1979 Jeep CJ5
1979 Jeep CJ-5
With the government buying the design from 1940 for the 4-wheel drive vehicle used to fight the Nazis, the Willys company and Ford were called upon to produce the vehicle. The original name is thought to have come from the coding of GPW, where G is Government, P is the wheelbase, and W is for Willys company from whom the license for the design came. The term CJ revers to Civilian Jeep, where after the war, these vehicles were made available to the general public, hence the code CJ.
For consignment, a generation 5 version of the Civilian Jeep which had a full frame-off restoration in 2007. A mere 4,000 miles have been logged on and off road since, but it presents beautifully, and has some nifty custom upgrades.
From the House of Color, Kandy Apple Tangerine drapes this restoration, and up front we see the iconic flat grille with round headlights flanking it. This was actually a Ford design and has come to be an association with all the CJ line. Very straight steel totally rust free and even dent free covers this truck, that has black plastic mud guards protruding from each fender. Underneath we see 31” tires all around and these are accommodated by a 2” lift. Two additional KC High intensity lights have been added to the sides of the front bumper and help light the way on a dark trail. The top of the car is a stretched black vinyl and keeps some of the elements out. Side pipes are seen on either side protruding slightly.
A thorough covering of Rhino Lining has been sprayed on all interior surfaces. Add a killer stereo with a boom box in the rear, and you can listen to your favorite tunes during your climb to the top…of the trail. A new tub, wiring harness, windshield, speedometer, and gauges housed in a beautiful Apple Tangerine dash, which is fronted by newly recovered orange bolstered black seats. A full roll bar has also been installed. Another sound blaster is seen in front of the shifters for the manual transmission and 4WD gears.
With a 1972 304ci V8, rebuilt in 1997, along with a T-15 3-speed manual transmission also rebuilt in 1997, there is plenty of power for climbing or cruising on these knobbies.
Save for some water spots, completely rust free and structurally solid. Power drum brakes all around, and 2 solid differentials noted.
How about a turnkey fully restored rust free, mechanically sound 4-wheeler that will go virtually anywhere, and all in Tangerine, now that's a dream!
F-3 Speed Manual
C-258 2BBL I6
814408-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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