This 1973 Jeep Commando Is Like A Time Capsule

May 3, 2019 2 min read
This 1973 Jeep Commando Is Like A Time Capsule

This rare vehicle looks almost like it’s brand new.

If this 1973 Jeep Commando looks a little different, like something you feel like you should know but don’t, you’re forgiven. Even big-time Jeep fans often forget about the existence of the Commando. This exceptionally clean example from Raleigh Classic is ideal for any collection, large or small.

This 1973 Jeep Commando Is Like A Time Capsule

With a mere 1,880 miles on the odometer, it’s apparent this little SUV has been babied like crazy. The Trans Am Red paint job and white graphics are flawless, along with all the exterior trim pieces, lighting, spare tire carrier, etc.

Rally wheels and new BF Goodrich tires help to make this ride exceptionally presentable. The removable hard top is also immaculate and works properly, so you can enjoy some open-air freedom while behind the wheel or seal everything up nice and tight.

On the inside is the original striped Uganda perforated vinyl, which really transports you back to the early 1970s. The dash, gauges, steering wheel, and everything else is in perfect condition, demonstrating that his Jeep is like a rolling time capsule.

The original 304 ci V8 engine runs great, so does the 3-speed automatic transmission and the new exhaust system, meaning this classic is ready to take for a memorable cruise around town. What’s more, you get some nice upgrades not found in every Commando, namely air conditioning and power steering.

Created in 1966 to go up against the Ford Bronco and Toyota Land Cruiser, the Commando was marketed by Kaiser and Willys as a vehicle for fun-loving, active people. The final year of production for the Jeep Commando was 1973, so this vehicle marks the end of an era for an historic brand. Considering the amazing condition of this SUV, it’s a solid vehicle to add to any collection, whether you’re just starting out or already have a few classics in the garage.

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