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Meet the Wrangler 75th Salute concept

by David Zatz on

The Willys MA and Ford GP (based on a Willys / Bantam design) started production in 1941, and, in 1946, was officially called the “Jeep” for the first time.  Jeep created its Wrangler 75th Salute concept vehicle as a tribute to this heritage.

2016 Jeep Salute concept car

The concept is based on a two-door Wrangler Sport, scrapping the B-pillars and doors and using a military olive-drab color scheme. The 16 inch steel wheels have 32-inch military tires. Elements designed to echo the MA include the hood latches, spare tire, steel front and rear bumpers with tow hooks, and low back canvas seats. It also has wood hood blocks, custom mirrors, and bronze fender badges. It is, as one would hope, a manual-transmission model.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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