Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
Just sold my Jeep Commando
Some of you who have been on here awhile probably remember me talking about my '69 Jeepster Commando. I've had the thing for about 10 years and it was my little yard tractor. I always had hopes to one day rebuild it but never found the time. About 2 years ago it was to the point where it needed a lot of work to be upgraded to "junk" status. But I still hung onto it. We moved to the new house and I drug that thing along with us and it has been sitting in the woods for a year untouched.
Well today some guy stopped by and asked me if I wanted to sell it. I said I hadn't really thought about it and he said he'd give me $150 for it. Well of course it was worth way more than that in my mind so we went over and looked at it and I said, "Can't you do a little better?" and he said, "$200 right now, cash money." Well I thought about it for a minute and pictured a 2 year project with expenses probably approaching $8,000 so I said yes. I figure he's a Jeep nut and now the thing is his project instead of mine. He leaves and I figure it is going to be at least a week before I hear from him again. Well what do you know, he shows up an hour later with a wrecker and hands me the money and loads the thing up. I'm starting to tell him about the work it will need to become operational and he stops me and says, "Dude, we're not restoring it, we're crushing it."
So all the rest of the Commandos in existance just became more valuable today. There is one less of them in the world. Evidently this one was worth more for it's metal than as a vehicle.
Enclosed are a couple of pictures of fond memories.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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