Lot 229 - 1974 Jeep CJ-5
|Odometer reading||35,668 miles|
|Result||Sold - £18,000|
The Willys CJ (later Jeep CJ) or 'Civilian Jeep' is a public version of the famous Willys Military Jeep from World War II. The first CJ prototype, the Willys CJ-2, was introduced in 1944 by Willys and the same basic vehicle stayed in production through seven variants and three corporate parents until 1986. The Willys CJ-5 (after 1964 Jeep CJ-5) was influenced by new corporate owner, Kaiser and the Korean War M38 Jeep. It was intended to replace the CJ-3B but that model continued in production. The CJ-5 repeated this pattern, continuing in production for three decades while three newer models appeared.
This 1974 Jeep CJ-5 has undergone a near complete body off restoration by Bespoke Traders, the original paint was kept for authenticity and protected by eight layers of clear varnish and the interior was trimmed in a yellow faux ostrich skin. This Jeep is boasting a 4.3 litre straight-six with a custom stainless steel exhaust system and a powered coated chassis and wheels. The air filter cover has been painted by artist Nina Brooke to finish off this truly unique example. Having had a restoration costing far more than the estimate, this is the best way to enjoy the summer of 2023 and beyond.
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