To many, the word Jeep defines an array of capable, feel-good fun machines that can be found in all the places we'd rather be, from the mountains and the woods to the beaches and the dunes. And classics like this killer CJ-5 are an excellent reminder why! Nearly every iconic Jeep has a following, but the legendary CJ is arguably the most sought after 4x4 of all time. Introduced in 1954 as a more civilian-friendly unit, the CJ-5 was billed as “the universal Jeep” that could serve as “the world's most useful vehicle”. This '78 model wraps all that worldly swagger in an eye-popping coat of House Of Kolor Tangerine Pearl 2-stage that was sprayed during a 2001 restoration. Hoist this Jeep's hood and you'll find 350 cubic inches of well-dressed Chevrolet V8. Power meets the pavement through a reliable 4-speed transmission, which rides between a correct transfer case and chrome-capped axles -- the biggest of which is a correct AMC Model 20. That drivetrain rolls on a factory frame that's guided by power-assisted steering, and stopped by power-assisted disc and drum brakes. And at the corners of the floor, polished Mickey Thompson wheels twist a quartet of 35x12.50R15 BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/As around quality Warn hubs. Inside this classic, vinyl bench and bucket seats provide enough comfort for four adults. Beneath those seats, clean carpet frames polished Hurst shifters and big Bostwick speakers. Those speakers thump thanks to an MP3-compatible Kenwood CD player that, along with the ute's ignition switch, lives in a lockable metal console. And in front of the driver, a polished steering wheel laps a tilting column, which reflects a padded dash that's finished with crisp digital telemetry. This Jeep started life as a truck that was tougher than most and ended up a show-stopping stunner that's now nicer than most. If you're ready to enjoy a serious ute with serious chops, call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for the chance to claim this awesome CJ-5!