1976 Jeep CJ5 – By the late sixties, consumer interest in off-road activities had grown in leaps and bounds, with the Kaiser-Willys Jeep leading the way. Four-wheel drive vehicles were more popular than ever. It was at this time that newly-founded American Motors Corporation was looking to expand their product line. By the late sixties, consumer interest in off-road activities had grown in leaps and bounds, with the Kaiser-Willys Jeep leading the way. Four-wheel drive vehicles were more popular than ever. It was at this time that newly-founded American Motors Corporation was looking to expand their product line. Courtesy lights, day/night mirror, and a new steering wheel appeared in 1976. This year also saw an energy-absorbing steering column which featured an anti-theft steering lock. Rocker panel moldings between the front and rear wheels were new. Safety concerns brought about larger combination backup/tail-lamps. Also in 1976, the body tub and frame were modified slightly from earlier versions. The windshield frame also changed, making tops from 1955-1975 CJ models different from 1976-1983 CJ models. The new windshield used screw-type hold-downs.
Unless you live in an underground bunker, you’ve probably watched the classic SUV market appreciate rapidly over the last few years! If you think you can still get an cheap deal on an early Bronco, Blazer, Defender, or Scout …. sorry, that ship has sailed. For apprx 1/2 of what any decent example of the fore-mentioned examples sell for, you can own this exceptional CJ5! As you can see in the photos, this is a fresh build and it has all the right components for major curb appeal. This Jeep had seen only 150 miles of asphalt when we purchased it in AZ and we tacked on apprx 50 more miles ourselves. It drives great and everything works like it should. In addition to great looks and all the extras you can see in the pictures, the builder added a very unique push button start for added ease and security. A complete list of features and options includes; Original 304 V8 (150hp), Doug Thorley Headers, Champion Aluminum Radiator, Electric Fan, 3 Speed Manual, 4×4, Lift, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Hard/Soft Doors, Soft Top, Bikini Top, Rugged Ridge Black Vinyl Buckets, Grant Steering Wheel, SunPro Tach, Tilt Steering, Center Console Storage, Rubber Floormats, Pioneer AM/FM/CD Stereo, EAG Bumpers, Factor 55 (XD9000i) Winch, Hi-Lift Jack, Nerf Bars, Tow Package, Extensive LED Lights, 17″ Pro-Comp Wheels, and New Repulsor M/T 33×12.5 R17LT Tires. We are aware that thousands of Jeeps were built and there are lesser CJ5s for less money. But, we search, research, and inspect classic cars daily. We can assure you that this is one of the nicest CJ5s you will find and for only $22k, this silver CJ blows the competition away!