This 1980 Jeep CJ5 is an extra-sharp looking 4x4 that makes for an excellent classic cruiser. And while the overall appearance may seem too pretty to get dirty, the upgraded small block V8 power is certainly ready to get you through any time you feel like getting into mischief.
All Jeeps are great outdoor machines, but you'll be taking this one out of the garage for a very different reason. The paint is a fresh update with a smooth shine and a terrific radiance. So you'll love .....
getting it out in the sunshine just to get the metallic to really pop. It brings an elevated sense of style to the classic smooth Jeep lines. There's also another secret here. The name Firethorn Red Metallic tells us it's a color borrowed from General Motors, and so it hints at what powers this CJ. And while the paint gives you style, the black elements highlight the substance. You see it in the upgraded tubular front bumper with brush guard, tubular side steps, flared fenders, and upgraded wheels with full-size spare on the rear. And when you have the full soft top and doors in place, all the black creates a well-coordinated two-tone.
The interior continues the feeling of a thoughtful mix of style and substance. The bold exterior red returns on the dash and roll bar, and it's joined by rugged black liner paint for the whole inner tub. There are convenient features like a cup holder center console, front shoulder seatbelts, and an AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth. There's even a bikini top for those times when you want to be open to the world while keeping the sunshine off your shoulders. Newer Bestop front seats, a grippy steering wheel, and a handy tach are all part of a commanding driving position.
The engine bay is tidy with plenty of bright matching GM red paint. That makes it easier to show off this upgrade powerhouse. This is the mighty Chevy 350 cubic-inch V8, and we all know how these love upgrades. That's why it already has an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, and Hedman headers feeding into the newer dual exhaust. So it gives you fun power now, and plenty of added potential if you ever want to make any further modifications. It's not meant to be a muscle car, instead, the V8 gives you a nice tune out of the exhaust, and the big torque that works with the four-wheel drive for a go-anywhere kind of feeling. Plus, the power steering, front disc brakes, and control of four-on-the-floor mean even urban/suburban outings are fun. As you look underneath, everything from the clean metal to the new poly body mounts and suspension pieces from Rough Country really shows the investment in total quality. So it's a confident drive no matter if you're having fun in town or fully embracing the 4x4 spirit.
The sale comes complete with build receipts and restoration photos. There's a lot of fun to be had when you have extra shine and extra power in a classic CJ5. Call today!!!