1971 Jeep CJ5 Dauntless V6 Renegade II Restored & Upgraded

Price: - Item location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Trim: CJ5
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 2,000
  • VIN: 8305037371017
  • Color: Grey
  • Engine size: V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Jeep CJ CJ5

So after years and countless hours...I am putting my rare vintage jeep on the market. This jeep is a 1971 Jeep CJ5 Renegade II. Only 600 of them were made. It has a highly desirable drivetrain in it and is an absolute blast to drive. I purchased it back in 2010 from a gentleman in Hot Springs Arkansas. He gave me all the documentation for all the things he did to it and some from the owner in 2002. Lots of upgraded and new parts have been added to it since then. It's mechanically sound and very reliable. It turns heads everywhere it goes.

If you are looking at old jeeps like this (66-86) you need to be aware of some things. Most people will throw some paint, fresh fluids and tires on these old jeeps and tell them they are rebuilt. A lot of time was spent on making this jeep safe to drive on the road and to be reliable. It has never been off-road since being rebuilt. This is not your standard CJ5 and it has lots of history that comes with it. Being very rare, it certainly is a conversation piece to everyone that asks about it. This jeep drives better than any other CJ5s on the road. It stops when you want it to stop, it stays straight on the road at any speed with no wobble, and it's easy to steer. You wont find that on any vintage jeep. It was built to drive safely on the street mainly and to kick butt off road if it needed to but never did. Every Piece of rubber on it was replaced with new. Every Copper Wire was removed and replace with new. Every seal, gasket, and anything else that did or could have deteriorated was replaced or upgraded. All the drivetrain parts were rebuilt and/or upgraded. My intentions were to keep this Jeep for over 30+ years so that's why I did all that work to it. So with that in mind please be aware of the "little things" that need to be done to a vintage vehicle when you're in the market for one. Those little things add up to a large number. This Jeep is a prime example of how to do things the right way so it will last for decades....while saving thousands of dollars in labor/blood/sweat and tears...

That all being said, This is not a fully restored vehicle so don't expect it to be perfect. Its 46 years old! It does have some minor cosmetic flaws to it. If I were to keep it I possibly would fix the little issues it has.... however.... When you build up a vintage car, Paint should be the last thing to do. In this case...that's exactly it. The only thing that needs to be done is paint it. It does have a very nice shiny grey paint job but its an old paint job(2002) and is not "showroom" perfect. It looks great as its sits and people always complement on its condition. Believe it or not, people actually respect it more because of its little flaws and it certainly doesn't make you look like a trust fund baby winner while driving it. This Jeep is a working mans car. Not a "I'm swimming in money and own many pristine vintage vehicles with leather bound documentation on each one of them" kind of car. This is the real deal and a one-of-a-kind vehicle. I hate to see it go but life's priorities tend to change every decade or so. I do have the all the "regular folks" receipts for everything that was done under my watch.

Also be aware that I am not in a hurry to sell this Jeep. I will not accept low ball, tire kicker offers on it. My price is the price...unless you want to trade for a brand new ZO6 corvette....then I'm game. The person that buys this will understand how much time and money it takes to get one of these Jeeps at this level. This jeep has been cared for meticulously and needs to go to a buyer that understands and respects that. I actually added up all the parts and time of all three of the owners (including myself) had in this Jeep and it equals over $40,000.00. I know that you can buy jeeps online cheap...but you will end up spending more fixing those than on this one. If you are one of those people that want a money pit project than this is not the jeep for you and I wish you the best of luck.... However....if you want a jeep that will last a lifetime that you can pass down to your children....then this is the investment for you.

Please check out the parts/history description below.

1971 Jeep CJ5 Dauntless 225 3.7L V6 Renegade II!!!!

Fun Facts and Specs about this Rare Jeep

Only 600 were made as a renegade II

Very rare and highly desirable!

Best engine jeep ever installed in their vehicles!

4x4 drivetrain is offset to the passenger side, Great for Off-Road excursions!

High Torque Engine

90 pound flywheel, hard to stall out

This Jeep is Originally from California

Its 5 inches shorter than a 1972 and up(AMC built) CJ5 due to the compact engine

Original Steel Body and is in great shape, no cheap steel aftermarket parts are on it.

T14 3 Speed manual transmission

Dana/Spicer 18 Twin Stick Transfer case(4wd/2wd and High/low) Highly desirable

Never been Off road Since Rebuilt in 2010

Doesn't wobble on the highway or at any speed!!!!!

Top Speed is 58 MPH with the installed 3:73 gears

Stops Great due to front disc brakes!!!!!

Even a big guy can drive it!!!

VERY Strong Clutch(2009)

A blast to drive

Original Buick Dauntless Odd Fire V6!!!!

Original PTO system

Drop Down Tail Gate is fully functioning

NO Back Seat

Lap Belt Seat Belts

Storage compartment under passenger seat

Was originally green

Made by Kaiser Jeep NOT AMC. The Real McCoy!!!!

Have original air filter housing that goes with it

1700 miles since its rebuild, LOW MILES

You can let go of the wheel on the HWY and the jeep stays straight on the road!!!

