Streetside Classics has kind of become your go-to place for Jeeps, and this 1981 Jeep CJ5 is merely the latest in a long line of restored, trail-ready fun with a reasonable price. Thanks to rebuilt mechanicals, it's ready to go anywhere and we like that they didn't go overboard with the cosmetics, so you won't think twice about heading out onto the trails.
Now don't get me wrong, this is a great-looking CJ. It's got recent paint and the bright white paint is brilliant enough to look right on the boxy Jeep bodywork. But when we see Jeeps restored to high levels, we realize that they're never going to go out and play in the dirt ever again, and that's really a shame. So with that in mind, you really should just go out and enjoy this CJ as intended, because it's nice but not perfect. One of the things we like best about the CJ5 is its closer relation to the military-spec Jeeps (heck, you can still see a place where the shovel used to fit just behind the driver's door!) and the shorter wheelbase makes this the most maneuverable vehicle in the dirt this side of a lawn mower. The paint job looks good even from five feet away and shines up well, although it's the kind of finish that you won't ... Please ask for the full description.