Take this pickup on the trail or keep to the road.
Sometimes you might be feeling like rugged outdoor adventures. Other times you want a vehicle that does well in the city. The idea behind this 1973 Jeep Commando was to create a pickup truck that worked for both. Don’t let the sporty, street-wise styling of this vehicle fool you. It is a Jeep through and through. That means it’s just as at home on Main Street as the Rubicon Trail, giving you the best of both worlds. Now you have the chance to scoop this wonderfully unique machine.
To say the restoration of this Jeep was thorough would absolutely be accurate. It went through an off-body restoration process that left nothing untouched outside and in, making for a smooth and composed finished product. To give you an idea of the meticulous nature of the restoration, know that powder coating was applied to numerous components like the drive shafts, gas tank, transfer case, and transmission. It presents well and helps guard against corrosion. On top of that, each nut and bolt on the truck is polished stainless steel.
The exterior has a nice, composed presentation with light brown paint, plus black accents and graphics down the sides. American Racing wheels add even more customization. The interior features pristine plastic, cloth upholstery, and factory gauges. A Hurst shifter and aftermarket steering wheel, plus a modern stereo are all included.
Powering this Jeep is a 258ci straight-six engine, which was an upgrade offered for 1973. That engine has been bored over 30 and it features a mild street camshaft as well as split coated headers. Mated to the engine is a Turbo 400 Transmission. To balance out the additional power, the truck comes with power front disc brakes.
The Commando was made from 1966 1973, with just a little over 20,000 produced, making survivors rare. Vintage Jeeps are hotter than ever, thanks to increased interest in the brand and its amazing history. Add to that the fact that Jeep just launched the Gladiator, its first pickup truck in a few decades, and people are that much more interested in past Jeep pickups like the Commando. Motor City Classic Cars is offering this vehicle at the moment, so grab it before it’s gone.