1978 Jeep CJ-5

"Original Paint Southwest Jeep”

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$9,900

Year
1978
Make
Jeep
Model
CJ-5
Stock
1111141
Vin
J8F83EH084846
Miles
4,515
Engine Size
304ci V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Body Color
Forest Green
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
4WD
Location
Traverse City

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The very first CJ prototype was introduced in 1944 by Willys, and the same basic vehicle stayed in production through seven variants and three corporate owners until 1986.

A Variant of the CJ is still in production today under the Chrysler Corporation and at that time the CJ name was replaced by the Wrangler.

The CJ or civilian Jeep became famous for their durability and ruggedness in during war-time operations and this is why the company immediately began production on the jeeps for civilian use at the end of WWII.

Although the look of the Jeep has remained close to that of its first off the line almost 70 years ago, they have had and were built for numerous purposes from farm use to that of municipalities. They also became famous amongst ranchers, hunters and off-road enthusiasts.

What we have here is an unbelievable un-restored western Jeep that still has signs of the Southwest desert in its soul. Having just spent 1 ½ here in Michigan this dry vehicle is something that you just don't see any more.

This has the original 304 V8 that was rebuilt by Desert Performance in Lake Havasu AZ in 1999 for $2700.00. At that time a new rebuilt Carb was also installed. Also being updated in the past year is the suspension and body bushings all the way around, new exhaust, clamps, shackles and gaskets. There is a new set of Mickey Thompson rims with new tires were put on this Spring.

Also accompanying this fine Jeep are two tops, one bimini and one full soft top with doors, extra set of wheels and tires, and a box of extras. There is also a rear-mounted rack for a spare tire, Jerry can and extras.

The body is solid and shows no real signs of rust anywhere. However, please keep in mind that this vehicle is 35 years old and the original paint has flaws with some surface rust underneath.

This vehicle is located at our Traverse City facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Jeep
Model
CJ-5
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
4,515
Drivetrain
4WD

Body

Body Style
Jeep
Doors
2
Body Color
Forest Green
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
304ci V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual

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