1978 JEEP CJ 5
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1978
Engine Size : 350 V8
Mileage (miles / km) : 1414
Colour : Orange
Interior : Tan
LHD
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
Body Off Restored Jeep CJ-5 350 V8 4 Speed Manual PS 4 Wheel Drive Roll-bar
 

The beneficiary of a ground-up restoration that was completed in 2001
House Of Kolor Tangerine Pearl paint / Tan Bestop Supertop top
Power steering
Sale includes restoration photos and restoration receipts

350 cubic inch GM crate engine
15-inch Mickey Thompson wheels / 35×12.50R15 BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires
Power front disc and rear drum brakes

4-speed manual transmission
Modern audio
AMC Model 20 rear axle

SUMMARY

The beneficiary of a ground-up restoration that was completed in 2001
350 cubic inch GM crate engine
4-speed manual transmission
House Of Kolor Tangerine Pearl paint / Tan Bestop Supertop top
15-inch Mickey Thompson wheels / 35×12.50R15 BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires
Modern audio
Power steering
Power front disc and rear drum brakes
AMC Model 20 rear axle
Sale includes restoration photos and restoration receipts

Sometimes an item is so good that its trademarked name becomes a generic term for an entire category of products. Many of us say Kleenex instead of tissue, Xerox instead of copy, or Band-Aid instead of bandage, despite knowing the proper term. The off-roading world finds one more example in the storied Jeep. To many, the word Jeep defines an array of capable, feel-good fun machines that can be found in all the places we’d rather be, from the mountains and the woods to the beaches and the dunes. And classics like this killer CJ-5 are an excellent reminder why!

BODY

Nearly every iconic Jeep has a following, but the legendary CJ is arguably the most sought after 4×4 of all time. Introduced in 1954 as a more civilian-friendly unit, the CJ-5 was billed as “the universal Jeep” that could serve as “the world’s most useful vehicle”. This ’78 model wraps all that worldly swagger in an eye-popping coat of House Of Kolor Tangerine Pearl 2-stage that was sprayed during a 2001 restoration. At the front of that pigment, a polished bumper centers a polished push bar and color-keyed KC driving lights in front of a polished grille, clear parking lamps and a Delta H4 headlights. Behind those torches, a chrome-trimmed hood leads the eye to a folding windshield that’s propped between polished wipers, a frenched antenna and polished mirrors. Those mirrors reflect CARR steps, monochromatic flares, removable doors and tight Bestop Supertop canvas that frames a body-matched roll cage. And behind that cage, blue dot taillights illuminate a polished fuel filler, a second polished bumper and a polished Mickey Thompson wheel that’s fitted with a 33×12.50R15 BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain spare.

ENGINE

Hoist this Jeep’s hood and you’ll find 350 cubic inches of well-dressed GM crate motor. At the top of that mill, a big K&N air filter funnels oxygen through a coated Edelbrock carburetor to a lightweight Weiand intake. That intake feeds a black block, which spins a Comp hydraulic flat-tappet cam beneath cast iron heads, polished Edelbrock valve covers and polished breathers. Beneath those breathers, loomed Moroso Ultra 40 Race Wires, snapped to a quality HEI distributor, trace short Hedman Hedders. At the front of those tubes, billet pulleys spin an aluminum water pump between a polished alternator, modern power steering and a coated fuel pump. And in front of those ancillaries, a big Be Cool radiator keeps an eye on temps.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Crawling under this rig reveals a sturdy chassis that, given the age of this CJ’s restoration, appears surprisingly weather-free. Power meets the pavement through a reliable 4-speed transmission, which rides between a correct transfer case and chrome-capped axles — the biggest of which is a correct AMC Model 20. That drivetrain rolls on a factory frame that’s stretched over factory springs and heavy-duty shocks. That frame is guided by power-assisted steering, and stopped by power-assisted disc and drum brakes. Exhaust flows from aluminized pipes to throaty turbo mufflers. And at the corners of the floor, polished Mickey Thompson wheels twist a quartet of 35×12.50R15 BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/As around quality Warn hubs.

INTERIOR

Inside this classic you’ll find an airy cockpit that has enough room to be your vehicle of choice for any weekend adventure. Front and center, vinyl bench and bucket seats provide enough comfort for four adults. Beneath those seats, clean carpet floats Jeep-themed mats under metal foot pedals, polished Hurst shifters and big Bostwick speakers. Those speakers thump thanks to an MP3-compatible Kenwood CD player that, along with the ute’s ignition switch, lives in a lockable metal console. And in front of the driver, a polished steering wheel laps a polished, tilting column, which reflects a padded dash that’s finished with crisp digital telemetry.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

Restoration photos
Restoration receipts

This Jeep started life as a truck that was tougher than most and ended up a show-stopping stunner that’s now nicer than most. If you’re ready to enjoy a serious ute with serious chops, don’t miss the chance to claim this awesome CJ-5!