Jeep, originally a utility vehicle that played a pivotal role in the Allied victory, emerged as a symbol of resilience and limitless potential. The roots of the 1983 Jeep CJ-5 Std trace back to the aftermath of World War II. Inspired by the rugged conditions of war-torn landscapes, the M38A1's lineage directly influenced the creation of the CJ-5. With its distinct lack of doors and roof, the CJ-5 encapsulates the concept of open-bodied freedom. Under the guidance of Kaiser, the new corporate owner, CJ-5, underwent meticulous refinements. This stunning example of the 1983 Jeep CJ-5 we have here is an interesting case as the current owner believes its motor to be swapped.
Our subject 1983 Jeep CJ-5, commands attention with its red exterior while signifying a classic aesthetic. The vehicle is adorned with tasteful classic steel wheels, evoking a timeless charm. New Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, complete with a spare tire, have been installed recently, further boosting the vehicle's capabilities. The included bikini top complements its design while providing an option for protective covering. It also features a shackle reversal modification paired with a recent replacement of shocks that enhances its off-road capabilities. With the back seat removed, as per the current owner's report, the interior of this 1983 Jeep CJ-5 offers a versatile space. The iconic Jeep logo prominently displayed on the dashboard pays homage, while the central focal point features a large gauge flanked by two smaller ones. Metal storage compartments enhance practicality, and the inclusion of the Lecarra 3-spoke steering wheel adds a touch of classic refinement.
Powering the 1983 Jeep CJ-5 is a rebuilt 4.2L 6-cylinder engine that isn't its original motor as per the current owner. This powerplant is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission sending power to the wheels. The integration of Mopar electronic fuel injection (EFI) elevates fuel efficiency and throttle response as a Borla header contributes to exhaust efficiency and overall engine performance. Notably, the clutch was replaced by the previous owner, confirming the careful upkeep of this vehicle.
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