This 1978 Jeep CJ5 Renegade has a great-looking color combo inside
and out. It's part of a package that was made to keep you looking
good outdoors on a 4x4 that was made to get you deeper into
This Jeep reminds us of an appeal that comes from taking the time
to get a look just right. It starts with the paint. Red is a
confident color, and this has quality shine from later application
in life. It also makes for a good background for the strobe
Renegade decal graphics package. As the gray fades into black, it
also kicks off the rest of the coordinating dark side. This is
where you see some of the best off-road elements, like the strong
steel bumpers, guarded fog lights, fender flares, and rear bumper
with a trailer ball. And there's the right touch of brightwork
everywhere from the side mirrors to the ProComp-style wheels.
The same red and black theme continues inside, and so it's the kind
of Jeep that looks good open to the world. The other reason for the
appeal is that you can tell there has been a solid investment in
newer components. These pieces are about enhancing the Jeep
lifestyle, and not about getting too fancy to get on the trails.
For example, You have newer seat covers that look terrific, and
they are also made of a durable vinyl that's easy to hose off at
the end of a really fun day. There are nice extras, like integrated
cup holders in the newer dash, a padded roll bar, and speakers that
are just waiting for your favorite stereo. And it's done right for
the driver with a grippy sports steering wheel, tall floor shifter,
and an upgraded auxiliary gauge trio.
The 258 cubic inch inline-six is a hardy Jeep motor, and the engine
bay looks quite stock. So you have the right combo of sturdy
components and easy parts availability. It runs with the quality of
a well-respected powerhouse, and the four-speed manual transmission
gives you proper control over it all. The two-speed 4x4 transfer
case and deep tread on the Cooper Discovery tires make for a nice
off-road package. Plus, the power steering, power brakes, and front
discs make it easy to roll through town, too.
Bright, clean, and capable - this CJ5 really gets it right. And
that's why you need to call right now!