For Sale: 1981 Jeep CJ5 in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

This 1981 Jeep CJ5 has the right look and feel of a true go-anywhere machine. So while you like the classic style and value price, it's really all the useful features that make this one irresistible.


The Steel Grey Metallic looks like a modern color, but it's actually factory-correct for this Jeep. So it's quite cool to be vintage and modern all in the first glance. What we also like is the way this is finished. It's far from perfect, but for true Jeep fans that makes it ideal. The color almost appears like bare metal, and so the panels get real protection but some people will think it has a naked ruggedness. And you certainly won't be worried about having fun in this 4x4, which is the true point of owning a CJ. In fact, they maximized the utility with upgrades like the Renegade fender flares, Diamond plate side steps, diamond plate rear bumper, tubular front bumper, a full-size spare, and a winch up front.


The interior is built for a proper outdoor Jeep lifestyle. This includes durable vinyl on the seats and a roll bar color-matched to the exterior. There are some classic and robust amenities like the AM/FM/cassette radio, a carpeted rear, cup holders, and a cooler doubling as your center console. The value piece on this CJ leaves room in your budget for upgrading, but really, this one already gives the right classic Jeep vibe. The grippy steering wheel, tall shifter, and classic gauges give the right robust 4x4 feel.


Under the hood is the 151 cubic-inch four-cylinder motor. Jeep/AMC borrowed this from GM, and it has quite a robust reputation. There are even nice additions, like the Weber carburetor with electric choke, and Hedman header feeding the exhaust and Flowmaster muffler. The four-speed manual transmission with upgraded hydraulic clutch gives you proper control, and the front disc brakes upgrade the stopping power. Plus, the two-speed 4x4 transfer case and robust axles ensure you have a true off-roader.


This CJ5 is the kind of classic SUV you don't really see anymore, but what you've always been looking for. After all, you get a value price and true usefulness. So when you need a real 4x4 that knows how to be great for work or play, you know you want this Jeep. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Jeep CJ5
  • Listing ID: CC-1629291
  • Price: $15,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:CJ5
  • Exterior Color:Steel Grey Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:89139
  • Stock Number:5726-DFW
  • VIN:1JCBM85A3BT043437
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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