$80,000 Army Jeep Wows New Yorkers
“Headlights with the multiple facets of a housefly’s eye; seats at once both spartan and exotic; impossibly long shock absorbers wrapped with coil springs: all are clues that this is a different sort of creation, nothing like the 4x4’s that rolled down the assembly line of a Willys plant in the early ’50s,” the vehicle is described by the NY Times.
The headlights were actually developed for Hummers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and the CJ3B is their first civilian application.
The work of Jonathan Ward, the 40-year-old owner of Icon, pricing of this special CJ3B will reportedly start around $80,000. The CJ3B is available in Old School and New School versions, which vary in the design of their rollover bars, suspensions and tire size. However, by the way Ward is talking of his work, further variations are to follow for sure.
Rumor has it Ward plans to offer the CJ3B in not only a diesel version, but a full electric one as well.