This 1978 Jeep CJ-5 two-door 4x4 sport-utility vehicle is underpinned by a lifted Rancho-equipped suspension and 33" BFGoodrich tires, drawing power from a 304ci V8 paired with a 3-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Features include a removable soft top and doors, auxiliary lighting, a winch, a full-size spare tire, and a tow receiver. Finished in red over a black vinyl interior with replacement Bestop bucket seats, this CJ-5 is now offered with build receipts, removed original parts, a Chilton service manual, an owner's manual, and a clear Idaho title in the seller's name.
Beginning in model year 1955, the Willys CJ-5 off-road vehicle was Kaiser-produced in both sport-utility and pickup form, but ownership later moved under American Motors in 1970. Two years later, a refresh brought about changes to the body and chassis including stretching of the wheelbase by 3” and fitting a new box frame. This CJ-5 is painted red with black accents for the fender flares and sideview mirrors, accompanied by a black full soft top and removable doors. Exterior treatment includes a tubular front bumper with a winch and a light bar, side-mounted nerf bars, and a full-size spare tire along with a jerry can mounted at the rear via a swing-away carrier. Headlights and taillights are upgraded to LED, and a tow receiver is equipped.
Machined aluminum Ultra 15” wheels are wrapped in newer 33” BFGoodrich mud-terrain tires. The suspension has been lifted and leverages Rancho shock absorbers.
The interior is fitted with Bestop high-back black vinyl bucket seats and replacement seatbelts with quick-release, followed by a matching bench at the far rear. A color-matched center console provides an armrest and storage, and flooring has been rhino-lined with protective rubber mats added. The audio system is a Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit with a dash-mounted speaker.