Hemi-Powered Jeep Wrangler is a $100k, 1,200hp eBay wonder
Am I mad for saying it's probably worth it?
In 2021, Jeep is going to celebrate its 80th anniversary in style by unveiling a revised version of its flagship product, the Wrangler. Mind you, some people feel the rugged charm of the old Wrangler has been lost in translation with the new one but the good news is you can still find reasonably-priced pre-owned versions. Not this one, though. This is not exactly old, and it's certainly not cheap. The owner is asking $99,000. It's a lot of money, I know, but I think it's worth it. Bear with me on this.
This is a M.Y. 2014 Wrangler, which makes it old enough to still pack some interesting features but also modern enough to be usable. When I say usable, what I mean is expensive. This particular Wrangler was modified by Starwood Motors for SEMA 2014 and one of the things they added was a new engine. And an impressive one at that. It's powered by an enormous 7.0-liter Hemi V8, which was then modified with the addition of a 2.9 L Whipple supercharger, an upgraded rear diff, hardened axles and the result is an outstanding 1,200 hp power output.
The body was painted in what they call 'Infused Dupont KEVLAR Pulp' paint job in Reno red, with an AEV Heat Reduction hood with mesh grilles, angel-eye LED headlights, a VPR Rally short bumper, a 12,000 lbs Warn Winch, Recon Red taillights power side steps by Kodiak. The Wrangler rides on 22-inch Forgiato Terra wheels with 37-inch Mud Grappler tires. So far so good.
Inside, you'll find Natural Brown leather upholstery with black stripes and quilting, along with an Alpine 9-inch touchscreen (with a backup camera) and Focal speakers. The car was recently relisted with a buy-it-now price of $99,000.00 (9 watchers at the time of writing) but the seller will consider offers.
This is a great car in mint condition with a great engine and a long list of mods so when you consider, $100k is still a lot of money but it's kinda worth it. Don't you think?