Rare Jeep – 1976 CJ-5 Super Jeep

WAY back in the 70’s Jeep was looking at a special Jeep for 1976 to celebrate America’s bicentennial.  The early 70’s CJ’s featured a Super Jeep model that came in a red, white, and blue version, this seemed a natural fit for the 76 year.  Unfortunately the expense to build this Jeep was too much for American Motors and only 10 Jeeps were built and only 3 are believed to exist today.  Sources indicate that one of the ten was special ordered by a Jeep employee with a 401 AMC V8 (drool-drool)

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1976 CJ-5 SuperJeep

The Jeep’s specs…

  • 304 AMC V8, 2bbl carburetor
  • T-150 3 speed transmission
  • 3.54 axle ratio
  • Power steering, A/C
  • Tach, clock
  • Roll bar
  • Levis top, seats, and dash pad
  • Dual rear fuel gerry cans
  • 11-15 Formula Desert Dog PCV tires

Collins Brothers Jeep in Texas restored a 20 year barn stored 76 Super Jeep and the Jeep is a marvel to see.  Collins Brothers are known for their expert Jeep restoration and this Jeep is no exception, their talent helps maintain Jeep history.

Take a look at the pics courtesy of Collins Brothers..