A Jeep® brand vehicle enthusiast’s version of going “Commando” is a little bit different than everyone else’s.
The Jeepster Commando (also known as the C101) was sold from 1966 to 1971.Four different models were available, making the Commando a jack-of-all-trades. Customers had the choice between a wagon (pictured above), convertible, roadster, and a pickup truck. Whether one was in the market for something sporty, functional, or – let’s be honest – both, the Commando was a great vehicle.
The Commando ran on the powerful F4-134 Hurricane, an inline-4 piston engine. The vehicle had the rugged capability to match its classic Jeep styling (who doesn’t smile at the sight of that classic grill?). With more cargo and passenger space (a pickup bed or larger rear area, depending on your model of choice) it also made for a great hauler.
As the precursor to the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Jeepster Commando holds a special place in Jeep history. For more Jeep heritage, visit Jeep.com and check out the Jeep Blog heritage archive.