With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, it’s high time to get the summer started. When Jeep Blog came across this summery vintage photograph of a 1982 Jeep® Scrambler Sport towing a boat, we decided to take another look at an under-appreciated gem.
The Scrambler, known internally as the CJ-8, was introduced in 1981 and only manufactured for four years. The mini-pickup segment was picking up steam in the American market in the 80’s. In response, the Scrambler was built to combine the capability and fun of the CJ-7 with the added cargo hauling utility of a pickup bed. It had a longer wheelbase than the CJ-7, which helped the vehicle’s weight distribution for a smooth ride.