the truck cost when new, but when was the last time you saw one of these in this type of condition? It would be a great summer vehicle to take to the beach or the mountains.

Located in Ellisville, MS, click here to see the Craigslist listing for this Jeep.


Anonymous said...

The Scrambler is a great old Jeep. I haven't seen one this nice in years.
If I didn't have an XJ and a YJ project going on already I'd buy this in a minute.

Like you said I need a bigger garage and checking account balance. *Sigh*

Ron said...

These things rusted like crazy even in warmer climates. You need to hope that the seller did the body properly in metal.

Not my type of toy but still unusual enough to be interesting.

Mike said...

What a great find! I've never seen one of these before.