<strong>1968 J-3000 Townside</strong><br />
By 1968, the AMC 327 had been discontinued, so Jeep contracted with Buick for a two-barrel version of its 350 V-8, and the Jeep Gladiators began to truly scoot. The Buick engine is generally regarded as the best V-8 offered in the Kaiser era. The AMC 232 soldiered on as the six-cylinder option, but the 225 V-6, also originally a Buick engine, came this close to being the base engine. Its odd-fire roughness bothered the engineers, so it never went past the experimental stage. This factory photo just screams "Truck!"