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1974 CJ-5 Avondale, AZ eBay


This is not a Super Jeep, but does have the graphics package.

“Up for auction is a 1974 Jeep CJ5. It is powered by an AMC 304 V8 which we believe is the original engine which may make this Jeep a factory Renegade package. It is a three speed manual transmission we believe the axels to be Dana 44’s front and rear. According to our calculations the axle gearing is 4.27:1,

The Jeep runs and drives well and the 4×4 works well. It has manual lock out hubs, and has a manual choke so it starts and runs well when cold. The engine has been upgraded with an Edelbrock aluminum intake, fendewell exit headers than go to medium loudness mufflers, the Jeep sounds throaty but is not overly loud. The Jeep has been in Arizona its entire life, but does have dents and dings all over the body.

There is no rust but there are dents etc. I would call the Jeep a “five to ten footer” meaning that if you are 5 or 10 feet away it looks like a new Jeep, when you get up to it you notice the dents and dings but hey its almost 40 years old and these werent built to be show cars, but it is rust free. It has been repainted an industrial gloss white and has custom Super Jeep package graphics on the body tub.

The body tub is 1976 and was swapped on many years ago. The Jeep has brand new black low back vinyl bucket seats, new seat frames, and a new factory rear seat from Rugged Ridge. The Jeep has 4″ of total lift comprising of 2″ lift Rancho springs front and rear and 2″ lift Performance Accessories shackles. The tires are new 33×10.50×15 BFG KM2s and the wheels are vintage restored American Racing turbines that have been restored to brand new condition. The wheels and tires were installed in the spring of 2011 and have less than 200 miles on them.

The Jeep belonged to my brother in law who was killed in an accident at work, and he performed all of the work and restoration from approx 2009 to 2011, we got it in the spring of 2011. We have kept it in storage and drive it occaisionally when the weather is nice, but honestly have only put maybe 100 to 150 miles on it over the last year and half, mainly a Sunday cruise when the weather is nice etc. We have decided that it might be time to pass it on to someone else to enjoy, this Jeep turns every head that passes by, and it just needs a few minor details to be perfect in our opinion, but it is ready to enjoy as it is now. Clear Arizona title in hand, the Jeep is located in Avondale, AZ. ”

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1962 CJ-5 Schuylkill County, PA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was priced at $3500.

This has a rear PTO and looks very solid.

“Easily restoreable jeep, runs, no visible rust.Sweet! PTO and hydraulic mount for snow plow. 3 speed tranny, original 4 cylinder engine. Good seats, used tires. Needs brakes.”

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1956 CJ-5 Idaho $7500


This has an unusual paint job.  Looks like a nice jeep.

“’56 Willys Jeep
* $9000 in restoration and updates with receipts
* Has been in storage since 06.
* Stock 4cylender hurricane engine
* Stock transition and running gear all updated
* Too much to list.
* Working tailgate
* Dual function windshield (it folds down with frame, and in upright position it goes up; very rare!)
* Serious inquires only please.
* $7500 (partial trade may be considered guns, ammo, survival gear, pickup camper)
(509) 671-6424 call or text”


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1957 CJ-5 Bolton Landing, NY *SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000

Mark just posted this at SellaJeep.com

1957 Jeep Willys CJ5, frame off restoration, heat, 2 tops plus a winter cover, everything works, real clean, and fun to drive.
Price: $10,000″


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1955 CJ-5 Vancouver, WA $6500


Steve is selling his CJ-5 and provides a good description.

Mostly “ORIGINAL” 1955 Willys CJ5 (civilian jeep-5)

Nearing 60 years old without any rust. NEVER HAS! I can prove it. You will be the 4th owner of this mechanically sound classic antique Jeep.

