The Jeep Commando represented the final run of the Jeepster Commando, itself a rebirth of the Jeepster name originally used in the late 40s/early 50s. This one appears to be remarkably original, wearing its beautiful brown paint.
For the Jeepster Command and Jeep Commando, the formula was something a bit more wagon-life vs. the Jeep CJ. Unlike the original Jeepster, which was more of a car, these offered four-wheel drive, which was necessary to compete with the International Scout and Ford Bronco at the time.
This example has the top engine, the 304 cubic inch (5 liter) V8, which should offer enough torque to move this Commando smartly. This would be a good cruiser or off-roader with its automatic transmission. The seller claims 110K miles and that everything works, with only minor rust starting. The buy-it-now price isn’t crazy. What’s it worth to you?
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Vancouver, Washington, USA
$4,500 BIN with offers considered and six days to go
This is the classic second-gen Jeepster profile and appears to be amazingly original.
Winch on the front says this Commando means business.
Rear is no more styled than the rest.
Interior is spartan by most standards, but was borderline luxurious by Jeep standards at the time. Column-shifted automatic means three can use this bench.
Gauges and controls are also much less agricultural vs. a Jeep CJ.
There’s currently no back seat, but there’s a good amount of storage.
“Super Rare 1972 Jeep 4×4 SC-2 limited-edition Super Commando 2, one owner since new, original paint, interior, and drivetrain. Fully loaded model including optional 304 V8, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, and Air Conditioning. 110k original miles, factory paint, decals, interior, drivetrain, etc. Added winch bumper and Warn winch, added dual auxiliary tanks which fill under the hood (*no cuts in the body). Removable hard top. Runs and drives great. Very little rust, just starting on PS rocker, minor PS quarter panel damage, otherwise very straight. This is a very rare and collectible Jeep. 360-xxx-xxxx”
You are bidding on a super-rare limited edition 1972 Jeep SC-2 Super Commando 4×4 sport utility vehicle. One-year only model, very few made. This is a one owner truck that was ordered with just about everything you could get, including the optional AMC 304 V8, Heavy-Duty Automatic transmission, four-wheel drive with locking hubs, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, and the roof-mounted luggage rack.
The body is very solid and wears its’ original paint and SC-2 Super Commando decals. There are only minor beginnings of rust on the passenger side rocker panel, otherwise an essentially rust-free vehicle. There is some rear quarter-panel damage on the passenger side, otherwise very straight. The hardtop is removable, making for a good-looking and unique summertime cruiser.
The optional 304 2v AMC engine runs great, and has a fresh tune-up including a new battery and new Pertronix breakerless electronic ignition, eliminating the troublesome and primitive AMC points ignition system. The Super Commando drives well, feels solid and stable, shifts strongly and smoothly, excellent steering without play, solid brakes. The A/C belt was off when I got it, and I have not replaced it nor tried the A/C. That said, it is otherwise complete. Four-wheel drive operates just as it should.
I purged the main fuel tank, and bypassed the 3-position fuel tank selector switch. There are dual auxiliary tanks, with filler necks located under the hood near the firewall on right and left sides (no holes cut into the body), and a floor-mounted 3-position selector switch near the high beam switch on the driver side floor. No fuel leaks, so the tanks are likely sound, but I have not tested them, or the selector switch. There is a CB radio mounted under the dash, with a magnetic antenna which mounts to the roof (no holes drilled), and under-dash winch controls for the big Warn winch to the left of the steering column. It is missing one front hub cap. Comes with its’ original spare tire. Glass is good all around, and the windows roll up and down smoothly.
While not perfect, this is a very rare and unique Jeep, and mechanically very sound as well.
I am waiting for a replacement title in the mail *(original owner could not find the title, but did fill out the proper ownership transfer and replacement title forms from the DMV; it is a 4-6 week wait for it to arrive, and will sign off and send to the buyer as soon as it arrives. You may call me at 360-xxx-xxxx with any questions you may have. Please, no zero-feedback or low-feedback bidders without calling me prior to bidding.
Please be prepared to remit payment in full within 3 days of auction’s end via cash, major bank cashier’s check (must wait for check to physically clear the issuing bank prior to releasing the vehicle and/or paperwork), deposit into my Bank of America account, or bank-to-bank wire transfer. Shipping is the FULL responsibility of the buyer; I can recommend an affordable broker, but the choice is yours alone. While every effort is being made to describe the Jeep as precisely as possible, it is in fact at 43-year-old classic, and therefore being sold as-is, without warranty or guarantee expressed, written, or implied.