1984 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler 4X4 For Sale (Southern California truck with approximately 1,000 miles since restoration,). Powered by the legendary 4.2L inline 6 cylinder engine, very clean and original engine bay, 5 speed manual transmission, body bushings replaced during restoration, custom exhaust with Flowmaster muffler, beautiful undercarriage, power steering, power front disc brakes, 3” lift, full Rancho suspension, 15” Mickey Thompson alloy wheels with BF Goodrich 31X10.5 tires,Warn locking hubs, rare and correct Cinnamon gold exterior with Tri-color stripe package, custom front bumper with wench and fog lights, black removable fiberglass hard top, 2 sets of doors (half doors and full doors), roll bar, rear mounted spare, rear tube bumper with built in hitch, painted inner body panels, nutmeg bucket seat interior, center console, in dash tachometer, JVC AM/FM/CD radio. This beautiful Jeep is ready to show or hit the trail and with the talks of a modern Scambler in the works this is the time to invest in a classic before the prices sky rocket!!!
The Jeep CJ-8 was a long wheel-base version of the CJ-7, introduced in 1981 and manufactured through 1986. It featured a 103 in (2,616 mm) wheelbase and a removable half-cab, creating a small pick-up style box instead of utilizing a separate pickup bed. CJ-8s used the traditional transfer case with manual front-locking hubs to engage the four-wheel drive. Most had either a four or five speed manual transmission, but a three speed automatic transmission was an option.
The term “Scrambler” comes from an appearance package that many CJ-8’s were equipped with, which included tape graphics and special wheels. Former President Ronald Reagan owned a CJ-8 and used it on his California Ranch.
A full length steel hardtop CJ-8 was made for the Alaskan Postal Service, using right hand drive and automatic transmissions. Instead of the rear tailgate, the steel hardtop utilized a hinged barn door opening to the back. There were only 230 produced and sold in the U.S. It was also widely sold in Venezuela and Australia as the CJ8 Overlander, with small differences including full length rear windows on the Overlander. Steel hardtops used on these postal Scramblers and Overlanders were known as “World Cab” tops.