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JEEP Concept

The following are Jeep Experimental, Prototype Models and concept vehicles made by Jeep over the years.



Jeep Concept vehicles
1958 DJ-3A Pickup
1970 XJ001
1970 XJ002
1971 Jeep Cowboy
1977 Jeep II
1986 Cherokee Targa
1987 Comanche Thunderchief
1989 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler
1990 Jeep JJ
1990 Jeep Freedom
1991 Jeep Wagoneer 2000
1992 Jeep Concept 1
1993 Jeep Ecco
1997 Jeep Cherokee Casablanca
1997 Jeep Wrangler Ultimate Rescue
1997 Fender Jeep Wrangler
1997 Jeep Dakar
1997 Jeep Icon
1999 Jeep Journey
1999 Jeep Jeepster Concept
2000 Jeep Cherokee Total Exposure
2000 Jeep Varsity
2000 Jeep Commander Concept
2000 Jeep Willys
2001 Jeep Willys 2
2002 Jeep Wrangler Tabasco
2002 Jeep Wrangler Patriot
2002 Jeep Wrangler Mountain Biker
2004 Jeep Treo
2004 Jeep Rescue
2004 Jeep Liberator CRD
2005 Jeep Hurricane
2005 Jeep Gladiator Concept
2005 Jeep Agressor (the Rezo)
2007 Jeep Trailhawk
2007 Jeep JT Pickup


Jeep Military Prototype?
Jeep Tank Tracks
Recently a set of Tank Tracks that were apparently designed for a CJ-5 were discovered. As preparation for installation is underway, the owner is trying to get more information on this set of CJ-5 Tank Tracks that were manufactured in the 1960's.

Do you know anything about these Tracks? If you do, drop us an email! If not you still have to check these out!  CJ-5 Tank Tracks


1970 XJ-001 Jeep Concept

"IDEA" JEEP VEHICLE - In 1970, Jeep Corporation stylists created the XJ001, a fresh design concept in four-wheel-drive vehicles.  Built on a Jeep Universal CJ-5 Chassis, the one-of-a-kind prototype had an 81-inch wheelbase, extra-wide tread and plastic body.  This model several years later was accidentally destroyed when a van in which it was being transported turned over and burned. original article clip of the 1970 "Idea" XJ001 Jeep Concept

1970 XJ-001 Jeep Concept

1970 XJ-002 "Bolide" Jeep Concept

The photo to the right is supposedly of the elusive XJ002 "Bolide" concept. The word Bolide means "a large meteor that explodes in the atmosphere". The XJ002 had a plastic body and a plastic roof that bulged up for head clearance. The XJ002 Bolide was reported to have been built on a Commando V6 chassis and was shown at the 1970 NYC Auto Show. There are rumors that the XJ002 still survives somewhere although it had been reportedly modified from it's original condition.


1977 Jeep II

Jeep II

1979 Jeepster II

Read the 1979 Press Release about the Jeepster II


Jeep Jeepster Concept

1990 Jeep Freedom
1992 Jeep Concept 1
2000 Jeep
Wagoneer Concept

2000 Jeep Varsity
Jeep Icon Concept (1997)
Jeep Ecco Concept
Jeep Dakar (1997)
Jeep Willys Concept
Jeep Varsity Concept
Jeep Hurricane Concept  
Jeep Rescue Concept
Jeep Gladiator Concept
Jeep Trailhawk
Concept 4x4

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2003 Jeep Treo Concept
Jeep JT Pickup Truck
Jeep JT Concept Truck
Other AMC concepts



While's it's not a Jeep, it is an awesome concept version of the AMC Gremlin and we had to include it since it was a true AMC concept vehicle.


The following Prototypes were non Jeep however as you can see they were similar to and potentially led to Jeep predecessors and prototypes.

Among a number of four-wheeled prototypes based on the Crosley passenger cars, Crosley also tried in 1942-43 to sell the Army on its Pup, a four-wheel-drive “extra light weight” truck, powered again by the air-cooled two-cylinder engine. Crosley built 37 of them for testing purposes, the one pictured being the first. They could only carry the driver and one passenger, and the military testers, initially enthusiastic about the Pup, found weak steering knuckles, weak springs and a weak steering column. According to Crimson, one of the later production versions existed in the Transportation Corps Museum in Ft. Eustis, Virginia - at least in 1983, when the book was published.

Predating Henry J’s company’s purchase of the Jeep brand by 10 years, Kaiser submitted a couple designs for a lightweight reconnaissance vehicle in the same category as the Crosley Pup above. The first, the Kaiser Lightweight, looked a lot like a wide Willys Jeep, but the second, the Kaiser Extra Lightweight, well, looked like a regular Willys Jeep with a Dodge Command Car’s slanted back end.

The KEL was a two-seater with an X-type frame, trailing-arm/torsion-bar four-wheel independent suspension and a 25hp air-cooled Continental flat-four engine in the front (the KL used a rear-mounted air-cooled Continental two-cylinder). It apparently ranked good in tests, with excellent engine performance and fuel economy, but the lack of ground clearance relegated it to also-ran status in the military’s WWII search for a smaller jeep.

[source: Hemmings]




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Dick Cepek Fun Country Nylon
Dick Cepek Fun Country Kevlar
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Maxxis M-8080 Mudzilla
Maxxis MT-754 Buckshot
Maxxis MT-753 Bravo
Maxxis MA-751 Bravo
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Maxxis MT-762 BigHorn
Nitto Mud Grappler
Nitto Terra Grappler
Nitto Dura Grappler
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Nokian Vatiiva MT
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Goodyear Wrangler MT/R
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Toyo Open Country AT
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TrXus Mud Terrain
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Michelin LTX A/T²
Michelin LTX AT2 Press
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Mickey Thompson MTZ
Mickey Thompson MTX
Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Radial
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Mickey Thompson Baja Crusher
Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ Radial SLT
Competition Claw
Dunlop Mud Rover
Federal Couragia M/T
Nitto Dura Grappler
Yokohama Geolandar
Dick Cepek's 2008 F-250 Super Duty Project Vehicle – Project CRUSHER
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Traditional CJ-2A
Wrangler YJ
  Wrangler TJ
                                                                        CJ-8                                   LJ      
                    CJ-5 - 1955-1983                                             Wrangler JK
                    CJ-6 - (stretched CJ-5) - 1955-1981                                                   JK Unlimited
                    Jeep DJ Postal / Dispatch Jeep / Surrey Gala Package                                                  
Mid SUV       VJ
                              C101 C104                                                       Liberty KJ
Large SUV                                     Wagoneer / Cherokee SJ Grand Wagoneer   Gr. Cherokee ZJ Gr. Cherokee WJ Gr. Cherokee WK
                                                                              Cherokee XJ         Commander
Pickup                                     Gladiator Honcho
                                    J-Series Pickups                                            
Truck                       Forward Control
FC-150, FC-170
                                  FJ-3, FJ-3A Fleetvan                                                                    
Crossover                                                                                                                             Compass
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