Let’s just get this out of the way first thing, the vehicle you are looking at is not a Jeepster Commando Convertible. This is a Jeepster Convertible, a similar but still different vehicle which is very frequently mistaken for its Commando cousin. The Jeepster was a more modern take on the SUV, but was built long before vehicles like this were the norm in the segment. The name comes from a vehicle built by Willys-Overland just after WWII. The 1948-1950 Jeepster was a way for Willys-Overland to build something more car-like while still using as many components and body panels from the Jeep as possible.
Willys-Overland merged with Kaiser in 1953, and eventually the nameplate was reborn for a much more successful line of vehicles that lasted into AMC’s ownership of Jeep. The mid-60s was an era when other manufacturers were bringing out off-roaders of their own, and Kaiser needed some fresh thinking in order to hold on to its market segment. The Jeepster was an off-roader with a full interior, air conditioning, carpeting and other refinements that at the time were found in cars, but not off-road vehicles. There was also the Commando line of Jeepsters that were more traditionally utilitarian, but as I mentioned, this isn’t one of those.
Continue reading to learn more about the 1968 Jeep Jeepster Convertible.
The 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4X4 Rubicon is a 2-door, 4-passenger sport-utility vehicle. Although the Wrangler is in its third generation, this is part of a much larger evolution that dates back over sixty years to the first civilian Jeeps built after World War II. The Rubicon version was first introduced in 2003 in conjunction with promotion for the movie “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.” In 2007, Jeep debuted the latest Wrangler. This version is incorporates a slightly larger redesigned body, and introduced a four-door Unlimited model to join the traditional two-door. The Rubicon is the most rugged of the four available trims, and with the starting price around $28,000, it is also the most expensive.