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RARE Jeep JEEPSTER COMMANDO 1968 4x4 4wd C101 CJ CJ6 Wrangler Scrambler

Make: Jeep
Model: Commando
SubModel: JEEPSTER
Type: SUV
Trim: N/A
Year: 1968
Mileage: 111,111
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Madison, Alabama, United States
Extras
Heater
Suspension Lift, Locking Hubs, 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
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Description of 1968 Jeep Commando JEEPSTER

Please read the WHOLE listing. Please be thorough. carefully look at the photos. and ask specific questions. This Jeepster has been featured in several photoshoots and turns heads wherever it goes! We have already fixed and worked on a lot to get this Jeepster running and driveable! I sometimes drive it around Madison and Huntsville. You may have seen it at the Lowe Mill Arts Ccnter. CHECK out my LOCAL LISTING on CRAIGSLIST. Video: UPDATE: I used it as my daily driver from thanksgiving until Christmas. The remote oil line sprung a leak. It should be ready to roll again by this weekend. I am also playing around to see if I can get an electric fuel pump to work well. The Vehicle is FOR SALE locally. Highest eBay bid WINS unless I get an offer >4500 locally. I will try to share everything to my knowledge good & bad about the Jeepster so there are no surprises. I am not mechanic or experienced in working on vehicles so my knowledge is extremely limited. The good: it runs. drives. stops. lights work. gears work. horn works. speedo and temp gauges work. premium offroad tires. new fuel filter. new alternator. newer premium radiator. recent tune up and service. recent brake restoration. modern stereo system. most original badges are present. new fuel line. new electric fuel pump. inspected by several mechanics. The Bad: Spots of rust 'cancer' on top+tub+frame (nothing critical and could be reinforced if doing offroading) completely through. some patches/floor pans placed on top of rusty areas/vs cutting out. weak steering linkage with suspension lift. mild fluid seepage from various seals. broken gas gauge. home spray paint job. gear whine when accelerating (maybe synchros?). v̶a̶p̶o̶r̶ ̶l̶o̶c̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶h̶o̶t̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶s̶i̶d̶e̶ ̶(̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶m̶o̶d̶e̶r̶n̶ ̶g̶a̶s̶+̶e̶t̶h̶a̶n̶o̶l̶ ̶m̶i̶x̶ ̶v̶a̶p̶o̶r̶i̶z̶e̶s̶ ̶s̶o̶o̶n̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶n̶ ̶p̶u̶r̶e̶ ̶g̶a̶s̶o̶l̶i̶n̶e̶)̶ -playing with a fuel pump to try to fix this-. old line-x on the interior tub. vintage drum brake setup (new parts & fixed though!). Many of these issues are normal for a car of this age without a full. frame off restoration. If you are just looking for a farm/backroads runabout. then this is basically ready to go! It would need work for a full restoration or daily driver. I do not have the skills to do it myself or the resources for someone else to do the work. Steps I would recommend to improve driving immediately for a runabout:Brakes + steering: Swap front axle with narrow track 1970s CJ w/ Disc Brakes and improve linkageV̶a̶p̶o̶r̶ ̶L̶o̶c̶k̶i̶n̶g̶:̶ ̶M̶o̶v̶e̶ ̶F̶u̶e̶l̶ ̶L̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶a̶d̶d̶ ̶e̶l̶e̶c̶t̶r̶i̶c̶ ̶f̶u̶e̶l̶ ̶p̶u̶m̶p̶. ̶ Roof Rack costs +$100 (helps to lift top off jeep). A vehicle this rare deserves a Restoration. I have sourced some parts if you need help for the restoration process. Fully restored. these things are worth $15. 00-25. 00 on average. Specs & More InfoC101The Jeepster Commando was first produced by Kaiser Jeep in 1966 to compete with the International Scout. Toyota Land Cruiser and Ford Bronco. The Kaiser line remained in production until about 1969. when American Motors Corporation (AMC) bought Kaiser in 1970. The Jeepster is an ancestor of the modern Jeep family produced by Chrysler. A total of 57. 50 Kaiser-spec "C101" Jeepster Commandos were sold between 1966 and 1971. This 1968 Jeepster Commando ("C101") has the 160 horsepower Buick Dauntless V6 'oddfire' engine which was optional and preferred. with its 235 lb·ft of torque. Transmission: T14 Manual 3 speed. 2h. 4H. 4Low transfer Case (all work). Manual Locking HubsSuspension liftOur History with the Jeepster:We sadly have to say goodbye to ole Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. We were able to teach some good lessons to the kiddos about life with this Jeepster. We were planning on using the Jeepster as a show vehicle and daily driver for our family business. Although it looks great in pics. we were unfortunately lied to about the true condition when we first bought it off Ebay. It was sold to us as a 'fully restored' daily driver. only needing a paint job. I paid close to $10. 00. Long story short. it turned out to be a half hearted. home brew job. It was not running or even safe to drive. Unfortunately. there is no eBay buyer protection for vehicles older than 10 years old. Please keep this in mind when buying on Ebay. You have NO protection once money changes hands on vehicles over 10 years old. It is what it is. so we buckled down and learned about this old Jeep. We have now moved off of our farm and have different needs which requires us to sell the Jeepster. Thanks for looking!