Rebuilt original Hurricane 4 cylinder F head motor
New fuel pump
New ‘off the shelf’ factory original carburetor
Rebuilt factory original generator
New starter
Completely re-wired with 6 volt original era cotton wrapped wiring
New electrical regulator
Custom extended skid plate to protect E-brake drum
Newer tires
Original era wheels
Newer springs
New motor mounts
New body to frame PADS (I missed one, but I have the pad)
Newer exhaust
New brakes
New master brake cylinder
New U-joints
New gas tank (original metal style)
Re-upholstered original seat frames
Original gear shift knobs
Original mirror on driver’s side
Original Willys stamped tailgate
Original era tailgate chains
New oil sending unit (low oil light)
New battery ‘cable’ terminals
Newer battery
New E-brake cable
The tub, fuel tank, floors & tool box (under the passenger seat) have Line-X coating.
Screws, bolts, nuts, and washers visible on exterior and inside the cab are stainless.

Everything works like new. Just warm it up and go!

Original ‘new off the shelf’ turn signal indicator
Defrost via vent hose to heater
Vacuum style window wipers
New fuel sending unit (fuel gage)
New thermostat (engine temp gauge)
Headlights “on” indicator
High beams “on” indicator
Amp light
Speedometer light
Odometer re-cabled
New emergency brake pads
New ‘original’ “road-runner” sounding horn
Original battery stand (not rusted or corroded)
Custom gerry can strap simulates original era
Original ‘chrome’ (not pitted) E-brake handle
PTO (power take off) winch valued at $1,000.00

No missing ‘original’ or ‘original style’ parts…even the original chrome glove box button.

No rust!

Tow bar
Tow lights
Roll bar
Soft top & doors
Spare tires

Problems: Body has a few character dents (was fun, kinda regretting it now), Jeep could use paint, E-brake not holding.

Receipts are available….So why put money into an antique fixer-upper when it’s mostly done? A fixer-upper eventually cost way, way more than this Jeep.

Call me at 360-903-8969″

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1963 CJ-5 Tacoma, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: .

This is an unusual CJ-5 build.

“ground up restoration every thing is new or rebuilt. All original. 360-280-6818


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1967 CJ-5 Allenwood, NJ $12,500


The body looks great, but there is some wear and tear on the inside.



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1957 CJ-5 Hesperia, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(08/15/2012) Here’s an unusual CJ-5.  It appears to have been modified by the same people/person who created these other modified jeeps, an observation I’m basing on the top.  Given the jeep is from Hesperia, there’s a very good change it is the same group.  Note that the jeep was stored for more than three decades.

“Here’s my 1957 jeep, it was stored from around the late 70’s till 2010, still has the original california black plate, runs and drives great!!

paint, interior, and engine change where done around 1960, was owned and customized by a california car customizer in the fresno area

engine is a all stock 1960 283, has the original 4bbl carb, power pack heads, generator with power steering drive, runs perfect, very nicely installed, looks factory

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1963 CJ-5 Spring Hill, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was priced at $7500.**SOLD**

This looks nice.  Shouldn’t this also have a Tuxedo Park plates on the hood?

“1963 Jeep CJ-5 Tuxedo Park Trim Package in rare Indian Ceramic Paint. This jeep is in very good shape for its age. Spent most of its life in California where is was in storage for 30+ years. Original engine was rebuilt in 2007 and original body was painted in 2008. Very low mileage(45k) vehicle with its rare Ramsey Winch & original Indian Ceramic Steering wheel, shifter and seats. Recently put in a new fuel tank, fuel pump and filter from Kaiser Willys. Please email with any questions. Price is $7500 obo. Thank you for looking.”

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1957 CJ-5 Rome, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

(05/08/2012) This nicely stock jeep includes a rear PTO with a winch.  It has an older top that looks in good shape.  I’m pretty sure that isn’t factory shag carpet though ….

“1957 JEEP CJ-5 Willys….. 4×4 … lock out hubs…. 4 cylinder….3 speed … freshly rebuilt engine…. new master cylinder, new rear wheel cylinders, new brake lines…
factory PTO and rear winch…

Full black soft top …. rear seat….. $5,500..”

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1971 CJ-5 Fletcher, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s a nicely stock CJ-5.  I haven’t seen a chrome rim around the spare tire like this one has.  Was that an option?

