1971 Jeep CJ5 Dauntless V6 Restored & Upgraded
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jeep
- Model: CJ
- Trim: CJ5
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 2,000
- VIN: 8305037
- Color: Grey
- Engine size: V6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Interior color: Black
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Jeep CJ CJ5
So after years and countless hours...I am putting my rare vintage jeep on the market. This jeep is a 1971 Jeep CJ5. It has a highly desirable drivetrain in it and is an absolute blast to drive. I purchased it back in 2010 from a gentleman in Hot Springs Arkansas. He gave me all the documentation for all the things he did to it and some from the owner in 2002. Lots of upgraded and new parts have been added to it since then. It's mechanically sound and very reliable. It turns heads everywhere it goes.
If you are looking at old jeeps like this (66-72) you need to be aware of some things. Most people will throw some paint, fresh fluids and tires on these old jeeps and tell them they are rebuilt. A lot of time was spent on making this jeep safe to drive on the road and to be reliable. It has never been off-road since being rebuilt. This is not your standard CJ5 and it has lots of history that comes with it. Being very rare, it certainly is a conversation piece to everyone that asks about it. This jeep drives better than any other CJ5s on the road. It stops when you want it to stop, it stays straight on the road at any speed with no wobble, and it's easy to steer. You wont find that on any vintage jeep. It was built to drive safely on the street mainly and to kick butt off road if it needed to but never did. Every Piece of rubber on it was replaced with new. Every Copper Wire was removed and replace with new. Every seal, gasket, and anything else that did or could have deteriorated was replaced or upgraded. All the drivetrain parts were rebuilt and/or upgraded. My intentions were to keep this Jeep for over 30+ years so that's why I did all that work to it. So with that in mind please be aware of the "little things" that need to be done to a vintage vehicle when you're in the market for one. Those little things add up to a large number. This Jeep is a prime example of how to do things the right way so it will last for decades....while saving thousands of dollars in labor/blood/sweat and tears...
That all being said, This is not a fully restored vehicle so don't expect it to be perfect. Its 46 years old! It does have some minor cosmetic flaws to it. If I were to keep it I possibly would fix the little issues it has.... however.... When you build up a vintage car, Paint should be the last thing to do. In this case...that's exactly it. The only thing that needs to be done is paint it. It does have a very nice shiny grey paint job but its an old paint job(2002) and is not "showroom" perfect. It looks great as its sits and people always complement on its condition. This is the real deal and a one-of-a-kind vehicle. I hate to see it go but life's priorities tend to change every decade or so. I do have the all the receipts for everything that was done under my watch.
Also be aware that I am not in a hurry to sell this Jeep. I will not accept low ball, tire kicker offers on it. My price is the price... This jeep has been cared for meticulously and needs to go to a buyer that understands and appreciates that. I actually added up all the parts and time of all three of the owners (including myself) had in this Jeep and it equals over $40,000.00. I know that you can buy jeeps online cheap...but you will end up spending more fixing those than on this one. If you are one of those people that want a money pit project than this is not the jeep for you and I wish you the best of luck.... However....if you want a jeep that will last a lifetime that you can pass down to your children....then this is the investment for you.
Please check out the parts/history description below.
1971 Jeep CJ5
Buick Dauntless 225 3.7L V6
Fun Facts and Specs about this Rare Jeep
Best engine jeep ever installed in their vehicles!
4x4 drivetrain is offset to the passenger side, Great for Off-Road excursions!
High Torque Engine
90 pound flywheel, hard to stall out
This Jeep is Originally from California
Its 5 inches shorter than a 1972 and up(AMC built) CJ5 due to the compact engine
Original Steel Body and is in great shape, no cheap steel aftermarket parts are on it.
T14 3 Speed manual transmission
Dana/Spicer 18 Twin Stick Transfer case(4wd/2wd and High/low) Highly desirable
Never been Off road Since Rebuilt in 2010
Doesn't wobble on the highway or at any speed!!!!!
Top Speed is 58 MPH with the installed 3:73 gears
Stops Great due to front disc brakes!!!!!
Even a big guy can drive it!!!
VERY Strong Clutch(2009)
A blast to drive
Original Buick Dauntless Odd Fire V6!!!!
Original PTO system
Drop Down Tail Gate is fully functioning
NO Back Seat
Lap Belt Seat Belts
Storage compartment under passenger seat
Was originally green
Made by Kaiser Jeep NOT AMC. The Real McCoy!!!!
Have original air filter housing that goes with it
1700 miles since its rebuild, LOW MILES
You can let go of the wheel on the HWY and the jeep stays straight on the road!!!
Vin Number is 8305037 371017
BreakDown of the Vin numbers
83 = Universal CJ5
05 = Open Body
0 = Universal(dealer optioned)
3 = LDH California fuel evap control
7 = V6 225 with emission control.
The Rest of the numbers were is specific serial number. I guess thats why Ebay couldn't figure our what it was?
