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Since 1941, the Jeep name has sym­bol­ized a unique fam­ily of go-any­where, do-any­thing ve­hi­cles – first de­vel­oped for mil­i­tary use, and af­ter 1945, con­tin­u­ally adapted for a wide va­ri­ety of civil­ian ap­pli­ca­tions. The Jeep brand is cel­e­brat­ing its 75th an­niver­sary in 2016, and to mark the oc­ca­sion, a com­mem­o­ra­tive oneof-a-kind Wrangler 75th Salute con­cept ve­hi­cle is be­ing cre­ated as a trib­ute to the brand’s leg­endary his­tory and mil­i­tary her­itage.

The “func­tion over form” of the orig­i­nal Jeep mil­i­tary ser­vice ve­hi­cles is ev­i­dent in this unique con­cept ve­hi­cle. The Wrangler 75th Salute con­cept – a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Willys MB – is based on a two-door Wrangler Sport and high­lights rugged func­tion­al­ity with her­itage de­sign cues, in­clud­ing the ab­sence of B-pil­lars and doors. The ex­te­rior fea­tures an olive-drab colour scheme, 16-in steel wheels wrapped in 32-in mil­i­tary non-di­rec­tional tires, hood latches, a rear-mounted spare tire, steel front and rear bumpers with tow hooks and low back can­vas seats, echo the orig­i­nal mil­i­tary Jeep ve­hi­cles. Other fea­tures in­clude cus­tom wood hood blocks and side mir­rors, as well as bronze com­mem­o­ra­tive fender badges.

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