1979 Jeep CJ-5
Silver Anniversary

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Welcome to The Silver RegistryTM. Here you will find information on all known '79 CJ-5 Silver Anniversary (The Silver) jeeps. Some of these Silvers have been restored, some are in very good original condition, some are in rough shape, some are no longer with us.

All information provided here is based on information provided by the owners or is available on public websites. Click on the underlined numbers or words for more detail or pictures.

Below you will find a field for the VIN number. A √ means that The Silver Registry has the VIN for this Silver in our database. An X means that the VIN for this Silver is not registered with The Silver Registry. Do not buy any Silver whose VIN has not be registered with The Silver Registry. It is possible to try and fake Silvers by putting reproduction emblems and decals on a stock CJ-5.

We further detail the color, engine, and tranmission for each Silver, if known. The letters 8C stand for Quicksilver Metallic. 

Numbering: Unlike the 1982 Jamboree CJ-7, the Silvers were not numbered, . Therefore, The Silver Registry has developed a numbering system to assign each Silver a unique and sequential number based on its VIN. Silver serial numbers are eight numbers. The first number is always 8, which denotes that it was produced in the Brampton Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada (1-6 was Toledo and 6-9 was Brampton). The next five numbers denote its production number at the Brampton plant in 1979. For example, 824001 means that the Jeep was the 24,001-st vehicle produced in the Brampton plant in 1979. We would assign the number 24-001 to this Jeep. This system is useful because the Silvers were made in batches and you can think of the first two numbers as somewhat corresponding to the batch in which it was made and the last three numbers as its "Silver #", like the numbers assigned to Jambos.

To register your Silver, please send an email to eric@79silver.com. Please include pictures of the Silver (exterior and interior), a picture of the glove box plaque, a picture of the VIN tag (on the firewall), and a picture of the production sticker (on the dash).

Total Count (66 Confirmed, 115 Confirmed + Likely + Possible)

We begin with a total count of the number of Silvers. We break these down into Confirmed, Likely, and Possible.

We further break the count down by engine and transmission type: C = 258ci,  H = 304ci, F = T-150 three speed, and M = T18A four speed. All 304 SAs came with the T-150.

  258 3-speed 258 4-speed 304 3-speed Unknown Total
Confirmed 15 7 44 0 66
Likely 2.5* 1.5* 12 13 29
Possible 0 1 2 17 20
Total 17.5 (21%) 9.5 (11%) 58 (68%) 30 115

* If we know the engine is a 258, but don't know the transmission, we assign 0.5 to the 3-speed and 0.5 to the 4-speed.

It looks like about 70% of Silvers came with the 304/T-150 combo. The remaining 25% were about two-thirds 258/T-150 and one-third 258/T-18A combos.

Confirmed Silvers (66)

