Used Car of the Day: 1979 Jeep CJ7

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
used car of the day 1979 jeep cj7

Jeep CJ7s have always struck me as a classic, but that could be a function of when I came of age. Regardless, if you feel the same way, you have a chance to score one for relatively cheap.


This CJ has a 4.2-liter inline-six, four-speed manual transmission, and 132K miles on the clock. The Florida-based seller is asking $12,500.

According to the seller, it runs well and is in good condition.

Take a look here if Jeeps are your thing. Personally, I'd say that this one, which is older than I am, is definitely a classic.

[Images: Seller]

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  • 02PSD4ME 02PSD4ME on Jan 02, 2023

    Hey That's my Jeep😁

  • 02PSD4ME 02PSD4ME on Jan 02, 2023

    No this is not a daily driver, I drive it a couple times a week around town. Definitely not for blazing down the highways at 70 mph.

    But these unlike the newer Jeeps can get wet and you don't have to worry about them.

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