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Lot Number
116

1978 Jeep CJ5
2017 The Texas Classic Auction

Offered Without Reserve
ESTIMATE: $22,000 - $32,000
CHASSIS NO: J8F83AH027692
• Complete restoration exceeding $50,000
• Just 400 miles since completion
• Fully accessorized including Carr light bar and Warn VR8000 power winch
• Fun on, or off, the street

304 cid V-8 rated at 150 HP, four-speed manual transmission, front and rear semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, hydraulic rear drum and front disc brakes; wheelbase: 81"


No one knows more about off-road fun more than Jeep. As a builder of four-wheel drive vehicles for over 70 years, millions of enthusiasts have been able to climb steep hills, go through sand, plow through snow, and traverse a few rivers; the Jeep has always been a vehicle that could go wherever it wanted to. Jeep's most popular vehicle over the years has been the famous CJ. Born just at the end of World War II, Willys became convinced that returning GIs would flock to the friend they had made in the military Jeep. The CJ, or “Civilian Jeep” went on to become a mainstay in the U.S. automobile market.

The 1978 Jeep CJ5 offered here looks great finished in classic black metallic. It was beautiful restored with a price tag exceeding $50,000 bringing it to virtually like-new factory condition. The body was removed during the restoration and all frame and suspension components received attention. It has been driven only some 400 miles since its refurbishment and still presents as freshly restored. All mechanical components were rebuilt including the transmission, clutch, and brakes. The 304 cubic-inch V-8 engine was also rebuilt and fitted with Hedman Headers and an MSD Ignition system. All four-wheel drive components were also rebuilt ensuring smooth operation of its four-wheel drive system. The interior is much more sophisticated than the Jeeps of the World War II era with fine upholstery and a locking center console. The quality of the build on this Jeep is clearly evident by the fine attention to detail found everywhere. Other amenities that make this Jeep a notch above all others are a Pioneer AM/FM/CD with Kicker speakers, tow package, padded roll bar by Best Top, chrome mirrors, a grand total of six Warn custom lights, a fully customized front bumper with Warn VR8000 power winch, fire extinguisher, custom dual exhaust, bikini top, Carr light bar, and large 15-inch Mickey Thompson Outlaw rims with Dick Cepek 31x10.5 tires.

The Jeep has matured since its war days and this CJ5 proves it. Power, durability, and beauty all come together in this wonderfully restored Jeep that proves off-roading can be comfortable. For fun in any terrain or weather, this Jeep is ready to go anywhere you want it to.

1978 Jeep CJ5
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