Engine:AMC V-8 STOCK
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: CJ5 RENEGADE
Drive Type: 4X4 AUTOMATIC
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Exterior Color: Red
Tucson, Arizona, United States
UP FOR SALE IS MY BAD ASS 1979 JEEP CJ5 WITH STOCK AMC V8 AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. IT HAS A 6 INCH LIFT KIT WITH CUSTOM EXHAUST, BUSHINGS ETC. IT HAS A BIKINI TOP AND HARD TOP AND A LOT OF EXTRA SPARE PARTS WHICH CAME WITH THE JEEP WHEN I BOUGHT IT . THE ONLY REPAIRS EVER DONE TO THIS JEEP WAS A STARTER REPLACEMENT AND I INSTALLED THE NEW KC LIGHTS. IT DOES NOT LEAK ANY FLUIDS AND IT IS CLEAN AS YOU CAN SEE IN PICTURES. IT HAS EDELBROOK 4 BARRELL CARB. SETUP AND MSD IGNITION. THE INTERIOR IS VERY CLEAN WITH BLACK SEATS. IT HAS A AFTERMARKET CENTRAL CONSOLE AND IT IS PREWIRED FOR A GOOD SOUND SYSTEM. THIS JEEP LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT. THE TIRES ARE ALMOST NEW AND I WILL INCLUDE ANOTHER SET OF 35'' TIRES AS WELL. (SEE PICTURES).
We've said it before and we'll say it again - while we usually grow tired of the endless barrage of special edition vehicles, that isn't the case with the Jeep Wrangler. Every unique model we encounter seems cooler than the one before it, and this Willys Wheeler Edition is no exception.
The Willys Wheeler package is sort of a throwback to early Jeep CJ models, and wears "Willys" stickers on the hood. There's also a gloss black grille, rock rails to protect the side sills, and unique 17-inch black wheels wrapped in meaty BF Goodrich KM Mud Terrain tires. For proper off-road prowess, this special edition uses a Dana 44 rear axle with a limited-slip differential and a 3.73 final drive ratio.
Look for the Willys edition to hit dealerships early next year, starting at $25,795 for the two-door version and $29,595 for the four-door. Feel free to read all about it in the press release below.
What in the world is the vehicle you see above? Well, um... yeah. We have no idea. According to the video description from YouTube, however, it's a modified Jeep Wrangler, and it comes from the same person who created the equally insane side-by-side merged Wrangler you saw here.
We can clearly make out the Wrangler-shaped passenger compartment up top, but as for the other bits and pieces that make up this rather amazing machine, your guess is as good as ours. At the very least, it seems to us that the car's wheelbase has been given a significant stretch, and the grille may have come from an International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition semi truck.
What other components are sourced from the massive International hauler? No idea. We suggest you check out the video below and draw your own conclusions. Oh, and if you've got any other ideas, feel free to let us know in the Comments.
Adding yet another chapter to the ongoing Jeep recall story, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) head David Strickland has gone on record to defend the government's request that Chrysler recall 2.7 million out-of-production Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles after the agency investigated fiery rear-end collisions that have reportedly killed at least 51 people over the years. In statements made to The Detroit News, Strickland said, "We felt very strongly that the process that we undertook and the findings that we made and ... we made the decision to issue a recall request. We do not take that very lightly." The top US auto safety regulator stopped short of telling owners to park their cars until the automaker takes action. "They can make their own risk assessment and their own choices," he said.
Chrysler does not intend to recall the models, insisting the "vehicles met and exceeded all applicable requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, including FMVSS 301, pertaining to fuel-system integrity" when they were manufactured and sold. "The company does not agree with NHTSA's conclusions and does not intend to recall the vehicles cited in the investigation. The subject vehicles are safe and are not defective," Chrysler announced last week in a statement. "We believe NHTSA's initial conclusions are based on an incomplete analysis of the underlying data, and we are committed to continue working with the agency to resolve this disagreement."
Legally, Chrysler has until June 18 to formally respond to NHTSA's request. If the automaker does not take action, NHTSA is expected to issue a formal finding and seek a recall.