5k: Sweet Utility Vehicle: 1974 Jeep Cherokee SJ 2-Door

The SJ generation Jeep Cherokee was a 2-door ‘sporty’ version of the Jeep Wagoneer station wagon.  The Cherokee also has the dubious honor of claiming to have been the first vehicle to use the term “sporty utility” in its sales brochures, although the SJ chassis is light on sport and heavily tilted to the utility side of the spectrum.  Find this 1974 Jeep Cherokee SJ for sale Corona, CA for $4,500 via craigslist.

This first generation Cherokee looks great in a classic ’70s shade of bronze/gold with white top and white accents on the side.  Normally we recoil in horror at any whitewall tires, but the thin white stripes on these tires actually goes well with this Cherokee.  We hope this seller’s definition of one-owner means that he is actually the original buyer, not that he got it from the original owner or that he knows who the original owner was…

We really don’t like to give out the Unsold Adams award…but seriously if you are selling a car it is really important to take 5 minutes to get more than two photos, one of which is a blurry mess.  We are never sure if this kind of ad is the work of a busy/lazy fellow who just wants to get rid of the car quickly, or a mastermind who is trying to put a fake mustache and glasses on a turd.  Regardless, this Cherokee and its blurry 4.2 liter AMC inline-6 will need a thorough in-person inspection.

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