Drive Type: four wheel drive
Up for bid is a VERY clean 1976 Jeep CJ7. First a little history on it. As everyone knows, Jeeps in northeast Ohio, were prone to rust. Sometime in the late 1980's the rust was getting the better of it. My dad decided it was time for a new fiberglass body. We went to 4WD hardware to purchase a new one. At that time 4WD had a Jeep they would use for promotions, it had a blown small block Chevy, all chromed out, etc. The former owner of 4WD hardware decided he wanted a new jeep for the showroom, and offered the candy painted body,frame, and chrome windshield frame to my dad. Of course he bought it, that is what you see here. Originally Dad's Jeep had a straight six, three speed manual transmission, manual steering, and brakes. After buying the custom painted body, Dad decided some upgrades were needed. Now the Jeep has power steering and brakes, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, tilt steering column, and a turbocharged Buick V6. At the time we installed it, it was fairly high tech. Dad is now in his 70's, and it is time to find the Jeep a new home. The Jeep has less than 11,000 miles on it since it was redone. Before anything was installed, (engine, transmission, axles, and transfer case) it was all professionally rebuilt. Thanks for looking.
There's no denying the fact that the Jeep Wrangler is one tough and rugged vehicle, and there is apparently little lost when the SUV is shrunk down for a 1:10th scale radio-controlled version. Proving that the Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler is not your run-of-the-mill R/C car, YouTube user Andrew Dykiel posted a pair of videos showing it clear about an inch of snow from his sidewalk and driveway during a snow storm last month.
Starting at $379.99, the Axial SCX10 costs more than most budget snowblowers, but other than paying a neighbor kid to shovel your snow, this might be the best way for a car guy to clear snow without the need for hot chocolate and ibuprofen. Better yet, it's electric, so it's zero-emission answer to snow removal! Scroll down to see how this R/C Jeep can help "shovel" snow from the warmth of your sofa. We've also thrown in a bonus video showing the mini Jeep negotiating the Rubicon Trail.
While most brands are busy showing off in New York, Jeep headed out to Moab for the Easter Jeep Safari with the company's fleet of 2013 concepts. This year saw the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II, Wrangler Mopar Recon, Wrangler Stitch, Wrangler Sand Trooper II, Wrangler Flattop and Wrangler Slim Concepts tackle the rocks and sand, and Jeep was kind enough to bring along a camera crew to film the machines rolling over a few obstacles. The result is the video below, though don't expect to see too much hardcore off road action.
Instead, the quick clip features more than a few interviews with Jeep executives, including Jeep Head of Product Design Mark Allen, explaining what makes the Easter Jeep Safari so important. You can check out the quick clip below for yourself, and be sure to thumb through our galleries of the concepts as well.
We've recently heard much about how Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to pump up the volume on Jeep sales, inaugurating new models and global dealerships. But that's the stuff outlined in five-year plans; right now, advertising and special editions are at the fore, and the late Michael Jackson, too. Jeep has begun airing two commercials to push its Altitude Editions, Call of Summer and Lovers of the Game, that feature the song "Love Never Felt So Good" from Jackson's upcoming album of new music.
A little more star power - and timely, too - comes from Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. While Call of Summer features a few short shots of the former Rookie of the Year and two-time NBA All-Star, Lovers of the Game is all about his white Wrangler Altitude Edition and wrangling shots. You can watch both spots below, and if you want to hear the rest of the music track before the album hits, you can download it from iTunes.