Owner/Parts/Upgrade/Replacement History

2002 (Oklahoma Owner)

Complete paint

Line-X Bedliner sprayed in the tub

Undercoating of the undercarriage and wheel wells

2009 (Hot Springs Arkansas Owner)

Complete engine rebuild

Engine Headers installed

Carburetor Rebuilt

New heater core and blower motor

Brake switch and toggle switches

New Belts

Repaired floor pans

Repaired Headlight Retainers

New turn signal flashers

Replaced various Odds & ends(I have original receipts explaining what those were)

Bench Seat installed

New Brake Master cylinder

Water Pump


Ignition wires

Side Exit Exhaust system with new mufflers and tips

2010 all new parts installed and/or upgraded(Current Little Rock Owner)

Upgraded to Electronic ignition to replace old points system

NEW tilt steering column and steering wheel

NEW steering joint box

NEW slip/collapsible shaft

NEW Floor plate

NEW Pedal pads

NEW Lug nuts and valve stems

NEW Gas tank and relocated from under the seat to the back with skid plate

NEW Fuel Sending unit

5 brand new Pro Comp 33X12.50X15 mud tires with less than 1500 miles on them

Open Wheel Caps for new wheels

New Frame Brackets

NEW Turn Signal Adapter

NEW Side mirrors

New Rear Wheel Spacers(upgraded front axle was a little wider than the rear)

NEW Speedo cable and Custom speed calibration adapter

Warrior Products Diamond Plate corners

Warrior Products Side Rocker Panels(tapered)

Upgraded Tail lights

Chrome Bezels for headlights

Skyjacker 4" Lift, Soft Ride

Front Shackle Reversal Kit with New shackles

Skyjacker shocks

Upgraded Chain Driven Clutch system to replace wire system

ALL Body Bushings all replaced

Upgraded Gas pedal mounted to floor

NEW 15X8 Pacer Classic Wheels

NEW Winch Plate for the front bumper

Warn Swing Tire carrier and bumper with added supports

Transfer case gasket kit

3.73 Gears installed front and rear

Drop Pitman Arm for steering

Transfer case lowering kit to eliminate any vibrations

Differential Vent Hoses

K&N Breathers

Warn Front Bumper with Tow Eyes

Completely Rebuilt Dana 30 w/ Disc Brake Conversion in front

Completely Rebuilt Dana 44 in rear

TrueTrac Limited slip differential in rear, Replaced the Open Diff

Master cylinder and brake booster upgraded for disc brakes

New Fuel Lines

NEW Yoke for Rear Pinion Gear

Custom Front and rear drive shafts

New Brake calipers

NEW Stainless Steel Brake Lines

NEW Tie Rods

Complete Wiring harness install including Dash, Front to back!

New Gauge Lights

NEW K&N Air Filter

NEW Black Fender Flares

Rebuilt Transfer case

New diamond plate dash and gauges

NEW Battery Box

Upgraded Aluminum plate to cover old gas tank filler

NEW Idler Shaft

NEW Choke cable

Upgraded Line Lock Electric Parking Brake

NEW Shifter boots on all 3 shift levers

2 KC lights on front bumper

NEW Spark Plugs

NEW Oil Pan Gasket

NEW Radiator Hoses

NEW Optima Battery

New distributor

Rebuilt Oil Pump

New Timing Cover

Upgraded Circulating Gas tank hose

NEW Electric Cooling fan

New toggle switches for reverse lights

Upgraded Oil Pump Shim Kit installed

NEW Offenhauser Billet aluminum valve covers

Rebuilt Starter installed

MSD Ignition Coil

Custom X pattern FULL Roll Cage with grab handles, Powder coated Black

New Soft Top

New Mounted Toolbox for rear storage

Upgraded Master Battery Disconnect Switch under drivers seat

Spark Plug Wire Separators

NEW Fuel Filter

NEW Fuel Pump

NEW Skyjacker Steering stabilizer

Custom Diamond Plate Door Sill Protectors

4 speaker audio system with new Radio

Passenger side stainless steel dash grab handle

Bikini Top

Upgraded Half Doors that work with the Best Top Cover

Polished Front Turn Signal Bezels

NEW Windshield Wiper Lines

NEW Rear View Mirror

NEW Rear Shackles

New Glove Box

Has Center Cup Holder in between seat

NEW Saginaw Steering Box

NEW High/Low beam switch

Upgraded Radiator OverFlow Tank

New Oil Pump Gear

Rebuilt Radiator Core. Still has original tanks(top and bottom)

Upgraded Battery Power Terminal Block

New Bump Stops

NEW Superwinch Locking hubs

Locking Gas Cap

NEW hood latches, Hinges and tie offs

Cosmetic issues and Quirks

Windshield Frame has some holes in it from previous owners

Drivers Side front fender is cracked (didn't want to buy an aftermarket fender for it)

Paint Job is not fresh(2002) Except the hood, had that blended to match.

Some Patina/Grandpaw rust on some bolts but its minimal. Still looks sexy though

Reverse lights are on a toggle switch on the dash, personal preference for me so I could turn them on whenever I needed additional light in the back for a tailgate party or something....or to freak people out at the drive thru....Its seriously awesome.

First Gear is not synchronized with 2nd and 3rd. You ALMOST have to come to a complete stop to shift into 1st. That's how they did it in the 70s. Bless their heart.

Any questions please send me a message.

Serious buyers only. This vehicle is being sold AS-IS with no warranty. Purchaser can view and test drive this vehicle at owners location with approval.

Auction winner is required to send a $750.00 deposit immediately after the auction ends.

The remaining balance is due in CASH before picking up the vehicle.

Winning bidder will get a full overview and instruction from seller upon arrival.

Seller will provide a free Sonic Drive in ride down the street if requested.

Item is located in Arkansas...the place where we build stuff...the right way....

Shipping is negotiable for this item but additional expenses will have to be discussed. Apply within for details....$4AMILE