The Jeepster Commando is a forgotten Jeep model they produced between 1966 and 1973. It was an upscale version of those pure off-road models that featured removable hardtops and a small truck bed behind the front seats. It was a practical model that drivers could use for cruising, as well as for carrying smaller items and going off-road.
Buyers had a wide selection of engines, from small inline four and six cylinders to V6 and V8 engines. AMC produced most of the engines because they owned the Jeep brand at the time. Also, Buick produced a 225 V6 known as the Dauntless V6. Despite solid sales results; Jeep decided the Commando had no future on the market. They discontinued this interesting, capable convertible SUV in the early ’70s.
With the Wrangler prices already going strong, the Commando could be a more interesting option. It is cooler, rarer and more comfortable. Also, it uses the same basic technology.