1971 Jeepster Commando

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History

In 1970, when American Motors owned the Jeep brand, Jeepster sales had dropped off. Something was needed to attract the attention of a younger crowd, and so the idea of a special Jeepster model was born. American Motors already had experience working with Hurst Performance Products so Hurst was given the job of coming up with a sporty version of the Jeepster.

Features

  • ABS plastic vacuum-formed hood scoop
  • 8,000 rpm tachometer in the hood scoop
  • Hurst “Dual Gate” shifter
  • G70 x 15″ Goodyear Custom Wide Tread Polyglas tires with raised white letters
  • Rooftop luggage rack
  • Red & blue stripes over Champagne White paint
  • Hurst emblems
Manufacturer Jeep
Production 1971, 100 built (the true production number is unknown)
Engine Options Dauntless V6, 160 hp & 235 ft./lbs. torque
Transmission Options T14A manual; TH400 automatic
Transfer Case Spicer 20
Rear Axle Spicer 44
Front Axle Spicer 27
Wheelbase 101 in.
Length 168.4 in.
Width 65.2 in.
Height 64.2 in.
Curb Weight 2,966 lbs.
  • Client: 1971 Jeepster Commando
  • Filed under: Classic