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 affordable.
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 off-road fun.
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!!!