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Possibly the best Jeep Wrangler TJ Jamboree with one owner and 2,647 miles.
Command-Trac part-time 4-wheel drive system, ‘shift on the fly’ capability, limited-slip rear differential, full size spare wheel and tyre, Quadra-Coil off road suspension, removable and folding top with soft side and rear windows, tinted glass, driver and passenger airbags, body coloured grille, skid plates on transfer case and fuel tank, immobiliser, high level brake light, engine bay light, folding rear bench seat, padded sport bar, radio/cd. Jamboree Edition equipment; Jamboree side and bonnet graphics, Ecco alloy wheels, grey wheel arches, 6-speed manual gearbox, cruise control, air-conditioning, seven-speaker stereo system. Dealer options; Heavy duty rubber Jeep mat set, Jeep spare wheel cover. Modified accessories (all reversible); ARB Warn bumpers with tow hooks, removable tow bar, Rockslider side bars (non drill fitment), BF Goodrich all terrain tyres, genuine Jeep hard top, Bestop neoprene seat covers and window storage bag.
This very late registered TJ model has covered just 2,647 miles with one owner and has been stored from new in a heated garage. This example is simply exceptional and will satisfy the most discerning collector or enthusiast. The Bright Silver Metallic paintwork, (Code PSB), is pristine and entirely reflective of the cossetted life this final edition Jamboree has led. The removable hard top and the folding top with soft side and rear windows are as new, as are all the chunky trim sections and Jamboree decals. The very carefully researched modifications undertaken by the owner have required no intrusive alterations to the vehicle whatsoever and as such are completely reversible without trace. Items removed as part of the upgrade were carefully stored and are present with the vehicle ready to be refitted. The underside is in superb preserved order and displays build labels and nothing other than factory under seal. Without question one of the best existing examples of this American icon.
The sparse environment of the original Willys MB ‘Jeep’ is measurably different to that of this Wrangler TJ Jamboree edition but thankfully none of the character of it ancestral roots have been lost! The one and only owner ordered a full set of Bestop neoprene seat covers from the US at the same time as he purchased the car and as such the Dark Slate Grey cloth interior has been preserved in perfect condition. Every aspect of the interior is in fact as new, commensurate with the uber low mileage, and all equipment and functions operate seamlessly including the cruise control and ice-cold air conditioning. Delicate paper labels to interior components and inner body panels long lost on most examples are preserved perfectly. As close to a brand-new example as you are ever likely to find.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the robust 4.0 litre straight six OHV engine with sequential multi point injection, the power output of 174bhp and 295Nm of torque achieves 0-62mph in 9.6 seconds with a top speed of 108 mph. Raising the bonnet allows you to marvel at the simply incredible spotless engine bay that still displays every factory paper label, component sticker and PDI dab throughout to retain the unspoilt perfection that is only found on such a remarkably low mileage examples. The later Jamboree edition cars were upgraded above standard models to a Mercedes derived 6-speed manual gearbox with is a joy to use and offers great cruising capabilities.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
15 inch Ecco five-spoke alloy wheels were standard on the Jamboree Model and all wheels including the rear mounted spare are as new. The owner decided to ‘beef up’ his Wrangler with five matching BF Goodrich All Terrain tyres of size 30×9.50 R15 which were the largest size possible without altering the suspension. The tyres are virtually as new and the white size wall writing looks very retro American! Vented front disc and rear drum brakes bring the car up straight and steady.
Often seen as the original 4×4 vehicle, this Wrangler TJ Jamboree traces its roots back to 1941 when the American Army needed a tough and versatile cross-country vehicle to handle the most extreme conditions imaginable. The result was the Willys MB, nicknamed the ‘Jeep’, a name that is now synonymous with these rugged and go anywhere and do anything vehicles. Constantly updated and subtly revised, this allowed the Wrangler to remain in such long-term production and the TJ was applauded for bringing back features found on the original Willys MB such as the round headlamps and distinctive body coloured vertical slat grille. This RHD UK supplied example was first registered by main dealer, Kings Chrysler and Jeep of Cheltenham and Gloucester, on the 15th March 2007. The one and only owner, Mr Lewis, visited the dealership searching for a used Wrangler for his wife. Production of the Wrangler TJ had ceased in July 2006 and as such, Mr and Mrs Lewis were disappointed to find no used Wranglers for sale, this was until they spotted a silver run-out Jamboree Edition tucked away in the showroom brand new and unregistered. A deal was promptly agreed and this example was purchased to join a family of classic cars and motorbikes owned by the Lewis family. With access to other vehicles and Mrs Lewis’ fondness of her trusty Mercedes Estate, the Jeep was dispatched only for high days and holidays and stored in a heated garage at all other times. The history file consists of the original Jeep Privilages document wallet housing the handbook and all guides and dealership literature. A separate folder contains the new car sales invoice, checklist and some previous invoices and MOT certificates. Mr Lewis has written a detailed account of his uninterrupted fondness including everything from the initial purchase experience to maintenance detail. Both Jeep keys and fobs are present. The TJ Wrangler is now highly collectable, none more so than this one owner 2,647-mile example.