Jeep® Heritage | 1967 Jeepster Commando

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 1967 Jeepster Commando.

In bringing back the “Jeepster” name (from the 1948-1951 Jeep Willys Jeepster), the Jeep brand gave a nod and a wink to the past while introducing a full lineup of vehicle body styles. In 1967, the Jeepster Commando Roadster, Jeepster Commando Pickup, Jeepster Commando Convertible, and Jeepster Commando Station Wagon vehicles were introduced to the public.

 

 

The Commando was, first of all, designed to be fun, on or off the road (or on the beach – the brand went for a youthful push in marketing the vehicle, as the beautiful red Jeepster above so ably displays). From 1967 to 1971, the Jeepster Commando was built on the CJ-6 chassis. The four body options represented a full spectrum of versatility, from the smooth luxury styling of the roadster to the capability of the pickup.

 

 

 

Today, Jeep brand enthusiasts still love the “Dauntless” V6 engine, optional TH400 transmission, and full floating Dana 27 front and 44 rear axles that the original Jeepster Commando sported. In 1972-1973, the next iteration of the vehicle (the name “Jeepster” was dropped) was built. The Commando’s front end was restyled to accommodate engines, a fact that could have contributed to the vehicle’s discontinuation in 1973.

 

 

 

Stay tuned to the Jeep Blog as we finish our look at the Jeep brand’s rich heritage in the 1960s and begin to dive into the 1970s.

 

17 Responses to “Jeep® Heritage | 1967 Jeepster Commando”

  1. Boyce Putman

    on the first picture who is the Idiot who parked the
    at beautiful car in the surf. That car need to be treasured.

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    • Rob Franklin

      That would have been the Kaiser-Jeep Corporation. They had a whole print ad line-up with that white/red Jeepster convertible. That is one of the few ad pics that did not have the bikini clad girls, a surfer dude and a surf board.

  2. Ken Kronemeyer

    Had a 1972 Jeepster Commando until last year………….loved it, but hated the low gearing and the mileage lol

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  3. Rob Franklin

    I have a 67 Glacier white over Presidents red convertible model that in it’s day looked exactly like the first pic. Unfortunately left to rot too many years in the CA desert.

    Only 2736 of them made but no real collector market so I am restoring to Commando level for fun. Cannot afford to put her back like new.

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  4. Joe LeDonne

    Beautiful period factory photos. The Convertible, not the Roadster, was the model with “smooth luxury styling”

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  5. don quant

    Phil,
    I have a 68 commando that rolled over creating damage to the top of the vehicle. i drove it around the farm for a few year with the damaged sheet metal then parked in my barn. The chassis is good, driveline is good, engine was good but its been sitting awhile. I bought a used hood for it that has some surface rust but is probably OK otherwise. I’m going to get rid of it this spring.
    You’re probably too far away to have any interest. I’m in upstate New York

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  6. jeffrey

    I have a very nice 1969 commando all redone for sale PM for info

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  7. We are restoring my grandmothers 1968 jeepster pick up. How many pick ups did jeep manufacture

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  8. Klint Scherrer

    i have one with a 400 trans and the top two bolts are 11″ center to center , does this trans bolt up to any other motor AMC, Jeep, chevy, buick?

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  9. Larry Atkins

    I recently bought a 67 Jeepster convertible. It is not labeled Commando. What makes it a Commando or just a Jeepster? What is the difference? Thanks

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