1981 Jeep Scrambler

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1981
Mileage 85407
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Jeep
Model Scrambler

Scrambler 1981

Title Status --
Exterior Color Moonlight Blue
Interior Color Black


This 1981 Jeep Scrambler CJ8 is a sharp-looking 4x4. More than just stylish, you'll love to discover that this has been under the care of the same owner for all its life so far. It makes for decades of higher-level mindfulness and investments. And there's even great paperwork to tell this Jeep's tale, too. So the beauty of this Scrambler is far more than just skin deep.

The iconic look of a CJ Jeep meets the utility of pickup - that's what makes the Scrambler so instantly attractive. But this one has much more going on here. The factory-correct Moonlight Blue paint was given a high-quality respray in 2014 and only about 650 miles have been driven since then. It has the kind of gloss and shine that really reminds you the advantages of discovering a one-owner classic. Plus, the silver decal package is a comprehensive style that looks really good against the deep blue. It highlights the style lines in the hood, fenders, and rockers. Plus, this two-tone silver complements the full brightwork package that includes the grille, bumpers, side mirrors, and 15-inch wheels (including the full-size spare on the swing away mount.) And since this has been a carefully-kept machine for 40 years, you get the little extras, like the original window sticker. It shows that this was born with desirable options, like the pricey hardtop and full doors, and even the wood rails on the bed were a factory option.

The interior shows more of the thoughtful care over the years. At first glance, it just looks like a preserved time capsule. But as you dig a little deeper, you see that the seats were reupholstered to look stock, but are now a supple leather. The radio has a vintage look, but it's a modern AM/FM digital tuner with aux input. So it makes it even better to open this one up to the world while driving all-day with your favorite music. A center console, tilt steering column, and a full set of clear gauges - including tach - all make this a great driver. And as pretty as this Scrambler is, it still has all the best features for an outdoor lifestyle. It ranges from the rugged floor mats with deep channels to the safety of the color-matched roll bar.

Under the hood is Jeep's 258 cubic-inch inline six. This is quite a desirable powerplant because it has spent decades at the heart of the best Jeeps, and the presentation here is just as tidy and exceptionally cared for as the rest of this Scrambler. And it's not hard to believe that such a well-respected one-owner vehicle like this is still running all of its original main drivetrain components. You can tell from the full presentation that here has been a solid investment in the engine bay to restore this to basically day-one status. But you'll also see the right upgrades like a Weber carb and a header package to keep this one running stout and strong. The two-speed transfer case and Goodyear wrangler tires give you true 4x4 capability. But far more than just a mud slinger, this CJ8 has great anytime driving features like power steering, power brakes, and front discs.

The sale comes complete with the original window sticker, warranty card, owner's manual packet, and service manuals. It takes a rarity like a one-owner vehicle to find a Jeep of this caliber. It has a level of fit, finish, and care you may never find again, so don't miss your chance. Call now!


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