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Jeep Builds WWII Salute Concept Wrangler to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Commemorative Wrangler is a tribute to Jeep history

Corey Simone
Jul 18, 2016
Photographers: Jeep
2016 marks 75 years of Jeep production as we know it, and in honor of that and its storied military history, Jeep built a commemorative concept Wrangler on the assembly line at it’s oldest factory in Toledo, Ohio. Based off a Wrangler Sport model, the Salute concept pays homage to the years of military service with the capability and performance of the 2016 Wrangler.
Photo 2/7   |   Salute Jeep Wrangler Concept Assembly
Built on the 75th anniversary the day Willys-Overland Motor Co. was awarded the U.S. Government Contract to build the Willys MB (July15, 1941), the Salute Wrangler concept is a perfect modern-day replica of the original Willys. With a small two-door JK body, absence of B-pillars, a top, and painted the classic olive green, the Salute blends the original Willys design with the modern Wrangler perfectly. With a 3.6L Pentastar V-6 and six-speed manual transmission, the salute Wrangler packs quite a bit more power than the first MB built for service.
Sixteen-inch steel wheels, painted the same olive drab that covers the body, are wrapped with 32-inch period-correct non-directional tires, giving the Salute a perfect set of vintage shoes. Basic steel front and rear bumpers with tow hooks, a rear-mounted spare, wood hood blocks, and side mirrors complete the classic exterior MB styling cues on the Salute concept. The interior is as close to original Willys as a 2016 Wrangler could get, with low-back canvas seats and no bells-and-whistles, and an empty rear cargo area, the Salute concept was built to be a simple workhorse just like the original 75 years ago.
Photo 3/7   |   Salute Jeep Wrangler Concept Full
With a legendary military and civilian past, the Jeep has been a part of millions of American’s lives. Whether through military service, hard-working 4x4 vehicles, daily drivers, or off-road tackling machines, the Jeep has become an American icon and the Salute concept embodies the spirit of the Jeep perfectly.
Unfortunately for us, the Salute is a one-of-a-kind concept and won’t be for sale, but you can chose from a pretty badass 75th anniversary lineup of Jeeps for 2016, you can even get them with that awesome olive drab paint scheme.
Source: Jeep

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