1976 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade
1976 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade Levi's Edition
- Levi's Edition
- All Original Paint
- New Interior and Soft Top
- 304ci V8
- Clean, Survivor Example
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“CJ5: One of the 'Unstoppables'" – Motor Trend, March, 2008
From Jeep.com, some CJ-5 history: “A popular and enduring legend, the CJ-5 has probably logged more trail miles than any other Jeep® Brand vehicle. Spanning thirty years, the CJ-5 had the longest production run of any Jeep vehicle. Beginning in 1973, all Jeep CJs came equipped with AMC-built 304- or 360-cubic-inch V8 engines. Renegade models typically featured a 304 cubic inch (5L) V8 engine, stouter drivetrain, alloy wheels, and a Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential.” - Jeep.com
Offered here is a 1976 Levi's Edition Jeep CJ-5 Renegade in Renegade Orange over tan… Levi's upholstery. (Yes, those ordering the Levi's Edition back in the day had their choice of blue denim cloth or tan vinyl upholstery.) This is a true survivor, a respectfully treated Jeep still wearing its factory-original paint and a re-done, original-style interior. The CJ's odometer shows 69,339 miles, or roughly just over 1,500 miles per-year on average since new.
Overall, the factory-original exterior Renegade Orange paint has endured well, with the exception of sun-faded patina in evidence on the hood and front fender tops. The special Renegade hood striping and identification, however, remains crisp and perfectly legible, as does the white-painted Jeep logo and the red Levi's trademark forward of the front entry doors. A CJ-5 emblem is mounted on the lower portion of the iconic 7-slot grille and an “AMC Jeep” badge appears on the left-rear. Chrome trim on the headlights, hood hold-downs, and lower bodyside has been well-maintained. A full, replacement canvas top, side curtain, and door set is installed and matches the factory-original pieces. Black wheel-arch extensions, bumpers, and side mirrors are fitted. Lighting lenses as well as cabin glass and canvas-top “windows” are clear and undamaged. Chrome steel wheels (including the rear-mounted spare) are mounted with outlined-white-letter Good Year Wrangler® Radials.
Inside, the body-color-painted dashboard shows no fading at all. The upright surface includes the large, center-positioned speedometer, well-labeled auxiliary gauges and controls, factory AM radio and speaker grille, grab handle, and glove box. The Jeep-trademark-embossed, padded tan dashboard top is near-perfect. In fact, in virtually all respects, the Jeep's interior is in nearly new condition. The tan vinyl upholstery (with red Levi's tags and a square pattern design with decorative rivets) front and back is a newer factory-match replacement; it is properly installed and shows no noticeable wear. Newer darker tan cabin carpeting is in very good condition with little wear. An AM-Jeep-branded sport steering wheel with brushed-metal spokes is mounted; the shifter for the 4-speed manual transmission is floor-mounted next to the transfer case selector.
Under the hood, the AMC 304-cubic-inch V8 commands a clean, original, but not overly detailed engine bay. Components appear properly in place; hoses and wiring are properly mounted. An Optima® battery is installed. Viewed from below, the CJ's chassis is straight and complete. There is no damage (compressed exhaust pipes, for example) as might be the case if the Jeep had been too aggressively driven off-road. The transfer-case protective plate remains mounted.
The Jeep's factory data tag and stickers remain as originally mounted.
While the more than 125 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '76 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
The next owner of this extremely well-maintained, classic Jeep will have to decide whether to commission a selective re-painting of the hood and fender tops, or simply continue to enjoy the current survivor condition. Decisions… decisions. No big deal. From our viewpoint, it's a win-win proposition.