“971 Jeep CJ-5, 37,726 original miles
(not a rebuild, this is ORIGINAL)

Original Buick V6 engine
Two tops (full soft top & bikini top)
Locking Axles (2 wheel to 4 wheel)
Great solid vehicle. Runs extremely well. This is not a show vehicle but not far off. Color is forest green. Interior is forest green and black. They don’t make em like this anymore and this one is as un-touched as they get. Once its gone there may never be another. Any reasonable offer will be considered. If you have questions, or wish to make an offer, please call (828) 712-6681. Ask for details.”

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1960 CJ-5 Minnetrista, MN eBay


Buz spotted this one.  It is a no-reserve auction on a beautiful, stock CJ-5.  You’ll want to look at the pics of this one.  Compare the picture of it to the brochure below in the next post, too.

“Selling for my computer inept friend.  This 1960 Willys Jeep CJ5 is in Beautiful Original Condition, probably the nicest original CJ5 in existence.  Totally Original Paint, Upholstery, Engine, Miles, Everything is ORIGINAL. 21055 miles. Clear Title.  Original Spare Tire is not shown in the pictures but is included in the sale.  The tires are believed to be the originals and are in good shape with normal wear and no weather checking.  The Jeep has been stored in a carefully climate controlled building and has seen just enough use in the last many years to keep everything functional and working well.  The Jeep starts easily, runs perfectly, goes down the road as it should, and it needs nothing.  The Hardtop appears to have never been removed since new.  All fluids are fresh and the battery is new.  Look closely at the pictures, they tell the story about this vehicle better than words, more detailed pictures are available if you request them via email.  The Jeep shows very minimal use and wear with no damage or repairs.  All sheet metal is in oustanding condition and the only corrosion is very minimal, located near the tailights on both sides, the pictures show this clearly. Floor pans, fenders, quarter panels hood, undercarriage, were undercoated early in this CJ’s life and have been remarkably preserved.  There are no hidden problems, repairs, or any funny business … This jeep is the real thing, a near museum quality original, unmolested survivor.”

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1959 CJ-5 Ypsilanti, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

Mark just listed this over at sellajeep.com.

“1959 CJ-5 with a 327 Corvette engine from 1962. It has new tie rods, all new electrical, new front and rear seals on the engine, 3″ lift and newer tires. The body is in excellent condition and has no rust. The transmission does need some work.”


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1955 CJ-5 Arvada, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

“Kaiser Willys 1955 CJ5. First year of the civilian CJ5’s, 215 V8 Buick motor with 2bbl carb, new battery this spring, 3 Spd tranny, Overdrive, front tow hitch, 60’s era bucket seats. Except for the motor and overdrive I believe this jeep to be fairly stock. I have some 31-10.50-15 tires on it with fair tread. Standard 9 in brakes so expect what you get for brakes with the 9″ drums and 1955 brakes designs. Runs and drives. Some rust peeking through paint with a split on top just behind hood. Bimini top and full soft top with two sets of doors. Soft top is fair. Keeps the weather out but rear window could be replaced as it is cracked. Asking $1800 cash and will only sell local. Can be used as is or would be a base for a builder if desired. My original desire was to build it up but just ended up using it stock for the past 8 or 9 years. Please respond to ad and I will get back with you. Thanks for looking.”

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1959 CJ-5 Nitro, WV Status Unknown


UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $2000.

I thought this looked pretty good for only $2000.

“1959 Jeep Willy, army green, 69,658 original miles. New gas lines, new tank….Many extra parts — engine, doors, tires, gas tank, extra set of tires Must see to appreciate.”

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1961 CJ-5 Springfield, MO *SOLD*


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This looks really nice for the price.

“1961 Willys Jeep. Great shape. More new parts than old. Way too many to list. Brakes need adjusting. Runs good.
Original hurricane engine. High/low transmission. 4 wheel drive.”

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1961 CJ-5 Manistique, MI $3750


The paint job on this is unusual.  The cammo even extends across the headlights.  But the inside of this looks quite nice.  The jeep may be in good shape.

