With sporty styling outside and Jeep guts inside, AMC advertised the 1973 Jeep Commando as “The Jeep for All Reasons”. It was designed to be a capable utility vehicle that served both the 4-Wheel Drive consumer looking for a vehicle with proven off-road capabilities as well as the on-road 2-Wheel Drive consumer looking for a spacious vehicle with “refined road manners” that was “silky, smooth and sporty”. The Commando was an effort at offering a vehicle with broad appeal that offered the best of all worlds. The Jeepster came in both a wagon and pickup models. It can be said that the Commando was one of the first vehicles that bridged the gap from station wagon to utility truck, helping define today's Sport Utility segment.
This 1973 Jeep Commando, owned by one family since new, is the result of a complete body-off restoration. From the exterior to the interior, it is apparent that nothing was overlooked when restoring this vehicle. Every nut and bolt on the Commando is polished stainless steel and the transmission, transfer-case, drive shafts, gas tank, door frames and several other components have been powder coated. This Commando rides on a Straight 6 – 258 cubic inch motor, the larger motor offered in 1973, that has been bored 30 over and tied to a Turbo 400 Transmission. A mild street cam and split coated headers have been added and the Jeep has power front disc brakes. With only 18,500 original miles, this Commando is nicer than the day it came off the showroom floor. Jeeps, especially those that are unique and have a great history, are becoming more and more collectible each day. This unique Commando is undoubtedly one to see.
Unless stated otherwise, vehicle mileage on title is exempt and unknown if original.