1973 Jeep Commando is One Odd & Awesome Truck

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1973 Jeep Commando

Kaiser-Jeep truck-SUV hybrid a unique remnant from the 1970s going on the auction block.

The 1970s were a weird time. Case in point: The 1973 Jeep Commando. Also called the Jeepster, this was an experiment from Kaiser-Jeep. Depending on who you ask, this experiment went very wrong, or very right.

We are of the mind that this is so very right. Say what you will, it is one cool ride. Not quite a Jeep, not quite a truck, the Commando definitely was distinct and fun. Mecum Auctions will be auctioning off this cherry Commando at their Las Vegas 2018 auction on November 15-17.

1973 Jeep Commando

The two-seater is sleek and clean, black with a black interior. It is also remarkably preserved.

1973 Jeep Commando

The Commando is 4-wheel-drive and powered by a respectable Chevrolet 350 CI V-8 engine and paired to an automatic transmission.

The clean interior is a time-machine back to 1973. All period gauges on the dash look retro-tastic. It also includes an overhead console, air conditioning, power steering, power door locks.

1973 Jeep Commando

And yes, strange as it is to say for a Jeep, but it has a solid truck bed.

It is a fun and crazy Jeep from another era, and one we’d happily add to our dream garage.

Photos: Mecum Auctions

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Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications.

The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected]

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