The Silvers listed below have been deemed "Confirmed" by The Silver Registry. This judgment is made based on pictures of the exterior/interior, the VIN number, the paint and trim codes if available, and owner statements.
# SA # VIN Color Engine Tranny Owner Location
1 27-622 8C 304 T-150 Mike Cox West Union, SC
2 29-068 8C 304 T-150 Randy - Oahu, HI
3 29-438 8C* 304 T-150 Robin Gramberg Holland
4 29-458 8C* 304 T-150 Kyle Wilson -
5 29-913 8C 258 T-18A Ed Connelley Bend, OR
6 32-688 8C 258 T-150 Mark French Helena, MT
7 34-669 8C 304 T-150 Kent Hoch Denver, CO
8 34-681 8C 304 T-150 Joey Lovell Athens, AL
9 35-564 8C 304 T-150 Drew Fletcher Pearl, MS
10 35-832 8C 304 T-150 - -
11 35-842 8C 304 T-150 - "Southeastern", ID
12 36-397 8C 304 T-150 mttwill (eBay) Livingston, MT
13 36-403 8C 304 T-150 79CJ5 (Jeep Forum) Sherman, TX
14 36-612 8C 304 T-150 highzee (eBay) Alexandria, VA
15 36-643 8C 304 T-150 John Blair Clarence, NY
16 36-655 8C* 304 T-150 Mike Cox West Union, SC
17 36-923 8C* 304 T-150 - Fort Smith, AR
18 36-970 8C 304 T-150 John Blair Clarence, NY
19 37-219 8C 304 T-150 - Berkeley Springs, WV
20 37-652 8C 304 T-150 - -, AZ
21 37-862 8C 258 T-150 Mark Stover Fowler, IN
22 37-876 8C 304 T-150 - -
23 37-883 8C* 304 T-150 - Dallas, TX
24 37-886 8C 304 T-150 kbar0909 Clevland, GA
25 38-656 8C* 258 T-150 Terry - Washington, DC
26 38-660 8C* 258 T-150 Ed Silver Bennington, VT
27 39-553 8C 258 T-150 streetsideclassiccars (eBay) Concord, NC
28 39-621 8C 258 T-18A Dennis - Copperopolis, CA
29 39-694 8C* 304 T-150 - Doylestown, PA
30 39-877 8C 258 T-150 Bob Fackler Dallas, TX
31 40-297 8C* 258 T-150 syrinks (eBay) East Wenatchee, WA
32 40-534 8C* 304 T-150 Tim Farley Little Rock, AR
33 40-543 8C 304 T-150 Dwight - Springfield, MO
34 40-563 8C 304 T-150 - -
35 41-058 8C 258 T-150 Tim Farley Little Rock, AR
36 41-630 8C 258 T-150 justcjs (eBay) Fairfield, PA
37 42-077 8C 258 T-18A ckautos (eBay) Pompano Beach, FL
38 42-108 8C* 258 T-150 - Notasulga, AL
39 42-121 8C 304 T-150 Donald Thomas Toronto, Canada
40 42-123 8C 304 T-150 Paul Thomas Toronto, Canada
41 42-357 8C 304 T-150 - -
42 42-848 8C* 304 T-150 McGee Krieger Hayesville, GA
43 43-369 8C 304 T-150 Jay Burscough Tulsa, OK
44 45-006 8C 258 T-150 Scott Hennagir Severance, CO
45 45-048 8C 304 T-150 - Monroe, LA
46 45-199 8C 304 T-150 Travis Bosler Mattoon, IL
47 45-207 8C 304 T-150 - Sycamore, IL
48 45-213 8C 304 T-150 Trigger (jeep-cj.com) Beaumont, TX
49 45-436 8C* 258 T-18A - Dundee, IL
50 45-931 8C 258 T-150 Dakota - Green Bay, WI
51 45-955 8C 304 T-150 Daron Young Carolton, GA
52 46-768 8C 304 T-150 - -
53 47-019 8C 304 T-150 - Portland, OR
54 47-987 8C 258 T-18A Dave Pratt Orpington Kent, United Kingdom
55 48-039 8C 304 T-150 Gabriele Godi Italy
56 48-196 8C 258 T-18A kingrat101 (eBay) South Wales, NY
57 48-293 8C* 304 T-150 John Van Horn Aurora, CO
58 49-138 8C* 258 T-18A Ian Mccoll Belleville, Canada
59 49-149 8C 258 T-150 - Naples, FL
60 49-169 8C* 304 T-150 Alex - Albuquerque, NM
61 49-xxx X 8C 304 T-150 Shaw - -
62 4x-xxx 8C 304 T150 Stephanie Wasmanski Bear Creek, PA
63 50-477 8C 258 T-150 Rogie Estrada III Roma, TX
64 50-667 8C 304 T-150 David Phillips Carnesville, GA
65 50-911 8C 258 T-150 Frank Nunn Molalla, OR
66 xx-xxx_47 X 8C 304 T-150 kike2597 -

* = Has been repainted a non-original color. About 20% of Silvers have been repainted a non-original color
= VIN tag is missing
= Engine or tranny (as noted) changed

Likely Silvers (29)

The Silvers listed below have been deemed "Likely" by The Silver Registry. We believe these Jeeps are Silvers, but we are lacking the VIN, needed to confirm them.
# SA # VIN Color Engine Tranny Owner Location
1 xx-xxx_01 X 8C 258 - - -
2 xx-xxx_02 X 8C - - - -
3 xx_xxx_03 X 8C - - - -
4 xx-xxx_05 X 8C 304 T-150 - -
5 xx-xxx_06 X 8C 304 T-150 - United Kingdom (?)
6 xx-xxx_08 X 8C 258 T-150 - Byron Center, MI
7 xx-xxx_09 X 8C*  304 T-150 Billardking (pirate4x4.com) Oklahoma City, OK
8 xx-xxx_10 X 8C - - Don Austin, TX
9 xx-xxx_11 X 8C - - John Pittsburgh, PA
10 xx-xxx_12 X 8C 304 T-150 - Pampa, TX
11 xx-xxx_13 X 8C 304 T-150 - Sulpher Springs, TX
12 xx-xxx_14 X 8C - - - Rome, GA
13 xx-xxx_15 X 8C - - Barney - Columbia River Gorge, OR
14 xx-xxx_16 X 8C 304 T-150 Austin Jeeps Austin, TX
15 xx-xxx_17 X 8C - - - Rockville, MD
16 xx-xxx_18 X 8C - - SACCJ5 (Jeep Forum) Bungalow, -
17 xx-xxx_19 X 8C - - CJ593535 (Jeep Forum) -, CA
18 xx-xxx_20 X 8C 304 T-150 - Odgen, UT
19 xx-xxx_21 X 8C 258 - - -, IL
20 xx-xxx_23 X 8C 304 T-150 - Detriot, MI
21 xx-xxx_41 X 8C 304 T-150 Lauren Elizabeth Easton, PA
22 xx-xxx_43 X 8C* 304 T-150 Dan Rust Madisonville, KY
23 xx-xxx_44 X 8C 304 T-150 Tom Bannister Roanoke, TX
24 xx-xxx_45 X 8C - - - El Segundo, CA
25 xx-xxx_48 X 8C 304 T-150 Josh Hicks -
26 xx-xxx_49 X 8C - - - Canada
27 xx-xxx_52 X 8C - - Mark Nja Salisbury, MD
28 xx-xxx_53 X 8C - - Zack Summers Watauga, TX
29 45-005 8C  258 - indy13dana (eBay) Gardner, MA

