Car: ( Or in this case, Jeep ) Jeep CJ7 Renegade
What makes it special: CJ’s were small open-body off road and compact pick-ups sold under the Jeep name for model years 1945 through 1986. The first year being the first mass-produced civilian 4-wheel drive car produced by Willys.
What made it famous: Introduced in 1976, the CJ7 was a longer model than the CJ5, with wider, squared openings enabling it to have hinged doors. After 1980, it was fitted with an AMC 20 rear axle until mid-86, when it was fitted with a Dana 44, and a Dana 300 transfer case. The CJ7 was available in Renegade and Laredo models, and featured different body decals and different seats, and other creature comforts. Powering the CJ7 for 1986 was AMC’s 258 cu in inline-6, or 304 cu in AMC V8.
Why I would want one: Had one. Very fun vehicle and I would sign up for another in a heartbeat.
Fun fact: The “CJ” name stood for “Civilian Jeep.”