1980 Jeep CJ5 - Auction Ends 12/7

Clasiq Auctions
3951 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA

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Apollo, PA



Year 1980
Mileage 88000
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Jeep
Model CJ5

CJ5 1980

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Black w/Gold Flake
Interior Color Tan Cloth


Dressed in Eagle decor, she’s a metallic black beauty with golden accents, thanks to the American Motors Corporation now owning Jeep. Modified motor and refined running gear, just a bit of lift brings us a Jeep with attitude. It’s earned with a potent power plant and solid running gear. Clean and defined, a tribute to the classy days of the Golden Eagle package and respectful to Jeep heritage, for no matter how pretty the package, your roots started with service to your country.

Bantam Motor company started it all with an assignment to develop a ¼ truck with impossible specifications. The history of the Jeep is proud and worthy of many books and a recommended read. Take it to today, and they’ve become iconic to the populous. Ask a pedestrian what a particular car might be, and you’ll get multiple answers, ask them what that cool little black truck is, and all will instantly say, “that’s a Jeep”. Discovered a few years back in the hills of Kentucky, she now resides in Apollo, Pennsylvania. Odometer shows 88K miles and our Owner has a clean and clear title in his name.

Repainted in 2016 and coated in stunning gold metal flake black, she’s gorgeous. A few wheeling and road flaws prove her dependability. Chrome has been accented with aftermarket tube front push bar and rear bumper and are reported to be in nice condition. Her stance has been enhanced with the application of both spring and body lifts. Golden Eagle decals have been added to accent that beautiful paint and respects an era of Jeep where style complemented their off-road toughness. Excellent tires sit on those AMC factory turbine rims, a throw-back to those grand 80’s.

Jeeps are known for sparse function, but the Golden Eagle and the 80’s introduced some creature comforts with high-back bucket seats, carpet, additional gauges, power steering and manual brakes. We are a bit miss-matched with the rear seat having the cool Levi covering and yes, it’s worth not recovering even though there is a tear, those classic cowboy rivets has Jeep respecting Mr. Strauss. The center console has been upgraded along with the stereo.

Ah, where the modification for performance begins. AMC motor, while decent, don’t match the venerable small block Chevy and a 350 cid V8 fits so smooth in the engine bay. Reported as rebuilt prior to our Owner’s tenure, she is reported as a smooth operator. A tough Turbo 400 3 speed auto mated to a 2-speed manual actuated part-time transfer case distribute the power. Stock front differential with disc brakes and modified AMC Corp 20 rear is modified with one-piece axles and new drum brakes. High arch springs and body spacers bring clearance and profile.

The thorough review of this fine Jeep was performed by Lemon Squad. Our CJ receive a glowing report. Just a few flaws and normal wearing items demonstrate a Jeep treated right over the years and yet capable and ready for what comes ahead. Cosmetically she is grand, but not flawless making for an easy finish to perfection or drive and enjoy. Mechanically just one improvement in a new temp gauge and she’s ready for most-all terranes.

Bantam, Willys and Ford, Overland and Kaiser, AMC along with, uhgg, Renault, and now with Chrysler. All through their various manufacturers one thing stands very clear, Corporations behaved to Jeep’s rules. Jeep had no problem evolving to creative improvements, be it larger motors or creature comforts, one thing is for sure – you never lost the essence that is Jeep. And our example is a brother with just a few more improvements. Respecting its heritage by honoring the Eagle, taking improvements in power and creative suspension all lead a beauty down the road, any road, of prosperity and adventure.

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