* = Has been repainted a non-original color. About 20% of Silvers have been repainted a non-original color
= VIN tag is missing
= Engine or tranny (as noted) changed

Possible Silvers (20)

The Silvers listed below have been deemed "Possible" by The Silver Registry. These Silvers have been mentioned online or reported to the site, but we don't have enough information to confirm that they still exist.
# SA # VIN Color Engine Tranny Owner Location
1 xx-xxx_22 X 8C* 304 T150 - East Regina, Canada
2 xx-xxx_24 X 8C* - - - St. Petersburg, FL
3 xx-xxx_25 X - - - afisher (Jeep Forum) Hickory, NC
4 xx-xxx_26 X -* 258 T-18A play400 (Jeep Forum) Winnipeg, Canada
5 xx-xxx_27 X - - - power99 (Jeep Forum) -, MA
6 xx-xxx_28 X -* - - dunnyCA (Jeep Forum) Ottawa, Canada
7 xx-xxx_29 X - - - julian4x4 (Jeep Forum) Ocala, FL
8 xx-xxx_30 X - - - DD81 (Jeep Forum) Wheaton, -
9 xx-xxx_31 X - - - Chris Cordova Milwaukie, WI
10 xx-xxx_32 X - - - SomerJeep (Jeep Forum) Carnage City
11 xx-xxx_33 X - - - mbfrenchy (Jeep Forum) -
12 xx-xxx_34 X - - - Performance (Jeep Forum) Surgoinsville, TN
13 xx-xxx_35 X - - - aera mech (Jeep Forum) Northeast MS
14 xx-xxx_36 X - - - duknt (Jeep Forum) -
15 xx-xxx_38 X - - - 79silveranniver (Jeep Forum) Columbs, GA
16 xx-xxx_39 X - - - Momsworry (Jeep Forum) Forth Worth, TX
17 xx-xxx-40 X -* - - John Belk -
18 xx-xxx_51 X 8C - - - Arcadia, WI
19 xxx-xx_52 X - - - Ken Farquhar -
20 xx-xxx_54 X - 304 T-150 Tyson DeMeyer Nashville, TN

* = Has been repainted a non-original color. About 20% of Silvers have been repainted a non-original color
= VIN tag is missing
= Engine or tranny (as noted) changed

Mythical Silvers (1)

The Silvers listed below have been deemed "Mythical" by The Silver Registry. These Silvers have been reported third-hand to the site or were such brief mentions a long time ago that we doubt they will ever by spotted again.
# SA # VIN Color Engine Tranny Location Notes
1 45-193 8C 258 T-150 Geneva, IL Owned by Andy Peffer. Sold in 1988.

Scrapped Silvers (3)

We are sorry to report that the Silvers listed below have been parted out or recycled. They have either been found in salvage yards or reported to The Silver Registry as totaled. The listed owner either holds the Silver VIN or was the last known owner. The location is last known location of Silver.
# SA # VIN Color Engine Tranny Owner/Found By Badge Holder Location
1 - X 8C - - Chris Cordova Chris Cordova Lynchburg, VA
2 42-122 8C 304 T-150 Jack Thomas Jack Thomas Toronto, Canada
3 xx-xxx_46 X 8C* - - - - -

Look Alike or Fake Silvers (3)

Here we will list Silvers that we believe are fakes or have been restored in such a way that they look like Silvers. You need to be very careful when looking to buy a Silver Annivsary. While Silvers were the only Jeeps painted Quicksilver Metallic (8C), Jeep also offered Arrowhead Silver Metallic (9J). An '79 9J Renegade would look almost identical to a Silver; the only difference would be the seats.
# SA # Notes
1 88-635 This CJ-5 has been restored. The original seats were flax and it was built in Toledo--not Canada. We do not know its original color. It might have been an Arrowhead Silver Renegade. In that case, it would look very close to a true Silver, except for the seats.
2 08-163 This CJ-5 has been restored. It is an Arrow Silver Metallic (9J) Renegade built in Canada--just like the Silvers. It looks almost identical to the Silver. That is an issue for collectors. It was possible in 79 to order a silver renegade that looked almost identical to a Silver Anniversary.
3 19-099 This CJ-5 was advertised as being an "Ice Blue" version the silver 25th anniversary. The ad also included the Silver flyer. This Jeep's paint code is 9H (Cumberland Green).

* = Has been repainted a non-original color. About 20% of Silvers have been repainted a non-original color
= VIN tag is missing
= Engine or tranny (as noted) changed



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