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William Maley

Jeep News: Jeep Reveals the Wrangler 75th Salute Concept

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July 15th is an important date for Jeep as it was back in 1941, the U.S. Government awarded Willys-Overland Co. a contract to supply the United States military with its Willys MB. It would soon earn the nickname of Jeep. 75 years and a few automakers later, Jeep is marking the occasion with the Wrangler 75th Salute concept.

 

The concept is based on the current Wrangler Sport. To make it look like the Willys MB, Jeep removed the doors and B-pillars, and added a set of steel bumpers with hooks. The exterior is finished in army green and features a set of exterior hood latches and sixteen-inch steel wheels. The interior is simple with a set of low-back canvas seats.

 

Power comes from Chrysler's 3.6L V6 and is paired with a six-speed manual.

 

“We are creating this unique Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle in celebration of the brand’s legendary history, and to demonstrate that 75 years later, today’s iconic Jeep Wrangler is instantly recognizable and clearly connected to the original Willys MB,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global.

 

Source: Jeep

 

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Should Sell well to military fans. :)

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Every 2016 Jeep model is available in 75th Anniversary regalia.  The Concept version is awesome!

 

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Here's a picture of my former Patriot, since everyone was asking so hard.  :AH-HA:post-37-0-44017300-1468659424_thumb.jpg

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So the "Jeep" name came about as a shortened form of "GP", which stands for "General Purpose" vehicle. 

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So the "Jeep" name came about as a shortened form of "GP", which stands for "General Purpose" vehicle. 

 

Say GP out loud five times and you'll hear it ;)

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Good question, I love those rims and tires too.

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