1962 Jeep CJ-5
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1962 Jeep CJ 5
- 2.2L Inline 4
- 3 Speed Manual Transmission
- Blue Over Black Interior
- 48k Miles Shown
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“Reach those remote hunting and fishing spots with a Jeep Universal” – 1962 Jeep CJ5 magazine advertisement headline
Hagerty | Media provides a bit of Jeep history: “The Jeep CJ-5 is a product of Willys-Overland refining the original World War II 'jeep.' Starting with the CJ-2A in 1945, subsequent improved models were the CJ-3A and CJ-3B before the introduction of the CJ-5 in 1955. Akin to the original jeep, the CJ-5 was a civilian variant of their M-38A1 military Jeep, which went into production in 1952. The only engine initially available was the 'Hurricane' F-head 4-cylinder that was based on the original engine used in the WWII jeeps. A year later, Willys added a longer sibling, the CJ-6 (once again, a byproduct of a military jeep, the M-170 ambulance). Also from 1956 on, all CJs were all-wheel drive.”
“In 1965, optional engines were added to the platform, with a 155-horsepower, 255-cid V-6 and the rarely equipped 129-cid Perkins 4-cylinder diesel appearing on order sheets.”
Offered here is a 1962 Jeep CJ5 fully restored in medium metallic blue over black. Showing 48,512 miles on its odometer, the CJ5 has traveled fewer than 850 miles per-year on average since new.
The interior and exterior metallic-blue finish was professionally applied and the smooth, even finish and excellent overall gloss are the result. This color was never applied at the factory back in 1962, but it suits the C5 perfectly. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The bodywork shows no dents, dings, or other damage, The front bumper is painted matte-black while the rear bumper has been refashioned from wood. Aluminum entry-assist steps have been added on both sides. The spare tire is located on the right-rear quarter-panel. Windshield glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. Chrome side mirrors are in place. Chrome 15-inch aftermarket wheels are mounted with Tempra®235/75 all-season road tires.
Inside, front buckets and removable rear bench seat are freshly reupholstered in horizontally pleated black vinyl. Floors, rear fenders, and the tailgate are covered in black loop-pile carpeting. The standard black 3-spoke steering wheel frames the flat, utilitarian Jeep dashboard. A large center-mounted single-digit speedometer is joined by a smaller AutoMeter® tachometer and AutoGage® instruments on the modified dash to monitor oil pressure, coolant temperature, and alternator output. The shift lever for the 3-speed manual transmission is mounted on the floor alongside the 4WD transfer case selector lever; both are topped with wood knobs and the dashboard also features wood enhancements. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to assess the condition of the CJ's various interior surfaces.)
Under the hood, the 2.2-liter inline 4-cylinder commands a very clean, complete, and well-ordered engine bay. An “oooga” horn is mounted. Viewed from below, the the chassis and lower body are similarly clean and complete. The dual exhaust with chrome tips emanating from a single muffler is a visual focal point. (To best evaluate the condition of undercarriage surfaces, please review the gallery photos shot from below.)
The Jeep's factory-mounted data plate remains in place and the original “maintenance plan” booklet for the vehicle is included in the sale.
While the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '62 Jeep CJ-5 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.
Back in 1962, the CJ5 really was, as the vintage advertisement headline suggests, a vehicle primarily for outdoorsmen. The utility vehicle's design still closely followed the Army's M38A1 version used during the Korean War and thereafter by the military. That rugged simplicity appealed to the civilian market back in the early Sixties… and it still does.