12K Miles: 1972 Jeep CJ-5

Painted in Yuca Tan color, this 1972 Jeep CJ-5 is for sale here on eBay for $20,000. The Jeep has racked up only 12,617 miles in its 48 year life. The truck can be picked up in Flushing, Michigan when the auction is completed in 4 days. The seller is listing the Jeep for a friend who has it for sale locally and would consider a best offer.

The Jeep CJ-5 is equipped with a 304 cubic inch V8 engine and has a new battery, plugs, coil, water pump, solenoid and oil change. 1972 was the first year for a V8 to be installed under the hood. The interior is said to be original and the factory AM radio is still mounted in the dash. The jeep has a clean title and owner’s manual. It is said to have a build date of September 1971.

Jeeps were all the rage for a certain group in my high school. Most guys had muscle cars and the girls drove either a Pontiac Grand Prix or Oldsmobile Cutlass. I always thought the Jeep would be a fun vehicle. My Mom had a Willys Jeep after WWII that my grandfather bought for her from war surplus. He painted it red and she drove it everywhere.

This Jeep sat in a barn for 25 years but is said to run and drive great. With its low mileage and unique color, I think someone with snap it up quickly. I think this Jeep is easily classified as a survivor that could be collected or driven. Do you see any flaws and does it look original except for new paint and some tuning?

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Comments

  1. Wade Treadway

    I chuckled when I read your description about most teens of the era wanting muscle cars. I traded my 1970 Olds 442 for a 1972 CJ5, way more fun. I drove that CJ cross country several times and it was only equipped with the 232 straight 6. A few years ago I bought a 1967 CJ5, still brings a smile to my face.

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  2. Kenneth Carney

    My FBIL would love this thing! He loves Jeeps but can’t afford the asking price for a new one. But then again, who can. We
    priced some here in Melbourne and they run between $40K and $70K for new, and
    $20-30K used. For the price of this one,
    I could get a used Rubicon over in Apopka! Nice Jeep though.

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  3. 370zpp

    “and the girls drove either a Pontiac Grand Prix or Oldsmobile Cutlass”.

    I wonder where those girls were that were driving those Grand Prix in my town?

  4. Bob Mck Member

    Love it… so wish I could buy it today.

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