The CJ-5  Initially referred to as the Willys CJ-5 but was changed to Jeep CJ-5 after 1964. The CJ-5 brought a short wheelbase and a narrow frame to the table which allowed them to fit into places other off-road vehicles couldn't go.  

  • Production Total: 603,303
  • Engine Options: Hurricane engine, 72 hp & 114 ft./lbs. torque and Perkins diesel, 62 hp & 143 ft./lbs. torque
  • Transmission: T90, 3 speed manual
  • Rear Axle: Dana 27
  • Front Axle: Dana 44
  • Wheelbase: 81 inches
  • Length: 135.5 inches
  • Width: 71.5 inches
  • Height: 67 inches
  • Curb Weight: 2,469


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 three decades while three newer models appeared.  The CJ-5 has the distinct honor of having the longest production run of any US vehicle.