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1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando

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1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando
A number of special editions appeared in the C-101 and C-104 Commando lines, including the SC-1 and SC-2 models, but none is better remembered than the Hurst Commando. The project began as a collaboration between Hurst and Kaiser Jeep, and 500 units were planned (300 automatics and 200 manuals). The AMC changeover stalled that. In the end, an uncertain number, probably around 100, were actually built. Most were automatics, but one surviving stick shift hints there were at least some manual transmission models built. The Hurst Jeepsters are a rising star, and at latest count there may be as many as 65 survivors. This one belongs to Rod and Luana Schneider, who bought the unit while on vacation in Colorado in the '70s, not knowing they bought a rare bird. It's been a family treasure ever since.