1979 CJ-5 Silver Anniversary Restoration
The 1979 Jeep CJ-5 Special Silver Anniversary Edition "The Silver" is the rarest AMC CJ-5 ever produced and one of the rarest Jeeps of all time. (79silver.com)
Jeep produced the Silver Anniversary in 1979 to honor the 25th Anniversary of the CJ-5. The color was based on the Renegade package and painted Quicksilver Metallic (8C) – this was the only CJ ever painted this color. Other Jeeps could be painted Silver Metallic, but not Quicksilver Metallic.
All Silvers came standard with Quicksilver Metallic paint, Renegade hood lettering, chrome wheels (15x8 without center caps), black soft top, black rocker trim (not chrome or bright aluminum) and a special Silver Anniversary spare tire cover.
On the interior, Silver had special low-back black bucket seats with silver buttons (front and rear) to match the Quicksilver Metallic paint, center console, black floor and wheelhouse carpeting, rally clock, tach and special glovebox badge.