Price: US $24,995.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • SubModel: 5
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 5
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 38,352
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 304 CI
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Jeep CJ 5

The timeless CJ was just about the purest expression of civilian-grade off-road fun ever created. This 1979 CJ5 offers a V8 power, ool colors, nd a nice restoration to a largely stock specification, aking it fairly rare in its own right, ut that doesn't mean it isn't capable of going into some pretty gnarly territory all by itself.The Golden Eagle package dressed up the CJ in great '70s fashion, ith bright colors and plenty of decals, nd 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, ut 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, nd while Jeeps were never renowned for their fit and finish, his one looks great. The decals are very nicely done, ccurately replicating the original look and they didn't skimp, ecause 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, roper Jeep taillights, nd 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.Recently installed tan seat covers anchor the nicely appointed interior. The same black paint used on the body covers every unfinished interior surface, ncluding the dash, nd the floors are covered in plush black carpets, hich make the Jeep feel luxurious even in its alfresco state. There's also a stock rear bench for a pair of friends, nd 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 4-speed manual transmission is managed by a Hurst T-handle shifter and both shifters have new boots. Back floor mats give the carpets a bit of protection from dirt and wear, nd while there's no top, he padded roll bar looks great and offers protection if worse comes to worst. AMC's reliable 304 cubic inch V8 is all about torque and virtually indestructible, nd driving through a 4-speed manual gearbox and a two-speed transfer case it will go just about anywhere. It's rare to see a V8 Jeep and it looks great under the hood with fresh engine enamel, new Holley 4-barrel carburetor, delbrock intake manifold and air cleaner, nd a throaty dual exhaust system that sounds pretty darned good. The brakes have been upgraded with a modern master cylinder. Of course, ith a body off restoration, he frame was totally accessible during the build, o it received new satin black paint, ndercoating for sound and debris protection, nd upgrades like a lift kit and new shocks. The exhaust system uses side pipes, o it has a rather un-traditional V8 rumble, nd despite the big tires and lift kit, t 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.Go ahead, ave some fun, his Jeep was built for it. Nicely rebuilt with lots of top-shelf gear, t represents perhaps the ultimate way to have fun on four wheels in the great outdoors. Call today!