We came across this white over red plaid cloth 1987 Jeep MJ Comanche pickup here on Craigslist in Fairfield, Pennsylvania where the private seller has it listed for $5,000.  The NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide lists the “Low”, “Average”, and “High” values for this truck at $3,400, $7,200, and $10,400, respectively, so the private seller appears to have his Comanche fairly priced.

Launched one model year after the debut of the very popular XJ Cherokee, Jeep launched the MJ truck that was heavily based on that SUV.  Unlike the Cherokee, the Comanche used a conventional body-on-frame design behind the cab and a removable cargo box (Jeep labeled this C-channel based design “Uniframe”).  However the cab and front clip retained the unibody construction of the Cherokee.  This is another example of the “just right” compact truck size we’re dumbfounded by why all manufacturers walked away from.

The seller reports his ’87 Comanche is a rust-free survivor equipped with an AMC 2.5 liter inline four cylinder mated to a freshly rebuilt five-speed manual transmission.  Other new parts the seller mentions include a new clutch assembly, brakes, hub bearings , radiator , tune up , shocks and all fluids replaced.  He also shows a picture illustrating how the cab floor has been cleaned and sealed with POR-15 .

While only being a two wheel drive version limits the appeal of this MJ among Jeep enthusiasts, its still a great alternative to the more common compact Chevys and Fords available from the same time period.  Good luck with the purchase!