Jeep's 80th anniversary special edition 1941 Wrangler is on sale
But is it that special?
Since its inception in 1941, the Jeep brand has always been synonymous with off-roaders. And as the American carmaker celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, it wishes to pay tribute to its roots, specifically its founding year.
Commemorating the same sees the introduction of this - the limited-edition Jeep Wrangler 1941. Jeep claims this to be the most capable Wrangler ever to hit the UK roads and not the world as this iteration is limited only to the Britishers. Just 41 units, a founding year reference, will be sold, and all are available to order for a starting price of £58,050 ($80,534).
For those extra £10 grand, Jeep is offering a host of its factory fitted performance parts. The ones that work their magic beneath the limelight comprise a two-inch suspension lift kit, enhanced rear body protection, splash guards for the front and rear, and that’s about it.
The evidently visible add-ons include the 1941 decaling on the bonnet, black fuel filler door, all-weather rubber mats and the wheel arch extension. Jeep has also thrown in a hardtop headliner for when the weather gods play foul. And if you were waiting to read the mechanical alterations, I’m afraid there aren’t any.
The Wrangler 1941 uses the same 2.2-litre four-cylinder Multijet diesel engine producing 200hp and 450Nm torques. It gets paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with all four wheels being driven. Additionally, the special edition can be had in either of the four paint schemes available - Brilliant Black, Granite Crystal, Firecracker red and Billet Silver.