Recapture the Groovy Days of Hurst Jeepster Commando

The year was 1971. The decimalization of British currency was still sending everyone in a calculative frenzy, and Jeep was busy cooking up a head-turning contraption known as the Hurst Jeepster Commando. Our generous sponsors, Global Self Storage situated in East Hampton, CT, have cleared out some valuable space allowing us to uncover what’s under this Jeep’s hood – and not to worry, it isn’t a raucous decimal system (you can take a sigh of relief!). Feel free to clear off some of your own extra space, the kind folks at Global Self Storage can be reached at 888.851.5605 or through email at for your storage needs.

Groovy! A 1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando

It isn’t every day you stumble upon a Hurst Jeepster Commando, let alone a 1971 edition painted as patriotically as the Notting Hill Carnival that started the same year. Its snazzy appearance drives straight into your patriotic core, waving the red, white, and blue as grandly as a fourth of July parade. Catch a glimpse of it standing tall in Salt Lake City, Utah click here if you’re curious, a fine specimen eager for a lovely new driveway to call home.

What’s On It, In It, And Under It?

The 1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando wasn’t merely an SUV; it was AMC’s valiant effort of clothed individualism on wheels. It came with wider wheels sporting raised-letter tires, a roof rack for your all-important luggage, a Hurst shifter as if it was contending in the Formula 1 race, and a hood-mounted tachometer among other very un-vehicle-like things.

While the 225 cubic inch V6 under the hood was still pretty Buick-esque, the attire was all new, just like the baggage allowance rules introduced by the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in 1971, which we all know to have revolutionized the art of overpacking.

We do need to mention that the odometer has a humorous reading of just 90, but whether that’s miles, kilometers or strolls around the block, we can’t confirm. Thankfully, though, you get hard and soft tops with this Jeepster Commando, enabling you to embrace the elements while cruising in this historical artifact on wheels.

Groovy may be over, But Nostalgic never gets old

The Commando’s tale is reminiscent of Walt Disney World’s opening in 1971 – distinctive, memorable and well, not so mouse-like. We may not have a magic kingdom, but we certainly have one of the rumored 10 surviving models of the elusive 1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando, a fantastic emblem from yesteryear that belies the limitations of time and fashion.

Time to shift your attention from the sidelines, folks, especially if you’ve got a penchant for the unconventional. Remember, your space-friendly associates at Global Self Storage are at hand to make room for this classic all-American machine. If it doesn’t make you want to wave the Star-Spangled Banner at every red light, frankly, nothing will.

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