I'm new to this forum, though not to old jeeps. I've had a restored 1942 GPW for several years, but just acquired my first CJ last week. I'd been looking for a classic CJ for awhile when I found a jeep advertised on Craigslist in a town not far from where I live. The ad said it was a 1967 CJ5 that had originally been owned by the seller's father-in-law. The seller, Herb Switzer, told me that his father-in-law, Clyde Trammel, bought it new, and drove around town and made hunting trips in it until he passed away unexpectedly a few years later. Mr. Switzer said he had owned the jeep from shortly after then until this year, and that he had maintained it well, always garaged it, and had changed very little on it since then. It sounded almost too good to be true, but when I went to see it, I knew I was looking at a rare vehicle indeed. The jeep was in amazingly good condition, with virtually no rust except for a few spots the size of a pencil eraser in the sheet metal that had yet to come all the way through. The alterations to it (beyond normal maintenance items) more or less amounted to the addition of a radio in the late 60's, aftermarket hubs, and seat covers; a repainting in the original color and the replacement of some of the original exterior hardware in 2004; a new Bestop installed in 2006; and new wheels and tires being put on a couple of years ago when the original rims got too rusty inside to hold air any longer. It has the original (un-rebuilt) V-6, which runs great, and the 4WD drivetrain is still remarkably tight. When Mr. Trammel passed away around 1970, the jeep had about 40,000 miles on it. Mr. Switzer subsequently drove it fairly regularly, but only on short trips, which added on average about 1000 miles a year over the past 39 years. Today it shows just under 80,000 original miles on the odometer. Here are a few photos of the jeep as it looks today: Along with some parts and the original owner's manual, an old manila envelope from Kaiser Willys addressed to Mr. Trammel came with the jeep. In addition to some original Jeep brochures from the mid-60s, it contained several very small black and white photos of the jeep and the travel trailer that Mr. Trammel took on his hunting trips. Here are the enlarged and cropped versions of those photos, which must have been taken within a few years after the jeep was purchased new: My plans for the jeep at this point are to replace the wheels and tires with Glacier White-painted 15" Willys rims and new tires (as close as I can find to the original tires); to replace the seat covers, floor mats, and rearview mirror with correct versions; and perhaps to add a back seat so I can take my children for rides without my wife getting upset. I feel very fortunate to have found a classic jeep in such excellent condition - thanks largely to the fact that Mr. Switzer took such good care of it - and particularly one that was owned by the same family since it was new. Since this is my first CJ, I guess I should chalk it up to Beginner's Luck!