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1979 Jeep CJ5 Renegade



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1979 Jeep

CJ5 Renegade



Engine Size
401 V8
3 Speed Manual
76,294 (Unknown)
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Big V8 power in the smallest package makes this 1979 Jeep CJ5 Renegade scream to you, "Let's go play in the dirt!" But the full presentation with the graphics, wheels, muscle car-like exhaust let's you know it's ready to go out on the town, too. So it's pretty impressive that all of this is available for such an affordable price.

The black exterior with Renegade graphics is a look we can't get enough of in our showroom. The whole appearance is like the last moment of a desert sunset, and this CJ5 feels like it's itching for an adventure even when parked downtown. And that's really the point of owning a classic like this. You can take it to the beach or into the backwoods, but for those times with its just part of the grocery run, the rest of us in the parking lot are wondering what journey you'll be off to next. This is still an American classic, and so there's plenty of room for attractive chrome on the iconic front panel, front bumper, and rear "Jerry Can" holders doubling as rear bumpers. The whole package is complete with a bikini top and a great set of turbine-style alloy wheels that have a timeless appearance just like the Jeep CJ.

The tan interior coordinates nicely with the earthy tones of the exterior graphics package, and let's face it, black and tan looks great on a Jeep. While the bucket seats are covered in a nearly bulletproof vinyl, they are comfortable enough to make the trail an easy ride. In between is a latching center console that also has the welcomed addition of cup holders. The controls are laid out in typical Jeep fashion, with a grippy three-spoke steering wheel, long-throw shifter for the three-speed manual, and a shorter stalk for the four-wheel drive. Plus, heater controls and gauges clustered in the center of the dash. While all of this has that great classic Jeep appearance, one upgrade you'll love is the stereo. The AM/FM/CD unit has USB and auxiliary hookups as well as Bluetooth connectability. So you can stay plugged-in no matter where you are.

Jeep fans will love looking into the engine bay and discovering the largest motor Jeep/AMC ever dropped into the CJ. This 401 cubic-inch V8 looks nice with the shining air grabber and valve covers, but more importantly, between those are performance upgrades like the Holley four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock Performer intake. It cackles to life through a header-fed throaty exhaust system, with tips that exit out of the sides like a muscle car. Jeeps are off-road kings, so the manual transmission is linked to a two-speed transfer case for true 4x4 ability. The high ground clearance gives the suspension plenty travel when it really counts, and the shorter wheelbase of the CJ5 means better scale-ability when off-road. The BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain tires are engineered to find traction on any surface. Plus, features like power steering and front disc brakes are always welcomed on the blacktop or the trail.

This is a distinctive and powerful turnkey 4x4 for an exceptionally affordable price. So you know a package this attractive is going to be leaving us soon. Call today!!

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  • AM/FM Radio
  • Bluetooth Radio
  • CD Player
  • Heat
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Defrost
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
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Exterior Color
Interior Color
Rear End
AMC 20
Front Suspension
Leaf Spring
Rear Suspension
Leaf Spring
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