Jeep did the hard work to launch the Wrangler-based Gladiator pickup as a brand new model for 2020, but one dealer has taken nostalgia to the next level. Sleepy Hollow Chrysler Dodge Jeep from Viroqua, Wisconsin, unveiled a modified special edition modeled after the J-10 Honcho with a new paint job, a bed-mounted roll bar and off-road lighting.
Jeeps Wranglers are some of the most customizable vehicles on the road today, and it looks like his spawn, the Gladiator, will be no different. The aftermarket package from Sleepy Hollow Jeep for the off-road pick-up is only available at their dealer. The look honors the Honcho edition that was available on the Jeep J-10 pickup in the & # 39; 70 and & # 39; 80. The owner, Lavon "Spanky" Felton says he was inspired by the Honcho that he always had on his family farm.
For $ 69,885 including destination, one lucky buyer has one of the most unique gladiators in the world. In addition to the painted retro body graphics (including "Jeep" over the tailgate), the Honcho white 17×9 Gear Alloy Trek includes "powder-coated wagon wheels", 35-inch BFG all-terrain tires, a modified grille, J-10 badging, a Mopar lift set of 2 inch, Fox shocks and a Line-X spray-on bedliner. The rear roll bar and spare wheel holder are also made to measure from 3-inch tubes and are equipped with KC Daylighter off-road lighting.
The Honcho, which took about seven days to build, is based on a Gladiator Overland that starts at $ 41,890. That makes this an upgrade of $ 27,995. Expensive? Certainly, but Felton says he already has orders for two more.
Felton, who discussed the project with Autoblog during a break from mowing hay, was happy that his agricultural town of around 4,000 people got a little shine. After taking the Honcho to a local event called the Stump Dodger Bash, he plans to take the habit to Jeep Fest in Toledo, Ohio, home of the Gladiator assembly plant. Interested customers can see the vehicle in person from 9 to 11 August.