The CJ-5 was the longest-running model in Jeep history, with more than 600,000 produced during a production run spanning nearly 30 years. First introduced in 1954, it was directly influenced by the military Jeep deployed in Korea. Civilian Jeeps created the light 4x4 segment, and the format has remained popular. Fun to drive, especially with the top and doors removed, a CJ is easy to maneuver and park on crowded city streets -- but very much at home in the woods.
This 1976 Jeep CJ-5 looks fantastic in Nautical Blue with a black soft top, black flares and alloy wheels. This CJ still has its original steel tub, which is super straight and solid. Floor pans and cab corners are solid and rust free, as is the frame itself -- plus the bumpers, grille, glass, lights and lenses are all excellent. The interior floors have been rhino lined for all-weather durability. Pictured with a full soft top and full soft doors, it also has a bikini top and half doors (and of course it has a roll bar). The interior looks great, with brand new seats front and back. There''s an original AM radio in the dash and a newer stereo with CD fitted below.
Under the hood is AMC''s venerable 304 cubic inch V8 with only 12,000 on a complete rebuild. It has a three-speed T150 gearbox with a Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 30 front and AMC 20 rear differentials equipped with Powertrax Lock Right automatic lockers. The rear has been upgraded to one-piece Alloy USA axles. Gear ratio is 4:10. This CJ has a great stance, with a 2.5-inch suspension lift along with a half-inch shackle lift. It''s running 31x10.50 tires in great shape.
Recent service includes a new starter, new belts and all new brakes drums and shoes. The Jeep runs great, thanks to a well-tuned Edelbrock carburetor, and both the clutch and gearbox feel great. Parking is effortless thanks to power steering, and the brakes work well thanks to the recent brake system rebuild.
For more information about this great looking, great running and great driving 1976 Jeep CJ5 available at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.