Jeep® Heritage | 1971 Jeepster Commando Hurst Edition

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Each Friday on the Jeep® Blog, we explore the Jeep brand’s iconic heritage by highlighting a different historical vehicle. This week’s vehicle is the 1971 Jeepster Commando Hurst Edition.

 

The 1971 Jeepster Commando Hurst Edition was born out of a partnership between Kaiser Industries and Hurst Performance, a company best known for performance parts. The vehicle was still in the works when American Motors took bought the Jeep brand, but that didn’t stop this special Jeep vehicle from hitting the showroom floors. Well, a few of them, anyway – the 1971 Jeepster Commando Hurst Edition is considered one of the rarest and most unique Jeep vehicles ever manufactured, with an estimated 100 vehicles built.

 

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From the beginning of the collaboration, the Jeepster Hurst Edition was meant to draw attention. The vehicle only came with a champagne white exterior, with distinctive red and blue stripes adorning the cowl and the lower tailgate. Hurst badging was featured on the either side of the hood and on the tailgate.

 

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The Jeepster Hurst Edition had a hood scoop with a Hurst 8,000-rpm tachometer. Manual-transmission vehicles featured the Hurst T-handle shifter, while the automatic transmission featured the Hurst Dual Gate shifter.

 

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The Toledo-assembled vehicle was always designed to be in limited production, but even fewer vehicles were built than initially planned. Most estimates have the total production at about 100 vehicles, making it one of the most unique Jeep vehicles ever produced.

  • http://evallesrm@hotmail.com edwin valles

    Buenas noches yo tengo uno igual del 69 por fin pude ver uno en internet los felicitos por tremendo vehiculo 4*4

  • http://4wheelonline.com/jeep/Rugged_Ridge.92332 Ruggedridge

    What do we call that a classic version of Jeep or what?Jeez! I must say times have really changed ,looking at what the market is offering now and that,we are going places.

  • Steve Nance

    I have a 70 Jeep CJ that I bought through an AMC dealer in 72 with 2900 miles…it had only been owned by Kaiser. Bright green, Hurst badges on sides, hand laid fiberglass front end that has a rounded nose that is a few inches longer then the standard grill. I was told this was a show/concept vehicle created by Hurst. It also had fake side pipes, a rear cowl over the back, wider white steel rims and larger goodyears and Hurst “roll-control” brake linelock….some other bits.
    Beleive it or not I still own this. Anyone have more information on this one of a kind?

  • TimRust

    What is a 1971 Jeepster Hurst Edition worth that needs to be redone but has no rust

  • Hurst Guy

    I own a 1971 Hurst Jeep Jeepster Commando which is in original condition. It spent all of it’s life in the Nevada desert until I brought it to Arkansas. (no rust) All of the Hurst goodies are intact and functional.225 odd fire Buick with Dana 3 speed trans.

    Lotsa fun to drive and most people have never seen one.