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Lot 106¤
From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection
1978 JEEP CJ-5

Sold for US$ 15,400 inc. premium
From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection
1978 JEEP CJ-5

Chassis no. J8F83AH042831

304ci V8 Engine
Single Two-Barrel Carburetor
150bhp at 4,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
Front Disc Rear Drum Brakes

*Long term enthusiast ownership
* Great go anywhere vehicle
* Desirable upgrades
* Range topping engine
* Fun open motoring experience



THE JEEP CJ-5

In 1950, Willys obtained a United States Trademark for their Jeep. Since Willys created the Jeep, ownership of the brand, has passed from Willys-Overland, to Kaiser, to American Motors Corporation, and to the current owner, Chrysler Corporation.

The CJ-5 is a Jeep model that had the distinct honor of being produced by Willys, Kaiser, and AMC. The CJ-5 was introduced in 1954 and survived until 1984, making it one of the longest Jeep production runs to date. The CJ-5 was slightly larger than its predecessor, the CJ-3B and was based on the '51 M38A1. The CJ-5 was all new and brought with it improved brakes, suspension, seating, a new instrument panel, larger windshield, and a hand brake. The new CJ-5 also brought substantial structural improvements, coming in the form of a fully boxed crossmember for rigidity and flanged, overlapped sheet metal for increased strength.

Through its life, the CJ-5 was graced with number of different engines under the hood, including 4, 6, and 8 cylinder variants. The engines ranged from GM built units - to Perkins diesel's - to Jeeps very own power plants - including the range topping 304ci V8 producing 150bhp at 4,200rpm and a strong 245lb-ft of torque at 2,500rpm. Power was sent to all four wheels through the choice of 3 or 4 speed transmissions.

Few vehicles can match the tough and rugged off-road capabilities of the CJ Jeeps. The CJ models have played a major role in making Jeep one of the world's most recognizable automotive manufacturers. There are huge groups of Jeep enthusiasts that continue to cherish and love these vehicles. The Jeep CJ which through a series of evolutionary changes has become the Jeep Wrangler, continues to be one of the world's top selling 4x4's. It's a Jeep Thing.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The consignor took possession of this CJ-5 over a decade ago. With the intent of keeping the vehicle in the family for years to come, he treated it to an extensive restoration. During the restoration the 4X4 received new paint, a new interior, a new soft top, and an overhaul of the mechanics. After enjoying the restored CJ-5 in its stock form for a number of years, the owner decided that it was time to beef things up and began compiling an impressive list of modifications. The Jeep was properly lifted using rough country suspension systems components, while also receiving new, 33in mud country tires wrapped around black, American Racing wheels. Once the CJ was lifted it then received exhaust and intake snorkels, allowing it to pass through water depths as high as 4 – 5 feet. While out on adventures, in the rare event that this beast ever gets stuck, the heavy duty competition series T-MAX winch fitted to front bumper insures that you'll be making it home for dinner. During the upgrades the interior was not forgotten about and received a new, high powered stereo system including a marine grade interface.

Whether cruising down the highway, searching for the perfect stretch of beach, or tearing through the mud, this special CJ-5 will offer a truly unique motoring experience that few other vehicles can.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that in 1977 the Company who owned the Jeep trademark was American Motor Company (A.M.C.), and this car is titled as an American.
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