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1982 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree #273 of only 650 Made, Great Progress on Restoration

1982 Jeep CJ Jamboree Limited Edition

Make: Jeep
Model: CJ
SubModel: Jamboree
Type: Convertible
Trim: Jamboree Limited Edition
Year: 1982
Mileage: 137,239
VIN: 1JCCN87E0CT041969
Color: Gold
Engine: 6 Cylinder
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Plano, Texas, United States
New Stereo with ipod connection, 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player, CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats

Description for Jeep CJ 1982

Own a Piece of History:

I purchased this Jeep on November 12, 1996.

Since then, I have restored it to a very high level.

I had a comprehensive appraisal done in 2013, with both Fair Market Value and Replacement Value calculated.

Prices have increased since then, and you'll be buying at well below appraised value at $19,500, and $3,000 less than currently listed on other websites.

Contact me and I can scan the appraisals for you. When you buy, you'll get all of my service records and receipts for all work done and all parts purchased.

According to 82Jambo dot com, there are fewer than 250 left in existence now.

This one can be yours.


This was a very limited edition built by Jeep, with only 650 numbered units built, according to several sources.

This Jeep is labeled number 273.

(LEARN MORE about the Jeep Jamboree Limited Edition at 82jambo DOT com - You will find #273 listed in the Registry)

The Jambos carry a special trim code of 1EN on their firewall VIN tag.

Look at the pics - this is the real deal.

My Jeep has all the desirable Jamboree Edition options:

  • 5-Speed Transmission
  • Power Steering
  • Clock
  • Tachometer


  • Engine (Original Engine #000344)
  • Radiator
  • Transmission
  • Clutch Assembly
  • Entire Wiring Harness
  • Complete interior
  • Replaced Body-to-Frame Mounts with neoprene
  • New Disc and Drum Brakes
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • New Bikini Top
  • Paint/w-ClearCoat


  • High-Tech AM/FM/CD Audio System with i-pod

This Jeep rides very well and is very tight - a true One-of-a-Kind.

Buyer also receives an original Jeep Sales Brochure for this Limited Edition Model.

Also, all receipts & invoices for parts and for work done, as well as several service manuals.


The Jeep Jamboree was a very limited edition built by Jeep, with only 650 numbered units built according to several sources.

This Jeep is labeled number 273.

(Here is more informationfrom 82jambo DOT com)

It was built to commemorate the "Jeepers Jamboree". Each Jambo was numbered by a special commemorative plaque, or badge, on the dash denoting its production number. This is the only AMC Jeep to have ever been specially numbered. In addition, the Jambos carry a special trim code of 1EN on their firewall VIN tag.

This numbering is very important because helps to confirm the authenticity of Jambos and makes them more difficult to fake. You can't fake a Jambo by slapping on some decals, like you can with a Golden Hawk, Golden Eagle, Renegade, Laredo, or even the Super Jeep. The Jambo is even harder to fake than a '79 Silver Anniversary because the Silvers were not numbered, though they do carry a special code on their VIN tag.

Jambo's numbered dash plaque can be related to the VIN. Thus, not all numbers make sense and this can be clearly seen. In this sense, the Jambo is like the Scrambler in that its authenticity is much easier to ascertain than other Jeeps.

All Jambos were, originally, supposed to be Topaz Gold Metallic and this was the only Jeep vehicle, other than the Wagoneer that could be painted gold in 1982. In fact, the Jambo is the only CJ that was ever painted Topaz Gold Metallic. This coloring adds another feature that makes it easier to identify true Jambos. Later, Jeep added Olympic White as an option. Olympic White was a very common color, used from 1979-1986 (Alpine White was used before that).

True Jambos have at least five unique characteristics:

  • Trim code
  • Dash plaque
  • VIN-plaque number relationship
  • Jamboree decals that did not appear on any other Jeep (unlike Renegade): and
  • Unique color

These factors increase their attractiveness to Jeep collectors.

Production Numbers

AMC planned to produce only 2,500 Jamborees.

However, the economy was in recession in 1982 and Jeep sales were down 50% from prior years. Out of nearly 130 confirmed Jambos in our registry, none is numbered over 751, despite over 10 years of searching. The research undertaken by 82jambo.com reveals that about 650 Jambos were produced (some numbers were skipped) and fewer than 250 are still in existence. Of these, perhaps fewer than 50 are in original or restored condition.

Sure the Laredo, Renegade, and Golden Eagle are cool, but these were very common packages applied to many different vehicles, not just CJs. The Scrambler (CJ-8)? Yes, the Scrambler is a very cool, low production, Jeep CJ.However, for every Jambo produced nearly 45 Scramblers were made!

In terms of low production numbers, only the '71 CJ-5 Renegade II and the '79 CJ-5 Silver Anniversary compare and they were not numbered.

The 1973/1976 Super Jeep is more rare, but you have almost no chance of ever finding one and if you do spot one, how do you know it is real?

You can buy a Jambo RIGHT NOW if you look carefully and act quickly!

If you're looking for a super cool collectible Jeep CJ, the Jambo is it. It is without a doubt the rarest CJ-7 ever built. And, as you will learn here, it has a history that no other CJ-5/CJ-7 can match!

(Attribution: The information above is from 82Jambo DOT com. When you visit, you will find this vehicle, #273, listed in the registry.)

Added Bonus: Buyer also receives the domain Jambo273 [dot] info

(You can find more information about the vehicle there if you want to go look).

Buyer must pay $750 through Paypal within 24 hours of auction conclusion or "Buy it Now" - balance is due within 7 days.

Bring cash with you or bank wire is also acceptable.

PLEASE NOTE: Vehicle will be released only after funds have cleared my bank.


I will be happy to help you coordinate shipping, if needed.

My Plano, Texas residential location has access for 18-wheeler trucks in the front.

Thanks for looking and happy bidding!