Price: US $12,995.00 Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • SubModel: 5
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 32926
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 225 CI V6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Jeep CJ 5

While the modern Wrangler does a pretty good impression of a daily driver that can go anywhere, here's no such pretense in this 1966 Jeep CJ5, hich is pure, nadulterated fun on wheels. With a no-nonsense look, strong Buick V6, nd stripped to only the bare essentials, his one is the world's most recognizable off-road toy no matter how you look at it.Anyone who's familiar with vintage Jeeps knows that their steel skins are perhaps the most vulnerable part. It dents, cratches, nd if you live in certain parts of the country, hey rust in the most demonic ways possible. The solution? Cover it in matte black paint. The finish is tough, asy to maintain, nd with those diamond-plate reinforcements, t won't get all bashed up. It lends itself perfectly to the boxy Jeep shape where you can make it sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of off-roading without damage and still keep that traditional Jeep look. A bright red pinstripe and some bright chrome pieces dress it up, ut it still looks like it should be getting dirty in the mud and that's exactly where this Jeep is at its best. Fender flares, simple front bumper with a heavy-duty winch, nd a pair of bright jerry cans on the rear give it a definite old-school look, hich works well since this is one of the earliest CJs we've ever featured. Although there's a rear bench, his one works best as a 2-seater now, hanks to a pair of comfortable and supportive buckets from a late-model John Deere tractor (don't knock 'em 'till you've tried 'em). The original rear bench is still there, idden behind the temporary bikini top, nd if you need room for four, t's there. Cool half doors add a modicum of protection, ut the best way to enjoy a Jeep like this is alfresco. The instrument panel is pure simplicity, ith auxiliary gauges on the left and a big speedo on the right and a minimum of frills. A massive padded roll bar behind the seats has a few reinforcements, o it's ready in case worse comes to worst, nd there are accessories like an axe, vintage digging tool kit, nd a fire extinguisher so you're pretty much ready for anything in this Jeep. The engine is a Buick-designed 225 cubic inch V6, he same powerplant that was powering mid-sized sedans from the General. Unusual but correct, t remains a reliable workhorse that will get you anywhere as long as there's fuel in the tank. It has a few performance upgrades an HEI ignition system and a dual exhaust system that gives the burly V6 a unique exhaust note. It's pretty stock otherwise, nd a lot of Jeep guys will do a big double-take when they see the hardware, ut it was indeed on the options list in 1966. A 3-speed manual gearbox and a 2-speed transfer case combine to offer unbeatable torque and the ability to idle over obstacles and feed beefy axles at both ends. The suspension doesn't need any help to make clearance for those huge 31x10.5-15 Goodyear Wrangler tires on satin black steel wheels, o it rides and handles the way a Jeep should.For those of you who look forward to getting dirty and climbing rocks while you're sitting down, his Jeep is the right tool for the job. Call today!