Known popularly as the first ever mass-produced four-wheel drive vehicle, the CJ, short for 'civilian Jeep,' was introduced in 1945 and continued in production for a further 41 years. In 1954, the CJ-5 made its debut. One can argue that it was the most influential CJ of all time, as its success kept in production for three decades thereafter, even after new models were released. For those looking to own an iconic piece of 4WD history, congratulations, your time has come in the form of this beautiful 1976 Jeep CJ-5.
Significant changes to the CJ-5 were made in 1972 with the introduction of new engines by American Motors. The vehicle was increased in length and width and given a new box frame to improve its rigidity. This 1976 Jeep CJ-5 comes from an era where the CJ was at its best, and in its divine condition, it is a truly spectacular offering. This CJ-5 sits proudly in Honolulu Blue paint, a beautiful contrast to the white bumpers and roll cage. Close attention was granted towards the restoration of the interior of this vehicle; its body-colored dash hosts a few essential functionality-related switches along with a speedometer. The passenger side has a chrome-plated glove box, and the two front (and only) seats are tan, matching with the spare tire cover in the rear, giving this Jeep CJ-5 a truly retro feel. Additionally, the owner has fitted in a JVC stereo system that is Bluetooth and AUX compatible, so you always have the option of hooking up your phone to listen to some music.
The power plant of this 1976 Jeep CJ-5 is a 258ci I6, known to Jeep enthusiasts as the AMC I6. The engine uses a cast iron block and cylinder heads as well as overhead valves and, interestingly, hydraulic lifters. The 258ci engine power is rated at around 112hp and it produces around 210lb-ft of torque.
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