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author photo by Doug DeMuro May 2018

Here you see a very unusual Jeep. This is a 1983 Jeep CJ-7, and it's not at all like every other Jeep from this era. That's because this one has been extended and given a huge platform in back for hunting. It's also covered in camouflage.

This Jeep is offered by Beck & Masten Buick GMC in Robstown, Texas, near Corpus Christi, and it's no surprise it's available in Texas. I say that because Texas notoriously has many game ranches where off-roader vehicles drive paying customers to hunt animals -- and this Jeep undoubtedly served in that function for many years.

So, let's go through the ins and outs of the Jeep. It's a 1983 CJ-7, which is unusual in itself as these are getting considerably rarer. It's also been stretched to have four doors, much like the new Wrangler Unlimited -- except this one wasn't done by Jeep, as all CJ-7 models had two doors. Then, in back, a raised platform has been installed, where hunters can sit, complete with a ladder to climb up.

The Carfax report shows that this Jeep spent considerable time in Kansas before coming to Texas in the early 2000s, which is likely when the conversion was done. It's listed with 105,988 miles, and -- if it runs well -- it could be an excellent hunting vehicle for years to come, or possibly a parade vehicle or just something a little cooler than your neighbor's run-of-the-mill Wrangler Unlimited. It's offered for $29,850.

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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