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Clean-Black 1978 Jeep J10 Brings Its Golden Eagle Companion Along for the Ride

2020 Jeep Gladiator fans should know the newly created Stellantis parent owes a debt of respect to a roster of companies that previously made the Jeep name famous in general, and the timeless J-Series pickup trucks in particular.
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Willys Motors, Kaiser-Jeep, American Motors Corporation, and then Chrysler all chipped in to make sure people would flock to buy the midsize Jeep Gladiator JT pickup truck based on the fourth-generation Wrangler JL. Meanwhile, classic truck devotees have the original Gladiator and an entire roster of J-Series pickups to marvel at.

For example, the atemporal Jeep J10 still turns heads whenever encountered, thanks to a combination of rugged looks, four-wheel drive, and huge levels of nostalgia. This 1978 American Motors Corporation Jeep J10 that’s soon heading to auction at no reserve has all that and then some. Clearly, it’s one truck worth lusting after.

With its clean-black exterior that’s only interrupted by carefully planned details, the highlights are easy to spot. For example, the 2-door short bed truck has neat fine points such as the red, white, and blue center caps or the smiley-faced covers for the additional KC lights adorning the factory roll bar.

Of course, one also has to mention the spectacular Golden Eagle stripe package, which includes enough bling to contrast the black exterior for anyone to stand out in a crowd any time of day and night. Naturally, the resistance piece adorns the hood, and we’re not even going to say another word about that bad boy eagle!

Instead, let’s direct our attention for a second towards the 33-inch BF Goodrich tires only to have another look at those neat 15-inch golden wheels. Then, we’re off inside the cabin, where the vintage atmosphere is only interrupted by the AM/FM/CD Player with Bluetooth.

A look at the instrument gauges also reveals the J10 hasn’t seen much action during its 43-year stint on planet Earth, given the 33k-mile (a bit over 53,000 km) reading on the odometer.

As far as the oily bits are concerned, this Jeep comes nicely equipped with a 360ci (5.9-liter) V8 engine that’s mated to an automatic transmission and 4x4 system. By the way, there are also some creature comforts worth mentioning, such as the power brakes and steering.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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