1981 Jeep Scrambler Laredo

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Ending On: October 25, 2023 3:34 pm

Sale Price: $41,000

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Auction End Date
October 25, 2023 3:34 pm EST
Vehicle Location
Vail, Arizona
Lot Number #
VIN Code
Scrambler Laredo
Body Style
37,505 miles (Actual 137,505 miles)
Engine Size
258 CID
Four-wheel Drive (4WD)
Exterior Color
Interior Color
Fuel Type
Seller Type
Private Party
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The Jeep Scrambler was first released in 1981 and this first year offering is known as the Scrambler Laredo (S/L).  This 81 SL is the true definition of a survivor grade classic!  It has just enough patina in all the right places!  There is no rust anywhere on the vehicle due to the cooperative climate exposure it received in CA, AZ and TX.  If you looking for a first year Scrambler Laredo that's a real head turner that is turnkey ready and honest, look no further and be sure to place your bid!


AMC Jeep offered the Jeep Scrambler from 1981-1985, with a limited rumored production run of just 120 units in 1986 (only 1 known 1986 has ever surfaced to this day).  The Scrambler was offered in base model, Renegade model, and Laredo model.  The Laredo model was considered to be the "cream of the crop," being the highest optioned trim package offered by AMC. Here are some highlights of this beautiful 1981 S/L:

  • Jeep "Laredo" package consisting of the following:
    • Factory 15x8" chrome wagon wheels
    • Rocker trim panel
    • Factory clock/tach (both working)
    • High-back vinyl seats with purse stripes
    • Dash instrument cluster overlay
    • Factory AM/FM/CB radio
    • Chrome grille and mirrors
  • Original AMC 258 CID motor mated to 5-speed manual transmission and dual-range Dana 300 transfer case
  • P1 "Classic Black" original paint.  This Scrambler is known as a "triple black Laredo" because it has a black exterior, black interior, and black hard top.  One of the most sought after color combinations AMC Jeep offered!
  • Rot free Jeep residing in west and midwest climates its entire life
  • Factory A/C (currently does not blow cold and needs servicing)
  • New factory correct reproduction wooden bed rails

Additional Features

  • Leather seats

  • Seller is including correct door appliqués, New Old Stock (NOS) Jeep badge, and NOS CJ-8 badge for the new owner to install.

Vehicle History

Seller states this vehicle sold new in California and subsequently resided in AZ and TX before being returned to AZ in 2022 after the Seller’s acquisition.

Services & Modifications

How extensive are your service records?

Seller indicates they don't have any service records

What was done during recent servicing and how long ago was it performed?

Seller states oil change was completed in March 2023.

Are there any modifications from stock?

Seller indicates that there are modifications

Seller states that during previous ownership, a T5 5-speed transmission was installed to upgrade from original SR4 transmission.

Any history of paintwork or bodywork?


Seller indicated that the front driver fender has evidence of a partial repaint.  Seller claims it is difficult to differentiate from the rest of the Jeep.

Known Issues

Are there known issue/s?


Has it been in any accident/s?


Is there any rust present?



Clean, rust free Jeep.  Only rust that is present is superficial surface rust on the floorboards.  Very honest CJ8!

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