For Sale: 1977 Jeep CJ5 in Lithia Springs, Georgia

$19,995

Vehicle Description

There's no denying the fun and versatility that a Jeep CJ5 offers. This 1977 CJ5 Golden Eagle represents the best of the classic "old school" CJs, and combines the rugged good looks of the traditional off-roader with daily driver friendliness that includes a V8 powerplant, comfortable seats, and an effective stereo system.

You recognize them from a quarter-mile away with their cheerful round headlights and 7-slot grille, a look so iconic the latest Wranglers still wears a version of it. Jeepers wave to each other the way motorcyclists do, and as any of them will tell you, owning a CJ like this is a lifestyle, not mere transportation. Fortunately, this Golden Eagle is a limited edition that stands out with its color scheme. It's also a southern vehicle, so it's lived a gentle and charmed life in warm weather. The paint looks great with a shine that's just right; it looks great when you take it to work on sunny days, but on weekends you can still take it out and get it dirty without guilt because this Jeep was built to handle anything you throw at it. The Golden Eagle graphics pop to all that gaze upon them, and tie into the Jeep's distinctly American heritage. Is there any vehicle more patriotic than this? And if you do take it out in the brush, you'll appreciate the heavy-duty spare tire mount and matching fifth wheel assembly so you never have to limp it home.

Inside, the Jeep is basic, but that also means that it's virtually indestructible. Have some fun with the top and doors off and don't think twice about going off the beaten path, that's the name of the game. The seat covers are recent, so they fit well and are quite comfortable for a day of play, and the floor has been covered in fresh tan carpets that give it a surprisingly upscale vibe. The controls will look as familiar to your grandfather who fought in the Korean War as they do to you, with a big steering wheel, long-throw shifter, and gauges clustered in the center of the dash. There is also a modern AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo system, which powers a pair of Pioneer speakers perched on the tops of the rear fender wells. Fabric doors, side curtains, and a folding top provide the weather protection, but you'll probably spend more time out in the open or with just the bikini top on, which is really how the Jeep was designed to run.

Power comes from AMC's rugged and reliable 304 cubic inch V8, which makes this CJ5 a bit of a hot rod on the road and unbeatable on the trail. This one is beautifully detailed with finned valve covers and AMC Blue paint on the block, and it doesn't appear to have been in the mud or dirt. A 2-barrel carburetor helps with the horsepower production, but for the most part it's the same trail-rated machinery that has been doing the job for decades. The suspension is fortified with a lift kit and off-road shocks all around, and a set of long-tube headers and side pipes give it just the right grumble and may even free up a few horsepower. And while you're looking around, just note how truly clean this Jeep is underneath, with obvious signs of recent work in the axles and ultra-sanitary floors. That off-road-ready stance comes from a set of 32x11.5-15 BFG All-Terrain tires on flashy Mickey Thompson Classic aluminum wheels.

Tradition is alive and well for Jeep fans, and the Golden Eagle CJ5 holds a very special place in the off-roading hall of fame. Turn-key and ready to take on all-comers, this CJ won't last long. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-879133
  • Year:1977
  • Make:Jeep
  • Model:CJ5
  • Exterior Color:Burnt Orange
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:15552
  • Stock Number:3207-ATL
  • VIN:J7F83EH007021