1965 Jeep CJ-5 Tuxedo Park Mark IV (Original 21k miles**Rare**)

Price: US $5,600.00 Item location: Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Type: Cab & Chassis
  • Trim: Tuxedo Park Mark IV
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 21,000
  • VIN: 832211576
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: Hurricane In-Line 4 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Regular gas with additive
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Jeep CJ Tuxedo Park Mark IV

This 1965 CJ-5a Tuxedo Park 3-speed column shift is a rare Jeep anyways but with less than 21k original miles, this one is even more so. This Jeep is very original and runs great. When I purchased the Jeep I spent an additional 7k to have the Jeep throughly gone through to make sure it ran great, as it had been sitting for awhile( I have records of this). The original engine was in great shape and just needed a tuning which was done by a jeep expert. The entire Jeep was looked at and things that needed to be replaced were, with new old stock parts, if possible. This Jeep has new shocks new brake pads, new old stock radiator, and more. This car has been inside since it was new and has been barely driven, So there is no rust, just surface rust in a few spots. All the metal is in great shape including the floor pans. The original paint is in great shape, for a 52 year old Jeep, with a few scratches and very minor dents. The original top is also in surprisingly good shape. All the original hardware is there and works. The windows have very little yellowing, because it was inside. I had new brass zippers stitched onto the doors and they work great. The top is missing one snap at the back and one seam needs new stitching, but The top is functional and works like new. The original seats are not faded and look great but a few seams have split(See Pics). The common wear spots, the floor and bed, have regular wear marks. There has been no modifications to the originality except for a horizontal shock stabilizer(see pics) for less roll on cornering. However, this can be removed with two u-bolts very easily. This will be one of the best true original low millage examples of a Tuxedo Park you will find. Here is a history of this rare model:

In 1961, Kaiser was coming to the realization that it had an image problem. The broader masses believed the Jeep to be a great...vehicle — that is, if you needed to work on the farm, go hunting, or partake in some other industrious activity. To fix this "problem" they decided to introduce a new, more "upscale" version of the CJ-5. So...in 1961, the Tuxedo Park was introduced as a trim package. It is widely believed that these trim packages (Tuxedo Park I, II and III) were offered between 1961-1963, and included chrome add-ons, along with an "Indian Ceramic" steering wheel (in place of the standard black). The seats also received an upgrade to "Black British Calf Grain Vinyl with Indian Ceramic Facings" (Trim Code L-29).

In 1964, Kaiser promoted the Tuxedo Park as it's own separate model (Tuxedo Park Mark IV) for the CJ-5A and CJ-6A.The Tuxedo Park Mark IV included several options that set it apart from the standard Jeep®. These options included:

- Chrome front bumper
- Chrome hood badges
- Windshield clamp catch
- Chrome drop down license plate holder
- Chrome tail lamps
- Hubcap displaying the "Jeep" emblem
- Column shift

**If you suspect you may have one of these models, check the prefix of your vehicle's VIN tag. The CJ-5A Tuxedo Park Mark IV has a prefix of "8322", while the CJ-6A Tuxedo Park Mark IV has a prefix of "8422".

Unfortunately, this model never gained the popularity that was hoped for, and only approximately 460 of the CJ-6A models were ever produced, making them a rare find for those in the market. If you have a Tuxedo Park Mark IV, it is much more likely that yours is one of the CJ-5A models. While these vehicles did not capture the undivided attention of the masses, they were a valid attempt at becoming something "more" than what Jeep® appeared to be in 1960, and opened the door for other models that were to come...