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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