There''s no denying the fun and versatility that a Jeep CJ7 offers. This 1980 CJ7 represents the best of the classic "old school" CJs, and combines the rugged good looks of the traditional off-roader with daily driver friendliness that includes a hardtop, comfortable seats, and an effective stereo system. You recognize them from a quarter-mile away with their cheerful round headlights and 7-slot grille, a look so iconic the latest Wranglers still wears a version of it. Jeepers wave to each other the way motorcyclists do, and as any of them will tell you, owning a CJ like this is a lifestyle, not mere transportation. Fortunately, this Golden Eagle is a limited edition that stands out with its unusual color scheme. It''s also a southern car, so rust is obviously a non-issue, particularly in the critical areas above the rear wheel wells. The paint is in excellent condition with a shine that''s just right-it looks great when you take it to work on sunny days, but on weekends you can still take it out and get it dirty without guilt. The Golden Eagle graphics are surely inspired by the other highly decorated machines of the period but tie into the Jeep''s distinctly American heritage-is there any vehicle more patriotic than this? And if you do take it out in the brush, you''ll appreciate the burly front bumper with grille guard and the oversized spare tire mount with a big, red jack assembly. Inside, the Jeep is basic, but that also means that it''s virtually indestructible. Have some fun with the top and doors off, then hose it out, that''s the name of the game. The seat covers are recent, so they fit well and are quite comfortable for a day of play, and the floor has been covered in spray-on bedliner material that will last practically forever. The controls will look as familiar to your grandfather who fought in the Korean War as they do to you, with a big steering wheel, long-throw shifter for the 4-speed, and gauges clustered in the center of the dash. There are also two white-faced auxiliary gauges mounted above the Sony AM/FM/CD stereo system, which powers a pair of Kicker speakers in their own enclosure under the dash. Steel doors and a fiberglass hardtop mean that it seals up tightly enough to be driven all winter, especially with the massive heater designed to keep the drafty open versions warm in January. Power comes from AMC''s rugged and reliable 258 cubic inch inline-six, and while it isn''t a horsepower factory, it does the job where it matters. This one has been mildly upgraded with an HEI ignition system and an open-element air cleaner, but otherwise it''s the same trail-rated machinery that has been doing the job for decades. The suspension is fortified with a lift kit and new off-road shocks all around, and a new heavy-duty exhaust system gives it just the right grumble and may even free up a few horsepower. And while you''re looking around, just note how truly clean this Jeep is underneath, with obvious signs of recent work in the axles and ultra-sanitary floors. That off-road-ready stance comes from a set of 33x12.5-15 BFG Mud Terrain tires on flashy aluminum wheels. Tradition is alive and well for Jeep fans, and the CJ7 holds a very special place in the off-roading hall of fame. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.