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Old 12-10-2019, 12:11 PM
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For Sale 1983 Cherokee Laredo in SE WI

FOR SALE: 1983 JEEP CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 CYL, 4X4, AUTOMATIC with Fuel Injection

I purchased this Cherokee in 2004 with 150,000 miles on it because it was a rust-free California car. I knew I wanted to build one, so around 2 years ago, I finally got around to this one. When I started the project, I found the receipt for the rebuilt 258 cid Densmore engine at 121,937 miles and a rebuilt Trans at 142,450 miles. Along with, what’s left of, the original build sheet. t was a great start.
This Cherokee is about 90% stock including OE front seats, OE shag carpet, suspension (other than shocks) and the body. The body has been repainted with a new Laredo stripping kit from Phoenix graphics. This unit did not have the rear carpet (floor or tailgate area) or a rear seat when I bought it. I had no use for these, so I did not address those issues during the build. I now have installed a rear seat in case the buyer would want one, it’s in good condition but NOT from a Laredo package so it would need to be re-upholstered to match. I also added a retro radio (looks like an old AM Jeep radio with modern features).
I installed a new fuel injection system on it. This system uses GM components and HEI ignition, it has worked out great. It also has new 31x10.50R15 BFG and Procomp wheels, new Bilstein shocks, starter, alternator, electric fuel pump, (req for the fuel injection) filters, plugs, belt etc. Changed the weather-strips, replaced most of the lights and bezels, and repaired a bunch of minor problems. Everything works on this including A/C, heat, tilt wheel, power steering, 4X4, fuel gauge, even the rear power window.
This is a great looking, great running, near original, last year full size Cherokee. I have just recently (September) returned from a Route 66 trip, total of about 6,000 miles, and got 18.83 miles per gallon. NO REALLY! This unit can be driven anywhere, and it was. As a result, it now has some rock chips on the rear flares so to preserve it they should be repaired.
There were a total 2,714 Wide Track 2 door Cherokees built in 1983. Of this number, I would guess less than 30% were Laredos, most were Chief packages, so my best guess is this is about 1 of 800 or so built.

Asking $21,000
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:01 AM
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Listed this on Ebay so I could get pics up. (Thanks Rang a stang for the suggestion) Item ID: Item ID: 143468130573
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:20 PM
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I believe I bought this truck in the Dallas area for my brother in that time frame. He moved it up near Green Bay and then sold it shortly thereafter to a gent from southern Wisconsin....probably you. I purchased it from a gent from Califonia who used it for fishing and camping and shoved a small john boat in the back..hence no seat. He had moved from California to the Dallas area.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:01 PM
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That would be quite a coincidence. I did in fact purchase it up by Green Bay, from a gentleman named Mark B. (left his last name off to protect the innocent) Found in the paperwork, in the car a copy of a CA title, so I knew thats were it started, did not see anything about a stop in Texas.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:29 PM
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I bought it for my dearly departed brother Mark here in the DFW area. He dragged it back to Green Bay on a tow dolly behind his Cherokee S, and then titled the '83 in Wisconsin. So it was never titled in Texas. Long story, but he only kept it for about a year. When he decided to sell it, I posted an ad here on the forum and subsequently put you in touch with Mark. You and I spoke a couple of times, and I recommended you test drive it in the field on my Mom's farm as it wasn't insured at the time. You picked it up with a trailer. That was the nicest Cherokee of the three I sent north during that time frame.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:58 AM
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Towtruck your memory is way better than mine, I would never have remembered how I found that Cherokee for sale. Sorry for the loss of your brother.
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