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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1985 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler

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Not every old Jeep has to be modified to the hilt to be cool and capable, as we see from this 1985 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler for sale on Of course, any CJ-8 carries automatic bonus cool points, but this one also remains in original and unrestored condition with just 25,000 miles on the 258 straight-six and comes with all sorts of documentation. From the seller’s description:

stored indoors for its entire life. It was sold new from Riley Motors here in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1985 to an accountant who sadly passed 5 years ago. His wonderful wife and daughter held onto his cars for the last 5 years until now, they have decided to part with them.
This is an absolutely rust free truck that still wears its original paint and decals with only 25,206 miles which are all documented with every service record since new…even some old gas receipts were saved. I would be happy to take pictures of all of these records if anyone would like to see them. It also still has the original “Car Owner’s Companion” pouch that has misc items and the original window sticker.
As far as the condition of the truck goes…
Body/Exterior: We lightly polished the truck to bring back the shine and it polished out so nice. You can see the original rivets in the body panels in the rockers and the doors which is so cool. There is a few very minor scratches but overall the paint and decals are in exceptional shape. The hard top to this truck has NEVER been off of this truck!!! The owner didn’t want it to ever leak so he never removed it.
Interior: The interior carpet was removed along with the seats and it had a thorough cleaning and polishing. It was by no means dirty but had some dust that needed cleaned out. There is one small cut/tear on the driver seat which you can see in the pics and is very repairable. The dash is free from any cracks and still looks almost new and the carpet is in very good condition as well.
Engine/Undercarriage: The engine is very clean and it runs like a watch. It has been completely serviced and is ready to drive across the country if you’re so inclined. The radiator did have a small leak, so the original radiator was rebuilt by a professional shop and is problem free. The transmission shifts smooth and the 4×4 works like it should. It also has factory disc brakes and factory power steering that make it a pleasure to drive.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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