Lot 76
1984 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler 4x4 Utility Vehicle



• Outstanding workmanship in restoration
• Reserve power with optional 4-liter engine
• Highway or off-road friendly

4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, 110 HP , four-speed manual transmission, 4x4 drive with two-speed transfer case, front and rear live axles with leaf-spring/shock absorber suspension, hydraulic disc brakes to the front, drum brakes to the rear; wheelbase: 104”

When Jeep introduced the CJ8 “Scrambler” in 1981, it was promoted as a combination utility vehicle and light duty pickup truck that could “do the hard work yet kick out for some ol’ fashioned good times.” Mounted on a longer wheelbase than the popular CJ7, this new model lived up to all its hype. Jeep hit pay-dirt with the Scrambler, producing over 8,350 units in its first year. By 1984, Scrambler had become an important part of the Jeep family and offered a wide range of configurations, trim levels and official factory accessories. Priced under $8,000 when new it was less expensive that any of its domestic competitors, which was a major selling point that Jeep proudly promoted. While the base power plant was a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine supplied from Pontiac, a proven 4.0-liter inline six from Jeep’s parent company, AMC, was optionally available.

This beautifully presented 1984 CJ8 Scrambler has been treated to a full restoration and looks to be showroom fresh. Painted in its original hue of Garnet Red metallic, the finish is icy smooth and deeply reflective. This color seems to accentuate the rugged and noble lines of the CJ8 to perfection, accented by the white vinyl covered optional half-cab hardtop and full steel doors. The driver and passenger of this fine Jeep are cradled in a pair of high-back plush bucket seats trimmed with durable red vinyl while the floor is covered with a removable carpet made of long-lasting red nylon pile. This example was delivered new with the 110 HP inline six-cylinder engine which is backed up with a rugged four-speed manual transmission that was supplied to Jeep by Borg-Warner and helps to provide sure-footed performance of this mechanical mountain goat. The odometer is showing right at 26,800 miles (about 43,150 km), which are believed to be from new. This CJ8 retains its factory roll bar and the pickup bed presents sheet metal panels that are so smooth they look like a pair of freshly ironed slacks. With fresh brakes to the front and rear of this Jeep, it rides on a set of factory “style-steel” wheels in white on which are mounted a fresh set of raised white letter Goodyear Wrangler Radial tires. Other original accessories include a heater-defroster and push-button transistorized AM radio. Turnkey and ready to go, this Scrambler, we believe might just be the finest authentic example anywhere.

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