This 1978 Jeep CJ5 Renegade has a great-looking color combo inside and out. It's part of a package that was made to keep you looking good outdoors on a 4x4 that was made to get you deeper into nature.
This Jeep reminds us of an appeal that comes from taking the time to get a look just right. It starts with the paint. Red is a confident color, and this has quality shine from later application in life. It also makes for a good background for the strobe Renegade decal graphics package. As the gray fades into black, it also kicks off the rest of the coordinating dark side. This is where you see some of the best off-road elements, like the strong steel bumpers, guarded fog lights, fender flares, and rear bumper with a trailer ball. And there's the right touch of brightwork everywhere from the side mirrors to the ProComp-style wheels.
The same red and black theme continues inside, and so it's the kind of Jeep that looks good open to the world. The other reason for the appeal is that you can tell there has been a solid investment in newer components. These pieces are about enhancing the Jeep lifestyle, and not about getting too fancy to get on the trails. For example, You have newer seat covers that look terrific, and they are also made of a durable vinyl that's easy to hose off at the end of a really fun day. There are nice extras, like integrated cup holders in the newer dash, a padded roll bar, and speakers that are just waiting for your favorite stereo. And it's done right for the driver with a grippy sports steering wheel, tall floor shifter, and an upgraded auxiliary gauge trio.
The 258 cubic inch inline-six is a hardy Jeep motor, and the engine bay looks quite stock. So you have the right combo of sturdy components and easy parts availability. It runs with the quality of a well-respected powerhouse, and the four-speed manual transmission gives you proper control over it all. The two-speed 4x4 transfer case and deep tread on the Cooper Discovery tires make for a nice off-road package. Plus, the power steering, power brakes, and front discs make it easy to roll through town, too.
Bright, clean, and capable - this CJ5 really gets it right. And that's why you need to call right now!