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1974 Jeep CJ-5 4x4

Sold  |  Private Party  |  Whittier, CA

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If you're looking for a good, honest Jeep CJ-5 that has all the ingredients of a driver that you can take off-road at a moment's notice, check out this V8-powered 1974 Jeep CJ-5. It's for sale out of Whittier, California by a private seller, and among its many highlights are a 304 cubic inch V8, a 3-speed manual gearbox connected to a dual-range transfer case, beautiful burgundy paint, black vinyl upholstery, and a lifted suspension. That's hardly all, though. Take a good, hard look and if your boxes are checked, please inquire or submit a free, private offer to the seller today.










304 ci. V8


3-Speed Manual


Four Wheel Drive

Body Style







Whittier, CA

Title Status

Clean California Title

All About The Jeep CJ-5

The 1974 Jeep CJ-5 is the longest running model of the Jeep CJ series (stands for Civilian Jeep), which traces its roots back to the military Willys MB Jeep of World War II. It's known for having a distinctive boxy and utilitarian design, typical of Jeep vehicles of that era. It features a short wheelbase, open body design, and removable doors, as well as a basic interior with simple controls and rugged materials. Options such as a soft top, hardtop, or bikini top were available to provide protection from the elements.

The base engine offered in the CJ-5 was a 232 cubic inch (3.8L) inline-six cylinder engine, producing around 100 horsepower. There was also an optional 258 cubic inch (4.2L) inline-six cylinder engine, which provided a bit more power. Some models, like the beautiful specimen you're reading about, were equipped with a 304 cubic inch (5.0L) V8 engine, offering gobs of power and torque.

The CJ-5 most often came with a 3 or 4-speed manual transmission, though automatic transmissions were also available as an option. It featured a robust four-wheel-drive system, allowing it to tackle challenging terrain with ease. It also often came with manual locking hubs for engaging four-wheel drive. Additionally, it came with a solid front axle and leaf spring suspension, which provided decent off-road capability and durability and made it extremely well-suited for off-road adventures and popular among outdoor enthusiasts.

The Jeep CJ-5 has a storied legacy and is fondly remembered by enthusiasts for its ruggedness, simplicity, and off-road prowess. It played a significant role in popularizing recreational off-roading and laid the foundation for the modern Jeep brand. It's an iconic vehicle that embodies the spirit of adventure and exploration, and it remains a sought-after classic among Jeep enthusiasts and collectors.

What Are Jeep CJ-5s Worth?

Is the asking price for this 1974 Jeep CJ-5 a fair deal? Let's dig into the numbers, but spoiler alert—it is. Looking at data from Classic.com, in the past year, the average transaction value for Jeep CJ-5s is $16,583, with the high sale coming in at an impressive $31,500. But what's an average CJ-5? One of the easiest and most effective things to do is to explore the vehicles that hover right around that rolling average. If you do, you'll find that most of these vehicles are in similar condition, but lack the beefy engine and aftermarket add-ons that this one boasts. Based on that, we'd estimate that this vehicle brings value for the right owner at the seller's $17,500 $15,800 asking price.


Features & Specifications

This CJ-5 shows in excellent condition both inside and out, with only minor cosmetic flaws. Additionally, the seller states that the parking brake does not work and the black soft top is a bit worn. It has recently had the spark plugs and wires replaced as well as a new clutch installed, and is all caught up on service, including a recent oil change. It's sold with a clean California title and one set of keys.

More highlights below:


  • 304 ci. V8
  • Three-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Dual-Range Transfer Case
  • Edelbrock Air Cleaner

Features & Add-Ons:

  • Burgundy Paint
  • Fold Down Windshield
  • Diamond Plate Rocker Guards
  • Black Vinyl Upholstery
  • Black Soft Top
  • 15" Black-Finished Wheels
  • Lifted Suspension
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Manually Locking Front Hubs
  • Warn Winch
  • Front Bumper Mounted LED Auxiliary Lights
  • Roll Bar
  • Aftermarket Safety Harnesses
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • 32×11.5″ Rolling Big Power Repulsor M/T Tires