Repost for the weekday crowd, but also for the Jeep historians out there: check out this CJ-5 that includes a Bantam WWII trailer!
I have many work projects I could/should tackle today, but here I am, with you, sharing images of delightful Jeeps that I shan’t own. Happy Mother’s Day!
Let’s start with a Jeep I never thought I’d post about, but it’s a manual and it’s cheap cheap.
I neglected to mention this in my last trip report, but I passed a very odd-looking lifted Jeep on a highway, and my brain and eyes were so bumfuzzled I couldn’t figure out what it was, but it might have been a lifted Compass.
Take that, 2020!
If you need a palate cleanser after that, here’s a more traditionally awesome Jeep, and it’s only cheap by virtue of bidding not yet being completed.
For those of you who haven’t lived and breathed my every Oppo post, I wrote a multi-part series on Jeep trucks. Worth a gander, if only for the eye candy.
I’d consider bidding on this one but it’s already almost out of my price range. Money and I are not on speaking terms right now.
Here’s a mis-identified, faux-militarized DJ, mainly interesting because, well, it’s a DJ, it’s apparently running, and it’s cheap!
I’ve seen several Jeeps from this car lot in the past, I need to drop by sometime.
While we’re talking (sorta) CJs, this one has me drooling pretty heavily. If it’s still for sale in a couple of weeks (it’s been online for at least a month now) I’m going to have to think about a road trip to check it out, despite my lack of finances for same.
I really would rather have a flatfender, but I love the color, and it should be a touch more reliable than a 70-year-old Jeep.
Moving on to modern(ish) Wranglers, there are a few TJs of interest out there right now.
This Sahara is a great color, it’s a manual, it’s either a 4 liter or a 4 cylinder depending on which part of the ad you believe. One is great, the other...not so great. Regardless, its wiring harness has been rodent-ized, so it’s not for me. I have enough electrical problems on my LJ.
This one is probably also green, although the photos make it hard to tell for certain, and the tan interior looks fantastic. 6 cylinder, manual, Sahara like the previous one.
And no squirrels in the engine bay, a $3500 upgrade.
Yellow TJs will always catch my eye for obvious reasons, and this one has me intrigued.
6 cylinder, yellow, manual, yellow, low mileage, and did I mention yellow?
(For anyone who has missed my incessant, repeated, perhaps obsessive posting of photos of my Jeep...it’s also yellow.)
I’ve been feeling the need for a Cherokee for a while; it’d be nice to have a backup 4wd Jeep since mine is in the shop a lot but I’d like to organize a group to go backroading regularly.
Also it’d be nice to have something with a roof for cool, wet days in the summer when my Jeep is naked and I don’t feel like bundling up.
This one is relatively cheap, in-state, and has crappy photos, a transfer case problem, and I have no idea what the interior looks like. I find it hard to get enthusiastic about a vehicle where the seller puts so little effort into sharing information...but it is a manual (allegedly).
The real problem with most XJ Cherokees is they’re burdened with one-too-few pedals. Finding a 6 cylinder, manual, 4wd, clean XJ has been the theme of many a lamentation of mine on this site. Usually you can find 2 of those 4 attributes, but finding all 4 means paying several thousand dollars.
This one has 3 of the 4, but of course it’s an auto. I could probably live with that, but I don’t want to, whine whine moan.
It also has the last facelift before Chrysler killed the XJ line entirely, which doesn’t enthuse me.
One last XJ, primarily because it’s green, and I do like green Jeeps.
I mean, just look at that green. Forest. Begging to be in the woods.
I also keep my eyes open for an older Grand Cherokee with a good transfer case. This one is very cheap, from the sound of it probably just needs a new starter, but it’s 3-4 hours away. Were it within an hour I’d almost certainly go check it out for that price.
Besides being cheap, why this one in particular? Take a closer look at the shifter.
Ignoring the trash in the photo (seriously, people), this GC not only has 4-low, which I’d consider mandatory for any GC purchase, but it also offers full-time 4wd, which I’d really appreciate after a snowstorm as the snow and ice are melting and the road is a combination of slick and dry.
Finally, we’ll close this one out with a kindred spirit to the Grand Cherokee, a Jeep wagon that’s galactically-far out of my price range. But it’s yellow and beautiful.
Oppo group buy, anyone?