Used Car of the Day: 1979 Jeep CJ7

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

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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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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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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