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Jeepster Beach Resto-Mod based on 2020 Wrangler Rubicon

The 2021 Easter Jeep Safari at Moab wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to Jeep off-road vehicles of the past.

Second of the seven concepts from Jeep and Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) this year is the Jeepster Beach.

The Jeepster Beach “Resto-Mod” is a throwback to the second-generation Jeepster Commando. It rekindles memories for many of those carefree days at the beach with friends and surf boards – cruising beaches, surf and dunes.

Looking endlessly for that perfect place and perfect wave in the perfect ride. 

Originally designed around the growing interest in leisure time use of 4×4 vehicles, the Jeepster Commando was the first compact four-wheel-drive vehicle with an automatic transmission.

Unlike the Jeep CJs of its day, it boasted modern amenities, such as doors, roll-up side glass, a heater and roof, as standard equipment.

 

The Jeepster Beach concept started as a 1968 Jeepster Commando (C-101) and was seamlessly blended with a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Jeepster Commandos were made for fun in the sun, and this ultimate beach-themed cruiser continues that tradition by embodying a spirited, carefree attitude.


 
The body was modified and the exterior fuses original chrome trim with an updated, brightly colored two-tone paint scheme of Hazy IPA and Zinc Oxide. While the Jeepster Beach maintains the outward appearance of a vintage Jeepster, it commands peak performance both on- and off-road delivered by the modern-day Jeep Wrangler.

Under the hood, it uses a high-tech 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a custom, concept calibration that increases the engine output about 25 percent above the production version to 340 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. 

The direct-injection engine uses a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger mounted directly to the cylinder head, along with a dedicated cooling circuit for the turbocharger, intake air and throttle body for exceptional responsiveness, performance and fuel efficiency.

An eight-speed automatic transmission mated to a 4:1 transfer case delivers power to 35-inch tires. 

Jeepster Beach’s custom interior features low-back bucket seats trimmed in red leather. The rear seat was replaced with a chrome, four-point safety cage and the carpets were removed to make cleaning out sand a breeze.

Source:  Jeep / Mopar Easter Jeep Safari Concepts Release

For more information about the current line of Jeep vehicles, go to www.jeep.com

Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) from Mopar provides off-road enthusiasts with high-end, hard-core quality aftermarket accessories and performance parts.  See the full line of Jeep Performance Parts at mopar.com/jpp

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, inwheeltime.com will feature the Jeep Orange Peelz concept based on the two-door Wrangler.