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1963 CJ-5 Colorado Springs, CO **SOLD**



“1963 Willys CJ5 Jeep
It has the rare Tuxedo Park package and the original Indian Ceramic paint with removable Meyers Hard top.
It has the mighty Hurricane 4 cylinder motor.
I purchased it from the original owner (a rancher in Gunnison) and she told me she was the only person who ever drove it.
It has less than 28,000 original miles and it runs great.
Everything works- heater, wipers, lights, gauges, has new tires.
The frame, body and suspension are solid as a rock.
Transmission and the 4 wheel drive transfer case work just right and it has Warn locking hubs.
This is a rare find that has not been messed up or molested.
I purchased it just to have a project to work on.
I cleaned it up and have done all the maintenance it needed with new hoses, fluids, tune up, brake lines, tires etc.
I am ready to move on to the next project so this one needs a new home.
Original Owner’s Manual and Service Manual and it even has the original Jack!
Tow bar and lights are included.
It has never been re-painted but a lot of value is now in the “rust-o-rod” look.
You can restore a car many times but they are only Original once.
Located in north end of Colo. Spgs..”








15 Comments on “1963 CJ-5 Colorado Springs, CO **SOLD**

  1. mike

    This is a MEYER CAB, Not a KOENIG. It would be a second series Meyer cab with the one piece roof panel. Earlier models of this style cab had a 2 piece roof. Based on this assessment, the Meyer top was added after 1963. I dig it when I can point this trivial stuff out. I’ve been saving it in my memory banks from the time I was a kid back in the 60’s; I knew some day it would come in handy.

    I just realized that the Tuxedo Model in 1963 had a column mounted 3 speed stick shift not a floor shift as pictured. What’s up with that? No Tuxedo emblems on the hood, maybe I’m “NIT PICKING” but if the asking price is six grand, I want the real thing, not a clone.

  2. mike

    Dave, it was a long time ago and my memory may be fading. But I do remember driving with my dad across the river To Mide Motors and sitting in a brand new 1963 Ceramic Color Tuxedo Park CJ5 with a column shift. It was one of those moments in time I’ll never forget; I had never seen one before. Again, this may have been a one off or special order or maybe, just Alzheimer’s.

    The first edition new style Meyer cabs were cool; The roof came in 2 sections packed in a cardboard box. One Friday night, the dealer in Paterson NJ (Scheuer Motors) forgot to take it in after it was delivered. As a teenager, I thought about “Boosting it” but decided it was impossible to do that riding a bicycle,

    The roof panel being 2 sections was easy to ship, but prone to leaks. Calking was used between the seam. After about 3 years, Meyer began making a 1 piece roof.
    Jeep stories from the past would be a great feature to add to Ewillys.

  3. mmdeilers Post author

    Could it have been that that the column shift was an option independent of the Tuxedo package?

    lol. I think a teenager riding down the street carrying a a huge cardboard box might just look suspicious 🙂

  4. mike

    I STAND CORRECTED; After scanning my memory banks, I realized that the column shift that I viewed in September- October 1963 was most likely a new model year introduction Mark IV Tuxedo Park model. According to the Standard Catalog of 4X4’s, 1964 was when the column shift was introduced on the Mark IV model. (page 393) This is a good book for basic reference on 4 wheel drive vehicles.

  5. Bill

    The floor shifter is correct for a ’63. No badges is also correct (they are on the IV’s). This one is cool… IC painted column, seat frames, and that white grill are all correct. Original upholstery too.

    Cool Jeep


  6. mmdeilers Post author

    Mike, that sounds like a useful book (just ordered it). It wasn’t one I had in my library. It sounds similar to my ‘Identifying’ jeep book that I’d like to publish. Jim Allen’s comment about the book gives me hope that there’s a use for a follow up version, but focused on jeeps and related ‘cousins’.

    – Dave

  7. Keith

    Very educational posts on MarkIII. I enjoyed them.
    I think the Ackerson book was one of the first I bought that created a dream that someday I would own one of each model produced. YEAH RIGHT! I learned pretty quick that would never happen.

    I eventually also learned that the Standard Catalogue of 4×4’s is sort of like the Sears Catalogue. It has a little information on a lot of things. Someone we both know contacted and met with Ackerson to try to buy his original data. Thee was none. It’s a great book but was written from published spec sheets not engineering records. Jim Allen’s publications required much more “in depth” research, we he continues today…

    As far as carrying a Jeep top on a bicycle, um, no.
    I bought a Meyer CJ7 top in Laramie Wyoming and had to strap it to the roof of a Ford Excursion to get it home.

  8. Blaine

    Mike. It’s not “a year later and it’s still for sale”. It was sold a year ago, cleaned up, checked and serviced and now again for sale by the new owner at a higher value because it is now clean and serviced.

  9. Mike

    Same pictures as a year ago, doesn’t look any better than a year ago, but OK, what do I know. Just a New Jersey guy with “Street Smarts.”

  10. Glen

    I like seeing the Indian ceramic paint. Dad’s 67 was Indian ceramic with V6 but not tuxedo park, always a good time

  11. Allen Fabre

    I bought this jeep about a month ago. I’ve had a few jeeps in my life and as far as being rust free and completely original it’s one of the best I’ve seen. I’m going to drive it like it is and at some point I will get it painted because things in Louisiana tend to rust pretty quickly. I did spray a clear coat over the body when I got it home which looks really good. it definitely has the old school patina look to it. It is very complete so if anyone need any measurements or photos please let me know.

  12. David Eilers

    Thanks for the update Allen. Thanks for your offer. You never know when someone needs those kinds of details. Enjoy your “new” jeep.

    – Dave

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