Purchase Price

13,900 USD

Landed Price

Vehicle description

This CJ-5 is special as it's a 1972, which puts it at the start of a new era: longer and stronger to accommodate the first V8 Jeep product ever. This is a local Groveland Jeep whose first owner used it as a duck hunting and fishing tool to access the many lakes and areas near Yosemite. With his passing a couple of years ago it was bought by a friend, who then sold it to his son-in-law. It's hardly been used in recent years yet has virtually no engine/transmission leaks. This Jeep's life has been spent at around the 3,000 ft. elevation resulting in only surface rust (other than two small bubble spots near the tail lights shown in the last two photos). It is an especially strong runner compared to a 1979 CJ-5 V8 (2nd photo) we sold in a few weeks ago for $13,900. 1975 and earlier vehicles in California don't require smog testing and therefore sell at a premium to later years. This Jeep's patina has patina - but we thought a new owner might want to pick a color. This CJ-5 features:New SmittyBilt Vinyl seatsNew Bestop Bikini Top New 31x10.5x15 All-Terrain T/A tires w/50,000-mile guarantee New gas tank New fuel lines Rancho 2.5 lift kitVery heavy-duty clutch K&N Racing Air Filter (non-oiled lifetime washable)Vintage Off Road Racing Lights (Dick Cepek Baja Proven Race Series) Radiator auxiliary fanFlowmaster performance exhaustSmittyBilt RC WinchAlpine CDA-117 ReceiverSoft half doorsCB RadioRear winch mount (on spare tire mount)Tow Bar w/brackets mounted to JeepA popular and enduring legend, the CJ-5 has probably logged more trail miles than any other Jeep Brand vehicle. Spanning thirty years, the CJ-5 had the longest production run of any Jeep vehicle. Produced from 1955-1983, the CJ-5 was a civilian variant of the M-38A1 military Jeep, which went into production in 1952. In 1972, the wheelbase of the CJ-5 jumped to 84 inches and the length to 142.1 inches, an increase of about 7 inches. Most of the increase came from the stretching of the front section, hence the name long-nose CJ-5 for this one. The optional 304 CID (5.0L) V8 in this Jeep provided quite a boost in power and grunt: 150 hp, 245 torque. The result was a muscle car power-to-weight ratio. Maybe this is the American sports car Enzo Ferrari may have been referring to when he supposedly said, Jeep is America's only real (or true) sports car? The V8 package is potent, reliable and drivable on-road and off-road. Power Steering was required in California for the V8.Parts for CJs are endless and relatively inexpensive. For over 15 years we have used a body/paint shop in the Bay Area that deals mostly with dealers and wholesalers; prices are about half normal retail, and they do quality work. If a buyer wanted to restore or partially restore this Jeep we have the resources to get it done cheaply and to a level one would be proud of.Hagerty Valuation Tools as of January 2022: #1 Concours $30,500, #2 Excellent $23,700, #3 Good $14,600, #4 Fair $8,000. NADA valuation 3/1/22: $10,380 Low Retail, $23,520 Average Retail, $33,480 High Retail. These values for a 1972 Jeep CJ-5 V8 show the potential for this easy-to-restore smog-exempt example.This iconic CJ-5 is very useable as-is: great for outdoors lovers, college students, ranch owners, vacation/resort towns, or to tow behind an RV. We offer it at $13,900. Note: please excuse the few photos that are rotated un-intentionally.Engine: AMC 304 CID V8 (5.0L) 2-barrel, 150 horsepower @ 4200 rpm, 245 lb.-ft torque @ 2500 rpm (likely higher in this one)Transmission: 3-speed manual (4-speed shift pattern as 1st is compound low, 2nd gear is used from a stop)Colors: Tree Bark Brown (original Riverside Orange) with new Black Vinyl seatsCurb Weight: 2717 lbs.Front Axle: Dana 30Rear Axle: Dana 44Odometer: 39,307 VIN: J2M835TA35527 Visit My Car Guy online at www.mycarguy-sf.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at (415) 860-1505 today to schedule your test drive.



LocationGroveland, California
Exterior colorBrown
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