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1970 Hurst Jeepster Commando VERY RARE

1970 Jeep Commando Hurst for sale in Carnelian Bay, California, United States

Item location: Carnelian Bay, California, United States
Make: Jeep
Model: Commando
Type: SUV
Trim: Hurst
Year: 1970
Mileage: 1284
VIN: 8705F17 67879
Color: White
Engine size: 225 Dauntless
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Jeep Commando 1970

Up for AuctionThe ability to own a super rare classic. I have listed this before. Here are some new things added up top. Below will be full description.
I do have 3 of the original wheelsThe original engine with 2 barrel carb is sold with this auction (its a bit rough and will need rebuild if putting back in)The last 2 pictures show the original stripes. They are in places where they do not see the sun so they survived.
Click on this link to get some great history. You will also see my VIN number listed here as the 1st
There is no denying that this rare vehicle needs some final work. I do drive it around here and there, but not far. It was a hit at the local car show. I should have put a for sale sign in the window then.
No you cannot fly in and drive it back to New York or wherever.

NOW FOR DESCRIPTION1970 Hurst Jeepster #1
This could be the rarest production Jeep in the world (not just this model, THIS jeep)
It is not known exactly how many of these were built. Some say 100 but I think more have come out of the woodwork.
From research done, there's no solid record of the Hurst build numbers. There is a registry and this one is the earliest number out there. This may be the one pictured in the showroom photo. I have only seen 2 Hurst Jeepsters with the blue stripe that runs side to side in front of the red stripe. Only the really early ones.
Has the luggage rack
Has the rare Hurst badges (not aftermarket). I tried to have a company rechrome all the original emblems, but they were too pitted. The hurst badges are not pot metal, so they chromed up real nice.
The hood scoop had been stolen years before I got this vehicle. The one on there currently is a reproduction and made to look old. The tach was stollen with the scoop, but the Dixco hood tach is what is put in there now.
The wheels and tires are brand new. Have about 5 miles on the tires. I drove it to a car show and back.
The dauntless 225 is a rebuilt engine with the 4 barrel conversion. This motor came with the vehicle. The original engine was pulled, but does come with the sale to keep the original motor with it.
Has TH400 Transmission
Has Hurst Dual Gate shifter
All electrical works. All lights work.
The interior is new, however not the original design. This is black and white houndstooth.
Brand new Windshield and seal. All the rest of the glass is in good shape.
Comes with some new badging that has yet to be installed. Plus all original badging, and some more I purchased just to have.
New radiator
New battery
New floorpans (which come with the vehicle) will need to be welded in.
Needs some paint and body work if you want to do a restoration. I like it the way it sits, but if I was to keep, I would showroom restore this.
My original plan was to do a full restore, however time and expenses ran out. There has been quite a bit of work done. It is driveable.
Some of the stuff that was done, was not done to factory specs, like the seat design, the hood scoop is aftermarket remake (from a jeepster parts vendor), the stripes that you see on there now were recently put on, but the original stripes are still there on places where the sun don't shine. The dash was slightly cut for a newer radio and possibly a cb radio. Who knows. So a grille and an older radio was put in place for looks. I could not stand looking at the cut dash. The side mirrors are not original.
I have a bunch of shop records through its life. Mostly oil changes and maintenance.
All in all, this is an awesome vehicle with a ton of potential, or just leave it alone and use it as is. I would not call this a daily driver, but I have no problem cruising around the lake.
I have described this to the best of my ability. As questions come in that I may have forgotten, I will update my posting.

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