A military-style Jeep will make anyone take notice, so we know why
you're stopping to check out this 1968 Jeep CJ5. It's a tribute to
an M38A1 Army Jeep 4x4, and it's hard not to get excited about
driving the bedrock of freedom - especially when it's this
Camo matte green and a big star on the hood help to instantly
recognize this as a military-style machine. It even has the right
vintage details, like the two-piece windshield, tow ring, and
plenty of Army identifications done in white. So it just looks
ready to mount your shovel and jerrycan. But this tribute is based
on a later CJ5. We like that because you can still get the right
M38A1 style while also being able to get the right spares and
upgrades. You'll see this advantage throughout this machine
(especially the engine bay.) And one of the best CJ-style pieces
are the wheels and tires. The understated black setup doesn't
attract much attention, but this classic Jeep has a modern set of
off-road tires. That makes it a far more useful machine. And
overall, the fit, finish, and features prove the heart of this
one's appeal is all about being a 4x4 that's easy to have some
A military Jeep was quite basic inside, and that's part of the fun.
The steering wheel is thin/grippy steel, and you have the essential
gauges in the center. The whole idea is to be both robust and
foolproof. That's why the four-wheel-drive instructions have their
own decal on the dash. The rear seat is even done in classic-style
canvas covers. The front seats have been upgraded to newer CJ-style
units to give you better padding when you drive and seatbelts.
While the M38A1 was only available with the classic Hurricane
four-cylinder motor, the CJ5 has some more powerful options. One of
the most interesting ones was the Dauntless 225 cubic-inch motor.
This was actually a Buick V6 that AMC/Jeep bought to add more power
to their arsenal. This motor was so good GM bought it back and used
it for decades. There have been nice investments here, including
newer tune-up items like hoses, wires, and plugs. Plus, there's a
newer aluminum radiator. It's a healthy motor that loves to run,
and the three-speed manual transmission puts you in firm control of
all the action. Also, the two-speed 4x4 transfer case combines with
the short wheelbase and good ground clearance to deliver the
fundamental go-anywhere nature of a Jeep.
No matter if you want to use this for parades, ice cream runs, or
even genuine off-road driving, this is a tribute to a true American
hero that's ready for some fun. Call today!!!