Lot 232 - 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ Custom Monster Truck
|Odometer reading||49,900 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £20,000|
Despite common misconception, the Wrangler is not a direct descendant of the World War II Willys MB or Willys civilian, later produced by Kaiser-Jeep and by American Motors (AMC) and as illustrated by the factory dash plaques affixed to the last Jeeps produced, that read 'Last of a Great Breed - This collector's edition CJ ends an era that began with the legendary Jeep of World War II'. Outwardly resembling the Jeep CJ-7, the Wrangler, which was formally announced on May 13, 1986, was based on a new set of design parameters. 'The product philosophy behind the two vehicles is completely different, ' Francios Castaing (AMC VP of Product Engineering) explained. Just like the Willys MB, Wranglers continue to use a separate body and frame, rigid live axles both front and rear, a fold-flat windshield and can be driven without doors. But its suspension, drivetrain and interior were borrowed from the new Cherokee (XJ) model. The Wrangler debuted in 1986 as a new model to fill the void left by the discontinuance of the famous Jeep CJ; it was revised in 1996, and completely redesigned in 2007. In addition to the model name Wrangler, each model received a designation corresponding to its generation: YJ (1987-1995), TJ (1997-2006).
This 1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ was imported to the UK in 2002 as a standard Jeep and then turned into 'The Beast' for Powerbeck Sports Ltd, a sports nutrition company based in the UK. This was done by using a Skylifter body lift kit which allowed the use of 46" tyres. Power is supplied by the standard four litre engine through an automatic gearbox which has had an oil cooler fitted, the rear axle has been geared for the larger wheels. Finished in black with custom paintwork and extra chrome, the interior is in standard finished of tan and green. This unique truck is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2015 and old MoT certificates which show that it has only covered 2,500 miles in the last seven years.
Previous lotLot 231 - 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupé/Street Rod
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