2002 (Oklahoma Owner)
Line-X Bedliner sprayed in the tub
Undercoating of the undercarriage and wheel wells
2009 (Hot Springs Arkansas Owner)
Complete engine rebuild
Engine Headers installed
New heater core and blower motor
Brake switch and toggle switches
Repaired floor pans
Repaired Headlight Retainers
New turn signal flashers
Replaced various Odds & ends(I have original receipts explaining what those were)
Bench Seat installed
New Brake Master cylinder
Side Exit Exhaust system with new mufflers and tips
2010 all new parts installed and/or upgraded(Current Little Rock Owner)
Upgraded to Electronic ignition to replace old points system
NEW tilt steering column and steering wheel
NEW steering joint box
NEW slip/collapsible shaft
NEW Floor plate
NEW Pedal pads
NEW Lug nuts and valve stems
NEW Gas tank and relocated from under the seat to the back with skid plate
NEW Fuel Sending unit
5 brand new Pro Comp 33X12.50X15 mud tires with less than 1500 miles on them
Open Wheel Caps for new wheels
New Frame Brackets
NEW Turn Signal Adapter
NEW Side mirrors
New Rear Wheel Spacers(upgraded front axle was a little wider than the rear)
NEW Speedo cable and Custom speed calibration adapter
Warrior Products Diamond Plate corners
Warrior Products Side Rocker Panels(tapered)
Upgraded Tail lights
Chrome Bezels for headlights
Skyjacker 4" Lift, Soft Ride
Front Shackle Reversal Kit with New shackles
Upgraded Chain Driven Clutch system to replace wire system
ALL Body Bushings all replaced
Upgraded Gas pedal mounted to floor
NEW 15X8 Pacer Classic Wheels
NEW Winch Plate for the front bumper
Warn Swing Tire carrier and bumper with added supports
Transfer case gasket kit
3.73 Gears installed front and rear
Drop Pitman Arm for steering
Transfer case lowering kit to eliminate any vibrations
Differential Vent Hoses
Warn Front Bumper with Tow Eyes
Completely Rebuilt Dana 30 w/ Disc Brake Conversion in front
Completely Rebuilt Dana 44 in rear
TrueTrac Limited slip differential in rear, Replaced the Open Diff
Master cylinder and brake booster upgraded for disc brakes
New Fuel Lines
NEW Yoke for Rear Pinion Gear
Custom Front and rear drive shafts
New Brake calipers
NEW Stainless Steel Brake Lines
NEW Tie Rods
Complete Wiring harness install including Dash, Front to back!
New Gauge Lights
NEW K&N Air Filter
NEW Black Fender Flares
Rebuilt Transfer case
New diamond plate dash and gauges
NEW Battery Box
Upgraded Aluminum plate to cover old gas tank filler
NEW Idler Shaft
NEW Choke cable
Upgraded Line Lock Electric Parking Brake
NEW Shifter boots on all 3 shift levers
2 KC lights on front bumper
NEW Spark Plugs
NEW Oil Pan Gasket
NEW Radiator Hoses
NEW Optima Battery
Rebuilt Oil Pump
New Timing Cover
Upgraded Circulating Gas tank hose
NEW Electric Cooling fan
New toggle switches for reverse lights
Upgraded Oil Pump Shim Kit installed
NEW Offenhauser Billet aluminum valve covers
Rebuilt Starter installed
MSD Ignition Coil
Custom X pattern FULL Roll Cage with grab handles, Powder coated Black
New Soft Top
New Mounted Toolbox for rear storage
Upgraded Master Battery Disconnect Switch under drivers seat
Spark Plug Wire Separators
NEW Fuel Filter
NEW Fuel Pump
NEW Skyjacker Steering stabilizer
Custom Diamond Plate Door Sill Protectors
4 speaker audio system with new Radio
Passenger side stainless steel dash grab handle
Upgraded Half Doors that work with the Best Top Cover
Polished Front Turn Signal Bezels
NEW Windshield Wiper Lines
NEW Rear View Mirror
NEW Rear Shackles
New Glove Box
Has Center Cup Holder in between seat
NEW Saginaw Steering Box
NEW High/Low beam switch
Upgraded Radiator OverFlow Tank
New Oil Pump Gear
Rebuilt Radiator Core. Still has original tanks(top and bottom)
Upgraded Battery Power Terminal Block
New Bump Stops
NEW Superwinch Locking hubs
Locking Gas Cap
NEW hood latches, Hinges and tie offs
Cosmetic issues and Quirks
Windshield Frame has some holes in it from previous owners
Drivers Side front fender is cracked (didn't want to buy an aftermarket fender for it)
Paint Job is not fresh(2002) Except the hood, had that blended to match.
Some Patina/Grandpaw rust on some bolts but its minimal. Still looks sexy though
Reverse lights are on a toggle switch on the dash, personal preference for me so I could turn them on whenever I needed additional light in the back for a tailgate party or something....or to freak people out at the drive thru....Its seriously awesome.
First Gear is not synchronized with 2nd and 3rd. You ALMOST have to come to a complete stop to shift into 1st. That's how they did it in the 70s. Bless their heart.
Any questions please send me a message.
Serious buyers only. This vehicle is being sold AS-IS with no warranty. Purchaser can view and test drive this vehicle at owners location with approval.
Auction winner is required to send a $750.00 deposit immediately after the auction ends.
The remaining balance is due in CASH before picking up the vehicle.
Winning bidder will get a full overview and instruction from seller upon arrival.
Seller will provide a free Sonic Drive in ride down the street if requested.
Item is located in Arkansas
Shipping is negotiable for this item but additional expenses will have to be discussed. Apply within for details....$4AMILE