For Sale: 1979 Jeep CJ5 in Palmetto, Florida

Vehicle Description

Please visit for additional photos, information and a video.. This vehicle is available for viewing by appointment only. Please call us to schedule an appointment. Frame-off Jeep CJ5 restorations have become a favorite of ours. This one further backs our reasoning for that with ACTUAL mileage stated on the title.This Jeep has been in the same Florida family since new!

This 1979 AMC Jeep CJ5 Renegade was built to be driven and is ready for a new home. Finished as it came from the factory, the black exterior pays homage to the NOS (New-Old Stock) Renegade decals. The rebuild started with a new frame from Throttle Down Kustoms which is stronger and more rigid than the factory frame. Commending the strength of the frame are Old Man Emu YJ springs that give a softer ride on the pavement and great off-road capability. Sitting on a nice set of white wagon-wheels, the BF Goodrich tires roll down the pavement or through the trails. Power brakes slow down the frame and fiberglass with optional "Big Brakes from 1978" which are also backed with new brake lines and hoses including proportioning valve, master cylinder, rear wheel cylinder, rear drums and hardware, front calipers and rotors as well as new parking brake cables.

Power is derived from, "The best motor Jeep ever made," a 4.2L Inline-6 with an original 81K miles mated to a 3-speed transmission with a 2-speed Hi-Lo transfer case with locking hubs. New clutch, new pressure plate, and all new linkage further back-up the reliability of this duo. Modern fuel injection and HEI from Performance Fuel Injection Systems feed this CJ5 the air and gas it needs while pumping it from the new fuel tank through the correct gas lines, return lines, and vent lines.

Continuing the restoration is a modern wiring harness from Centech which gives the energy needed for the new alternator, new start, and new battery. Also new is the power steering assembly consisting of the steering box, steering pump, steering shaft, and the hoses. Wrapping up the mechanics of this restoration are a new radiator, water pump, heater core, and all hoses and accompanying hardware.

Inside this Levis edition CJ5 is the denim-style seats matched by a Levis Spiced top from BestTop. The windows and doors have never been used and only put on for the pictures. Fiberglass body, hood, and fenders ensure rust will not be a cause for concern ever again. The roll-bar and seat belts are connected to the frame. Many spare parts can come along with the sale including new one-piece rear axles which have not been installed.

This vehicle is eligible for an Extended Service Contract through Classic Vehicle Protection. Please visit for more information. This vehicle is available to view by appointment only. Please call the office to make an appointment. For additional information on this and our other classic and collectible cars for sale, please visit For assistance, please call the office at 941-845-4461, text our cell phones at 813-358-8830, or email us at [email protected] If you are unable to come view the vehicle for yourself, we highly recommend you send in a third-party inspector on your behalf. We are located between Tampa and Sarasota. We are 90 minutes from Orlando and Fort Myers. *Potential purchaser understands it is their responsibility to verify condition and accuracy of information when purchasing from Survivor Classic Cars. It is the sole responsibility of the potential purchaser to inspect the vehicle, or have a third-party inspection performed on the vehicle before purchasing. The potential purchaser is relying solely on their own knowledge and judgment about any vehicle purchased.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Jeep CJ5
  • Listing ID: CC-1674053
  • Price: $22,995
  • Location:Palmetto, Florida
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:CJ5
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:81266
  • Stock Number:0560-TAMPA
  • VIN:J9F83AC000503
Listed By:
Survivor Classic Car Services, LLC
2221 South Dock St.
Palmetto, FL 34221

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