In 1941, the original Willys MB headed off to war. Soldiers were so impressed with its capabilities that they named it after Eugene the Jeep, a problem-solving jungle pet, in the Popeye comic strip. Since then, the Jeep name has stuck along with its impressive abilities.
To honor that original legacy, Jeep has produced a commemorative Wrangler 75th Salute concept. This concept was produced right on the assembly line at the Toledo Assembly Complex, where the Wrangler has been produced since the first Willys MB rolled off the line.
The concept is based on a two-door Wrangler Sport, is painted a military green shade, has its roll bar removed, and doesn’t have any doors. In addition, it was fitted with 32-inch military non-directional tires, a rear-mounted spare, steel front and rear bumpers with tow hooks, and low back canvas seats.
The Toledo Assembly Complex will keep the concept and use it around the facility to celebrate the Jeep’s 75th anniversary.
Watch this video to see the concept roll off the line along with a side-by-side comparison of the original.
While you can’t buy the Wrangler 75th Salute concept, Jeep did produce special 75th Anniversary editions for the entire Jeep lineup. These models feature unique design cues and colors to celebrate Jeep’s military heritage. Stop in to 171 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today to find the perfect Jeep for you!