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1986 CJ-7
The end of the CJ line came in 1986. Consumer advocates had put a huge target on the old CJ. After the success of the XJ Cherokee, a revitalized AMC invested some time and money to develop a replacement. The announcement that 1986 would bring the last CJ brought some teary eyes. Later, when the replacement emerged, some hard-edged jibes about "real" Jeeps having round headlights were heard. The last of the CJ wore a dash plaque that said, "Last of the Breed." Time would prove that was an overly pessimistic comment.