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1972 Jeep Jeepster Commando Bullnose Rock Crawler on 2040-cars

Year:1972 Mileage:110522 Color: Good Question / Black and Stuff
Location:

Durango, Colorado, United States

Durango, Colorado, United States
Transmission:4 Spd Manual
Engine:4.2 Liter 258 6 Cylinder
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
Condition:
Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: J2A87FVA30223
Year: 1972
Interior Color: Black and Stuff
Make: Jeep
Number of Cylinders: 6 and they all fire
Model: Commando
Trim: Rough and Ready
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4x4
Mileage: 110,522
Exterior Color: Good Question

 

I buy and sell 4X4 oil/gas fleet trucks and ship them all over the world. Some of the local dealers-mechanics-wholsalers I work with get older 4x4 trade ins that they are not willing to sell or finance on their lot because of age, miles, modifications, lift kits etc. This 1972 Jeep Commando belongs to a mechanic friend of mine, he took it in trade for payment and then started fixing it up. I have own and have owned a lot of vintage 4x4s, I know how they drive and can judge a good one from a bad one. If you are not familiar with vintage 4x4 vehicles that have been modified such as this I urge you to educate yourself before bidding. If you are local I urge you to inspect this Jeep in person, sold as is where is...    Good luck and happy bidding!!!!

Please read all of the ad below before you call me with questions or make on offer. As for questions, I'll always give you blunt, candid answers, I am happy to photograph anything you would like to see closer. I reserve the right to end this auction at anytime without warning as this Jeep is for sale locally, you are welcome to call and make me an offer.

My cell is 6O2 435 211O     Jim

I am located in Durango Colorado, I will consider helping with delivery within 100 miles for .85 a mile after the Jeep is paid for in full.

The Good Stuff:

Here's what I know so far, this old rig starts, runs and drives pretty darn good for being so big and modified. Under the hood is an excellent running 258 6 cylinder engine, is very dry, super clean, no leaks that I see, valve cover has been resealed, has a Weber carb, a wrapped Hedman header, clean custom exhaust with a Flowmaster Muffler (it sounds great) 4 speed trans, twin stick transfer case, clutch is good, brakes are decent, steering is pretty tight, windshield wipers work, fan motor under the dash works, all gauges work, overall very mechanically sound. Has custom Alcan springs, a SPOA lift, custom 6 point cage welded to the frame, some kind of aggressive rear locker (unsure of front) marine stereo/speakers, chrome fire extinguisher, 36-13-16 Super Swamper tires on alloy wheels, brand new Swamper spare tire, new race bucket seats, 4 point race harnesses, custom front/rear bumpers w/d-rings and receiver hitches, bikini top, heavy duty rock sliders, Optima red top battery, Hi-lift jack and more. This Jeep would make an awesome back country hunting rig, is quiet and creeps-crawls along really well for being 42 years old.

The Not So Good Stuff:

This Jeep is 42 years old and so there is some negative stuff to be expected. The biggest issue is that there is some "old rust in the front floor boards (see photos) We don't have rust in this part of Colorado, by "old rust" I mean it looks like it was caused by the original carpet and is no longer active. There is no rust or anything in the frame or underside, only where there was carpet inside. There are scratches, scrapes, some old primer on the front passenger fender (see photos) a few dents-dings etc as you would expect on a rig built to be used like this. There is a "gash" on the backside of the radiator, can send a photo, does not affect anything. The marine stereo causes a slight drain on the battery so we unhook the positive cable when parked long term. The tires have very good tread but look somewhat old-weathered to me. This Jeep still needs some work ( a list that never ends on old Jeeps lol) but overall I like it very much, it's mechanically very solid, has a lot of potential. I drove it around in the sage all afternoon for photos and had a great time doing it, would guess it could be driven home if you're really careful but its really not meant to be on the street, a trailer would be a lot smarter. This is a super old cool off road ride and will make the right person very happy to own it.

Shipping: I have shipped industrial fleet trucks all over the world, have connections in the auto transport industry and have the ability to arrange wholesale shipping anywhere in the USA but the cost is entirely yours. For example, I just shipped a Jeep wrangler to Oklahoma for $600 and another to Wisconsin for $650, figure approx. .55-.65 a mile.

Some of my feedback on big ticket items...

Great Guy to deal with!! THANKS AGAIN - 1989 Jeep Wrangler

My Highest Recommendation for Seller, A Man of Integrity, Well Described, Thank you - 1953 Willys M38A1

No problems good to deal with - 1978 Dodge Power Wagon

Great guy! The Harley Davidson Softail was better than described! Would buy again - 2006 Harley Davidson Softail

What a great guy! thanks a million - 1999 Ford F250

Great seller - 2002 Harley Davidson Road King Custom

Was very knowledgeable, courteous, and an all around good egg! - 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins

Awesome job. Would gladly recommend, look forward to doing more business. - 2008 Ford F250

Highly recommended, great people to do business with. Thanks - 2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins

Very helpful. The easiest purchase of a vehicle I ever had. - 2005 Dodge 2500 Cummins

 

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