CLASSIC UTILITARIAN, 258 INLINE 6, 3 SPD MANUAL, NEW PAINT/RESTO, 4X4, CLEAN!!
No matter where you want to go, chances are good that this 1973 Jeep CJ5 will take you there. All the right hardware is included and very little beyond the basics, and that's what makes these versatile 4x4s so popular year after year. We sell a lot of them and it's because they're a lot more fun than you should be able to have on four wheels.
There are some Jeep fans who prefer the CJ5's more compact proportions and shorter wheelbase, partly because it's more maneuverable and partly because it is more closely linked to the original. Whatever your reasons may be, this neat little blue Jeep has a lot going for it beyond the great image it presents. First off, there's the clean bodywork, which hasn't changed all that much over the years, and it's wearing a very recent coat of bright blue paint. That sunny disposition is perfect for the fun-loving CJ, and includes a brand new set of period 'Renegade' decals on the hood. New rubber fender flares were installed at the same time, so you can go from merely big to some large (or even huge) tires if you'd like, and the matte black front bumper looks new too. Out back, it's got a heavy-duty spare tire carrier, a step bumper, and round marker lights that are the essence of simplicity. It's easy to like this Jeep's easy-going attitude.
The black vinyl interior is as low-maintenance as you can get this side of a tree stump next to a campfire. The buckets are in very good condition and the durable materials will keep them looking good for years to come. The entire interior of the tub has been covered in spray-on bedliner material, and you know that stuff wears like iron, so no worries about getting a little dirt on your shoes. The driving position is pure WWII, with a simple steering wheel on a long, skinny column and a long, straight shifter for the 3-speed manual gearbox, proof that when you get it right the first time, evolution pretty much leaves you alone. The gauges are also simple, and give you the information you need, but not much more. For hot days in the sun, there's a bikini top overhead to prevent sunburn. Radio? Nope, but you can always add that! It does have a fairly effective heater, and seat belts to hold you in place while you're playing in the dirt, and there's plenty of room in back for all your gear.
The engine is the same robust 258 cubic inch inline-six that powers all our favorite CJs, and it's a lot nicer looking than you'd expect for a 4x4. Fresh turquoise engine enamel really brightens the engine bay, and with original details like the heavy-duty air cleaner and downdraft carb in place, it runs pretty much the way it has for decades, smooth. The machine is simple and easy to maintain, which is key when you're someplace remote and goes about its business with vigor. The 3-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case feed a set of pretty burly axles, and everything hangs on a stock suspension, so it rides and handles well enough to be driven every day without beating anyone up. Flashy aluminum wheels add a sporty countenance, and they carry 31x10.50-15 radials that should probably be upgraded before you head out on the trails.
Recently freshened but not so perfect that you're never going to have fun in it again, this cool blue CJ5 is just right for summertime fun. Call today!
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