1976 Jeep CJ-5

Photos provided by the vendor


  • Light restoration project with plenty of potential
  • Powerful inline-six petrol engine
  • Manual transmission
  • All-wheel drive with low-ratio

The Appeal

An evolution of the classic CJ-1 Willys Jeep, the CJ-5 continued the brand’s tradition of being eminently capable off-road and hugely robust. But it added a splash of style to that, creating something that was perfect for those who sought adventures off the beaten track, or simply wanted a stylish Jeep to cruise about town in.

This example has been imported from Quebec and, with its hearty inline-six motor and smart open-top styling, would be a wonderful machine to rumble about in this summer. In need of some light restoration and a little reassembly following its import, we think this charming off-roader is a sure-fire winner with bags of potential.

The History and Paperwork

  • 1976MY vehicle
  • Supplied new to Canada
  • Imported from Quebec
  • Resident in France – purchased by the vendor in November 2017
  • Always dry stored indoors
  • 83,455 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • The vendor notes that the 846A certificate is complete (import duties and taxes paid)

The Interior

  • Four seat layout, with two front seats and a rear bench
  • Upholstery is in need of retrimming, particularly to the front seats
  • Classically spartan Jeep interior – ideal for off-roading and easy to clean
  • A full complement of gauges and switchgear, presenting with a light patina
  • Large, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Some refinishing is needed in regard to the cabin’s trim elements

The Exterior

  • Fibreglass body and bonnet, steel front wings, all sat on a steel frame
  • Smart dark blue paintwork suits the car well and appears to be in good order
  • Black and stainless external trim, showing in fine fettle with no major damage we could discern
  • Chunky, body-coloured rollover frame
  • The vendor notes that the headlights and hood frame require refitting
  • While the hood material is not present, the removable side screens are
  • Underneath, the frame appears to be solid, with some surface corrosion in places
  • Smart set of chrome finish wheels, shod in a matched set of Cooper A/T tyres

The Mechanics

  • Inline-six petrol engine, believed to be the AMC 232ci (3.8-litre)
  • Manual transmission
  • All-wheel drive with low range transfer case
  • The fuel tank, air cleaner, intake manifold, carburettor, brakes and various hoses will require refitting but are all supplied
  • We’re informed by the vendor that the engine runs well


Whether you’re looking for a suitably tough off-roader, a dependable 4x4 or just a fun, open-top vehicle to enjoy the summer in, the CJ-5 is a great choice. This tidy example just needs some light restoration work and could soon be something very charming indeed.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Jeep
  • Model CJ-5
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 83,455 Miles
  • Engine size 3800
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Honfleur
  • Location International
  • Country France
Bidding history
4 bids from 3 bidders
  • 21.love•••• €3,000 27/05/23
  • karl-ch•••• €300 26/05/23
  • EliTR6 €200 25/05/23
  • karl-ch•••• €100 25/05/23

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