Very Cool & Rare 4X4! 350 V8 w/ TBI, Auto, Pwr Steer, 4 Wheel Discs, Soft Top

Price: US $23,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Jeepster
  • SubModel: Commando
  • Type: Jeep
  • Trim: Commando
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 18916
  • VIN: 870501717240
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Beige
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1968 Jeep Jeepster Commando

Tracing Jeep's genealogy would give anyone a headache, but this 1968 Jeepster Commando is pure American off-roader. A rare beast in itself, it's been upgraded with an aggressive lift for the go-anywhere 4-wheel-drive, a fuel-injected 350 V8 mated to an automatic transmission, and the kind of fun attitude that has defined Jeep almost from the beginning. Don't confuse this Jeepster from the earlier Willys-designed version, which was similar. Built by Kaiser, the Jeepster Commando was bigger, faster, stronger,... and with 4x4 abilities, it was all Jeep. The restoration is a few years old and was done to a level that won't raise any eyebrows when you take it in the dirt, or when you pull into a local car show, because it fits in just about anywhere. It's a great driver quality resto, and you won't need to worry when you're out having fun. It's a bit more domesticated than the CJ, and with the more enclosed bodywork, it looks sporty on the road. The Forest Green paint job emphasizes the flared wheel arches with crisp lines and a nice gloss on the finish, and it's bolted together about how you would have received it new in 1968, with a sturdy reliability Jeep has been known for since WWII. There's a chrome bumper at each end, chrome rocker panel moldings, and auxiliary lighting up front, all adding touches usually found on the restored CJs seen at the Jeep Jamboree. Hard doors and a full soft top means that this Commando can be driven in all weather conditions, and the fifth wheel and tire mounted on the carrier out back matches the oversized units at all four corners of this lifted Commando. Rugged enough for the trails yet handsomely finished for the thoroughfare, this is a very special Jeep. The restoration continues inside with handsome light gray Bestop seats (high-back buckets up front and bench in the rear) that really add a sporty feel to the otherwise spartan interior. Painted surfaces like the dash, door panels, and interior tub ensure that the basic rugged Jeep-ness of the Commando is undiluted, and the contrast against the dash pad, carpeting up front and rubber matting in the rear is quite appealing. Newer gauges in the dash give a far more comprehensive view of the engine's status than the originals and there's an Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo for entertainment. As strange as it may seem, even in 1968 turn signals were not standard equipment, but this Commando has fortunately been retrofitted with both turn signals and seat belts for safety. The B&M shifter in the console manages the TH400 automatic transmission below with the secondary levers controlling the two-speed transfer case. There's even decent storage behind the back seat, complete with a rubber mat, making the Commando far more useful than the regular CJ. Long gone is the Dauntless V6 this truck was born with, swapped with a 350 V8 that now powers the lightweight Commando, providing it with sparkling performance and gutsy low-end torque to pull it through the nastiest of off-road obstacle courses. Topped by a throttle-body injection system and HEI components for durability, it runs superbly and pulls the Commando around with authority. It doesn't look like it's been subject to the rigors of off-road use and during the restoration someone took the time to get the details right, including a big aluminum radiator to keep the small block nice and cool. Underneath it's solid and well-cared for, and with the lifted heavy-duty suspension and Dana 60 rear end, it's worth noting that it's still ready, willing, and able to head off the beaten path with plenty of ground clearance. A newer dual exhaust system gives the V8 a great exhaust note and the 15-inch alloy Weld wheels are wrapped in 35x12.5x15 Big Foot off-road radials at all four corners. Rare and unusual, this is a wonderful find for the Jeep fan who wants to stand out, and do it in a big way. Call today!