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The CJ-5 was influenced by new corporate owner, Kaiser, and the Korean War M38A1 Jeep. It was intended to replace the CJ-3B, but that model continued in production. The CJ-5 repeated this pattern, continuing in production for 3 decades while three newer models appeared. 603,303 CJ-5's were produced between 1954 and 1983. In 1965, Kaiser bought the casting rights to the Buick 225 in3 V6 Dauntless and the CJ-5 and CJ-6 got a new engine with 155 hp (116 kW) supplementing the Willys Hurricane engine.
Nice, Cote D-Azur
Willys Jeep 1950
Willys Overland Jeep
Munich / Munchen, Germany
The company was sold to American Motors in 1970, and the GM engine was retired after the 1971 model year. (GM's Buick division repurchased the engine tooling in the early 1970s which served as the power plant in several GM vehicles.) AMC began using their in-line six-cylinder engines, the 258 in 1972 offering one V8 engine in the same tune as a base V8 muscle car, 304 CID. To accommodate the new I6 the fenders and hood were stretched 3 inches starting in 1972. Other minor drive train changes took place then as well. In 1976 the tub and frame were modified slightly from earlier versions. The windshield frame also changed meaning that tops from 1955-1975 will not fit a 1976-1983 CJ-5 and vice-versa.
The CJ-7 featured a longer wheel base than the CJ-5 and lacked the noticeable curvature of the doors previously seen on the CJ-5. It was introduced in 1976 and 379,299 were built in 11 years of production. The CJ-7 featured an optional new automatic all-wheel drive system called Quadra-Trac, as well as a part-time two speed transfer case; an automatic transmission was also an option. Other comfort features were an optional molded hardtop, and steel doors. There was a Renegade model and an upgraded Laredo model for the CJ-7. Noticeable by their different body decals, the upgraded Laredo model featured nicer seats, steering wheel tilt, and a chrome package that included the bumpers, front grill, and mirrors.