Beautiful Classic '79 Jeep CJ-5 Golden Eagle Edition
Price: - Item location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
- Make: Jeep
- Model: CJ
- Trim: Golden Eagle
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 1
- VIN: j9f83ah005257
- Color: Black
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 Jeep CJ Golden EagleAre you old enough to remember the Golden Eagle special edition Jeep CJs of the late 70s. If you are like me, you always wanted one. I'm out of garage room so the Jeep is kept in storage in Raleigh and seldom driven. The Golden Eagle package dressed up the CJ in great '70s fashion, with bright colors and plenty of decals, and this black and gold one looks fantastic. I wonder if the Jeep designers ever heard from the guys over at Pontiac once this Jeep hit the streets, but I suppose that was the fashion and it's a look that is suddenly very much back in demand. The glossy black paint is modern urethane so it shines up nicely after a day of playing in the dirt, and while Jeeps were never renowned for their fit and finish, this one looks great. The decals are very nicely done, accurately replicating the original look and they didn't skimp, because even the pinstripes were accurately re-created. New black rubber fender flares cover the oversized tires and it includes correct little details like side marker lights, proper Jeep taillights, and a chrome front bumper with an industrial-strength grille guard. There's a matching tubular rear bumper and a pair of diamond-plate steps that make it easy to climb into the tall Jeep cockpit.
* New Bestop high back front seats and rear bench seats* New Bestop locking center console.* RHINO LINING throughout the interior was added for a much cleaner look.** Still have original seats and center console in great condition* Holley 4-barrel carburetor* Edelbrock intake mainfold and air cleaner* Throaty dual exhaust system that sounds great
The same black paint used on the body covers every unfinished interior surface, including the dash and the same centrally-located Jeep gauges in the dash that have been a Jeep trademark for decades. There's an AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers mounted in special enclosures in the rear seat area and the fat Grant steering wheel feels great in your hands. The 3-speed manual transmission is managed by a Hurst T-handle shifter and both shifters have new boots. There is bikini top that matches the seats and the padded roll bar looks great and offers protection if worse comes to worst. It's rare to see a V8 Jeep and it looks great under the hood with fresh engine enamel. T he brakes have been upgraded with a modern master cylinder. Of course, with a body off restoration, the frame was totally accessible during the build, so it received new satin black paint, undercoating for sound and debris protection, and upgrades like a lift kit and new shocks. The exhaust system uses side pipes, so it has a rather un-traditional V8 rumble, and despite the big tires and lift kit, it actually rides well for such a short wheelbase vehicle. New aluminum wheels are a great choice on a flashy Jeep and wear fat 33.5x14.50R15 Super Swamper off-road radials. I can also provide a short video if you are interested.