A Jeep dealership in Viroqua, Wisconsin is promoting a custom-made Jeep Gladiator “Honcho J-10” tribute truck—a customized job so effectively executed it would simply be higher than the ’70s authentic—for the eye-watering value of $69,885.
Sleepy Hole Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram shared on a current Fb publish the decked-out 2020 Jeep Gladiator that is been outfitted to resemble the unique Jeep J-10 pickup’s Honcho bundle from yesteryear. This car was recognized for boasting options like Levi’s denim inside, a roll bar, and a paint job straight out of a Charlie’s Angels episode.
The brand new Honcho takes its look and different components immediately from the unique, with a two-tone paint job, white metal wheels, and a black rollbar with yellow KC lights. There’s additionally a bed-mounted spare tire holder (that we might most positively do with out). In contrast to the previous model, this practice Gladiator’s upgrades seem like extra than simply beauty. The video’s presenter mentions Fox shocks, a elevate package, and different customized components which have been added to the brand new Jeep to make it extra carefully resemble the old-school truck.
The Drive spoke with a salesman from Sleepy Hole Jeep, who confirmed no engine performance-enhancing equipment have been put in—solely beauty and dealing with.
The Gladiator was launched for the 2020 mannequin 12 months after a Jeep pickup truck was absent from the lineup for practically 40 years. Although the brand new truck carries a powerful resemblance to its legendary Jeep stablemate, the Wrangler, only a few components are literally shared between the 2 automobiles. It is at present supplied completely with a three.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that makes 280 horsepower with both a six-speed guide or eight-speed automated transmission. Each Gladiator options four-wheel drive.
The value to pay for all of the retro goodness positive is steep, however contemplating the typical Gladiator is promoting for $56,000, it is no shock people are prepared to pay much more for originality and a chunk of their childhood dream truck.