1973 Jeep Commando 65K-Miles Survivor Time Capsule

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:GAS
Color:Avocado Mist Metallic
Interior Color:Light Sand
Engine:4.2 L 258 CIN Straight-6 Gasoline
Trim:Removable Hardtop
Number of Cylinders:6
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1973 AMC Jeep Commando C104
Well-Preserved Time Capsule Survivor
Avocado Mist Metallic Exterior
Original Light Sand Interior
65,580 Original Miles
Five owners in TN/MD/VA/NC/CA
Driven only 3000 miles in past 20 years
258 cu in 4.2L AMC Straight-6
Automatic transmission & Power Steering
Removable Hardtop has never been off
$4000 in service work in August 2014
Easy to drive & ready to enjoy

INFO: The Jeep Commando was first introduced in 1966 as a versatile 4x4 that was equally at home on mountain roads or in town. Nicknamed the “mountain goat”, it gained a strong following & stellar reputation for being able to tackle any driving condition with ease. Its competition included the International Scout, Toyota Land Cruiser, & Ford Bronco. The C104 model was introduced in 1972 with a new conventional full-width grille. It was offered with three AMC engine options: the 232 cu in (3.8L), 258 cu in (4.2L) AMC Straight-6, or the 304 cu in (5.0L) AMC V8. Production in 1972-73 was limited to 20,223 AMC-spec C104 Jeep Commandos. The Commando model was discontinued in 1974 when the Cherokee was introduced.

HISTORY: Purchased new for $4591 by John Roberts on 17 February 1973 in Bristol Tennessee, he traded-in his 1968 Commando. It spent little time in off-road use, as it was stored at a vacation home for many years to take shopping & touring. Over 21 years it was driven 62,000 miles then sold to three collectors over the next 20 years and driven only 3000 miles more. With 65,580 original miles, original interior, & original 258 Straight-6 engine, it has been well cared for.

RECENT SERVICE: In August 2014 it was treated to a $4000 visit for a complete inspection & work to make it a reliable driver including all new brakes, drums, shocks, cables, & steering work. It starts quickly and idles smoothly, goes through all gears with ease, stops with a firm pedal, and gets up to 65mph without much effort. Electrical items all work as intended. Spare tire is located behind the rear seat.

ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS: This Jeep comes with the original 1973 dealer invoice & purchase agreement, original 1973 owner’s manual, tire jack, and paperwork throughout its pampered life.

ISSUES: There are small rust spots on the rear gate, inside the rear storage area, and on the rocker panels. These are fairly typical for Commandos. It’s easy to drive but wanders a bit on the road. While the shop continues to sort out this issue & may fix it, this would be the only mechanical aspect we are less than pleased with. The interior is near perfect in its originality, with the only blemish being wear on the floor mat near the accelerator pedal.

LOCATION: It’s currently located in northern San Diego California USA. If you’d like to make an appointment for an inspection and/or test drive please give us a call at 760 845 8447.

If you are looking for a super low-mile, all-original time machine Jeep Commando to drive & enjoy, this is the one!

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