“Call 906-341-3582 or e-mail for more info. Nice old jeep. Great shape.”


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1962 CJ-5 Herkimer, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2995. Has a Meyer hardtop.

Needs a little work.

“1962 Willys Jeep with Plow,I think it has a leaky front wheel cylinder so the brakes will need attention.I did put in new brake lines and a new brake booster and master cylinder.Runs good.I do have clear registration.”

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Year? CJ-5 Brick, NJ $2300


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2300.

(06/12/2012) For the price, it looks like a solid runabout jeep.

“Runs and drives great.. mostly original …great shape..1962 with good title. Also have soft top at a good price
Russ 732 703 1467”


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1962 CJ-5 Brooklyn, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. Has an unusual dash.

“PLEASE THIS IS MY SECOND TIME LISTINOriginal Willy Jeep. No reserve auction. 3 speed manual. The car runs and drives. This Jeep was restored in the early 90s. It comes with 2 mechanics books for the specific model which will help if restoring.This was the last year Willy made the Jeeps. It still has the original 6 cylinder Buick engine. Do your history homework. This Willy is more than just a classic its a piece of USA car history. Feel free to call me with any questions. Anthony 917-709-0498. Any one with negative or zero feed back will have to contact me before bidding or your bid will be deleted. Will help ship world wide at buyers expense. Good luck.”

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1972 CJ-5 Lynnwood, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

Here’s an unusual CJ-5.

“This is a full caged 72 CJ-5 with a well built AMC 360 . Full frame off re-fabrication hand built 2×4 square tubing frame. Rear quarter elliptic suspension of my own design incorporates a rotating cross-member to keep the drive angle alignment during articulation. It can go through 2′ of drop and maintain drive line angle without binding the ujoints! The rear end is a 9″ narrowed  Ford containing a 4.56 Detroit locker with disk brakes to go along with the GM truck disk brakes on the front, powered by hydrobost, a new GM 1 ton master cylinder  keeping the 5 1/2″ bolt pattern front and rear.  ….

(there is A LOT  of additional description about this jeep).” 




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1963 CJ-5 Chums Corner, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

This looks real nice for the price.

“Awesome 1963 Willys. Rebuilt engine and transmission. Replaced brakes/brake lines, wheels, speedometer, lock-outs and carb. 12 Volt. 4 wheel drive works. Starts, runs and drives very well.

This jeep makes a really good 2-tracker. Comes with roll cage.”

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1956 CJ-5 & Bantam Trailer Vale, Or **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was listed at $7500. **Status Unknown**

This is a nice looking combo.

“For sell as a set only, a restored 1956 Willys CJ-5 Jeep, plus a Bantam trailer (jeep trailer, civilian). They were restored at the same time, painted to match. Same tires and wheels. The Jeep has a metal half cab, (doors easily lift off for summer driving) Ramsey winch, Warn overdrive, heater, new hubs, custom rack on back to hold extra spare tire, gas can, hi-lift jack, and shovel. The rack can be easily removed. The jeep has the original spare tire mount on the right side of the body. For sell as a set only, I will not split the trailer from the jeep. The jeep has just a few miles since the restoration, the trailer has not been pulled at all. Very nice set. Only selling to pay medical bills (new baby in the house) They are sitting on a lot in Vale, Oregon, as I live way out of town on a ranch. $7,500.00

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1953 Sand Jeep Ramona, Ca $8500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Racing • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(10/13/09) This has an unusual windshield.

“1953 desert Jeep Willy 350 Turbo
350 Auto Trans.
Full roll cage
20 inch Sand Paddle tires
alum rims,
Compression ratio 11,
Carburetor size 750”


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1966 CJ-5 Salem, Illinois $6500


This is one clean jeep on the outside!

“1966 Willys Jeep – excellent condition
no rust – low mileage -6 cylinder
Original motor – new soft top -new gauges
new tires & micky thomson wheels
cell 6182637707”