Imagine yourself behind the wheel of this gorgeous 1979 Jeep CJ5. The sun is shining, you're cruising down a beach somewhere, water splashing out from under the tires, and then you wrap up your perfect day around a beachside campfire with a bunch of friends. OK, well, that's more like a Jeep commercial, but with this gorgeous 4x4, it can also be reality.
Finding a CJ5 that hasn't been beaten to death or left to rust in a driveway somewhere is nearly impossible, which is what makes this one so special. It is shockingly clean inside and out, top and bottom. Rusty rockers? Nope. Maybe some bubbles around the rear wheel arches? Nope. Instead, it's beautifully refinished with bright red paint and new Renegade decals that perfectly capture the spirit of Jeep's most beloved creation. Oh, there are plenty of upgrades, too, including fender flares for the oversized tires, a chrome grille, tubular bumpers, and even a winch to get you out of sticky situations. This Jeep has fun written all over it, but the hardware is hardcore and will take you virtually anywhere you want to go. And it will look flat-out awesome doing it.
Jeep interiors were basic, no frills places from the start, designed to be impervious to the elements and easy to maintain. This one is no exception, although civilization has made some inroads since the first Jeep rolled into battle just before WWII. Wearing fresh gray seat covers made of the same material as wetsuits, a little water and dirt won't matter-just hose it off. Matching gray carpets have been added, which really add some civility to the Jeep by damping heat and noise, and a locking center console provides a safe place to stow your valuables. The painted steel dash offers a passenger grab handle, as well as an array of round gauges, all of which have been upgraded to newer Sunpro units. The back seat will hold two, and if worse comes to worst, there's also a new black top with matching doors that make it reasonably weatherproof.
Most of these Jeeps used inline-sixes, but a lucky few were stuffed full of 304 cubic inch V8s like this example. It's an AMC unit, the same one that powered heavier sedans and wagons, so performance in the lightweight Jeep is downright impressive. And thanks to the 3-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case, it can practically climb walls at little more than idle speeds, making it the perfect off-road companion. An electronic ignition makes it reliable, and a set of headers help eke out a few more horsepower and give it a great V8 rumble from the dual Flowmasters. A full Skyjacker suspension has been fitted, including new shocks, giving it a heavy-duty look that's not just for show. And four new chrome wheels were fitted with giant 35x12.5x15 off-road tires that look fantastic.
Jeeps have always promised fun in the sun and go-anywhere capability, and few are nicer than this. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.