Golden Eagle Tribute
The Jeep CJ5 enjoyed an incredible 29-year production run - no doubt one of the longest in automotive history - and cut its teeth as a bona fide descendant of the Willys military vehicles put to work in the aftermath of the Korean War. You don't see all that many CJ5s on the road nowadays and certainly far fewer that possess anything near the magnetism of this 1976 Jeep CJ5 Golden Eagle Tribute. Its high impact exterior combines with a potent big block standing by eagerly beneath the decorative hood to propel this classic over rugged terrain.
Sure, the model may have been designed with practical utility as a priority, but it sure looks great dressed up like this. The black paint is in fine condition, covering the Jeep's relatively compact form with a strong shine that would prompt you to take a second look at this classic all-terrain vehicle even if it wasn't ornamented with its eye-catching namesake Eagle decal and prominent lettering over its hood. The color combo is great - those golden accents still have their razor-sharp edges and really pop against their dark backdrop. In addition to its considerable visual appeal, it's well-equipped for action, with a WARN XD 9000i Winch with a remote cable perched on the front bumper and a push guard in place to ward off contact with any obstacles that may stand in its path. A 4” lift strikes just the right balance, adding welcome wheel clearance that comes in handy while off the asphalt while not disrupting the ride to the extent it would make city driving a chore. This Jeep cuts quite an appearance while in open-air form and a bikini top comes included for driving in a little more sheltered environment.
A fresh-looking interior waits inside. The saddle brown buckets up front are part of the Levis package this workhorse left the assembly line, which equipped them with distinctive covers that mix vinyl and cloth and feature button ornamentation on their surfaces that, along with the bench seat in back, still appear nice and clean. Farther forward, the factory style gauges are surrounded by a chrome instrument panel that's in top form - all of them function as intended and are easily readable behind clear lenses. A supple looking dash pad runs across the top of the dash and a relatively modern Pioneer AM/FM/CD player sits at the center to provide the tunes for your adventures but it will need a little attention to get back online.
The 401 cubic inch V8 now residing in the engine bay offers far more power than any of the powerplant options that were available when this '76 debuted, equipping this Jeep with the muscle to easily face any terrain you might wish to conquer. Fed by a 4-barrel carb, the engine is in good form, starting up promptly and sounding awesome as it sings into the pair of added Dynomax mufflers. For those times when you decide to take temporary leave of paved roads, with a flick of the lever sitting side by side with the Hurst shifter inside the cabin, you can engage 4-wheel drive - this CJ5's generous wheel clearance and outstanding power make it well equipped to handle the experience. This timeless 4-wheel drive classic rides on a set of 15” steel wheels, outfitted with sizable 35x12.5R15LT Mickey Thompson tires.
Possessing a great combination of vintage curb appeal and eager power, this 1976 Jeep CJ5 Golden Eagle Tribute would be a perfect acquisition for the off-road enthusiast looking to inject some classic aesthetics and charisma into their adventures. Call today!