AUCTION: 1985 Jeep® CJ-8 Scrambler 5-Speed with M416 Trailer

Stunning Classic CJ-8 Could Be Yours...

Jeep® enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to acquire a meticulously refurbished 1985 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler paired with a matching M416 trailer. Currently available for bidding on BringATrailer.com, this striking duo, restored by NFI Empire of North East, Pennsylvania, in 2017, stands out with its vibrant red finish adorned with multi-color graphics and functional enhancements.

Key Features of the 1985 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler – 

1985 Jeep® CJ-8 Scrambler with M416 Trailer. (BringATrailer).

This long-wheelbase pickup version of the CJ-7, introduced in 1981, has undergone significant upgrades to enhance both performance and aesthetics. The Jeep is powered by a 4.2-liter (258 cubic-inch) I-6 engine that has been bored over and features a Crane Cams camshaft, a Howell throttle-body fuel injection kit, and a Borla exhaust system. This engine rebuild also includes a new timing chain, oil pump pickup, bearings, piston rings, valve springs, lifters, gaskets, and brass freezer plugs. An electric pusher fan and a BeCool aluminum radiator ensure optimal cooling, while braided stainless-steel hoses and an AMC-branded finned aluminum valve cover add a polished look under the hood.

Power is delivered through a five-speed manual transmission paired with a dual-range transfer case, offering robust off-road capability. The rear axle is fitted with a Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and a Moser one-piece axle kit for improved traction and durability.

Exterior and Interior Details –

1985 Jeep® CJ-8 Scrambler with M416 Trailer. (BringATrailer).

The exterior of the CJ-8 Scrambler is finished in eye-catching red with multi-color graphics, accompanied by wood bed rails and a brush guard fitted with aftermarket auxiliary lights. The Jeep comes with both a removable black fiberglass hardtop and a black vinyl bikini top, providing versatility for different weather conditions. Additional exterior features include a fold-down windshield, side steps, black wheel-arch flares, a receiver hitch, and a set of chrome-finished 15-inch American Racing wheels wrapped in 33-inch × 12.50-inch Bridgestone Dueler A/T tires, with a matching spare mounted on the dropdown rear tailgate.

Inside, the Jeep features low-back front bucket seats upholstered in black cloth, split by a color-coordinated center console. Modern touches include a Cobra CB radio, a RetroSound stereo, and RCI latch-and-link lap belts, while the floors are coated with bedliner material for durability. The split-spoke steering wheel is mounted on a tilt column and fronts an 85-mph speedometer with auxiliary gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, tachometer, clock, and more. The odometer shows just over 3,000 miles, although the total mileage is unknown.

Matching M416 Trailer –

1985 Jeep® CJ-8 Scrambler with M416 Trailer. (BringATrailer).

The included M416 trailer, also refurbished in 2017, is painted to match the Jeep and features multi-color graphics, wood bed rails, a rear tailgate, and tie-down points. It rides on chrome-finished 14-inch steel wheels and is connected to the Jeep via a pintle-hitch insert, making it a versatile addition for carrying extra gear on off-road adventures.

Additional Equipment and Sale Details –

1985 Jeep® CJ-8 Scrambler with M416 Trailer. (BringATrailer).

This CJ-8 Scrambler comes equipped with power steering, power-assisted brakes, and a Rancho steering stabilizer and shocks for a smooth driving experience. The braking system features power-assisted front discs and rear drums for reliable stopping power.

Various spare parts and accessories, an owner’s manual, and build records are included in the sale. The Jeep has a clean Ohio title, while the trailer is being sold with a bill of sale due to the absence of a data plate.

Auction Information – 

1985 Jeep® CJ-8 Scrambler with M416 Trailer. (BringATrailer).

This 1985 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler 5-Speed with M416 Trailer is available for bidding on BringATrailer.com until Wednesday, June 12, at 5:01 p.m. EDT. Don’t miss the chance to own this beautifully refurbished classic Jeep and trailer combination, perfect for both collectors and off-road enthusiasts.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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