Each spring Jeep presents to the auto world with appetizingly awesome treasure basket work concept cars and Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Chrysler headquarters before they are bundled and shipped to the Easter Jeep Safari off-road event conducted in Moab, Utah.
This year too it has some delectable offer, especially the Wrangler based Staff Car, show among the crop at the Moab, and we are not at all disappointed. But the vehicle rather had us slobbering and blubbering like idiots, and we need some drill sergeant to come and slap us out of the effect.
The World War II era modeled staff car, the open top types in which army officers and generals are driven around. Though the Jeep is modeled on the four-door Wrangler beneath it hardly shows the concept. The term “door” is not applicable here as there are no doors found except the void that allows driver and passenger to slide inside the vehicle and out of the clothed bench seats.
This actually is needed when a grenade is hurled at your Jeep, and you need to get out of the vehicle in a mighty hurry. Well, there is a grenade lurking inside the car that is on the shift knob. Manual transmission here! We are also sure that it has already been decommissioned.
The coolest thing is there is no B-pillar and engineers have simply welded a roll cage which span from the back seat to the windshield. The Jeep is also painted in desert beige which is omnipresent in every surface. The Staff Car rolls on 35-inch wide Firestone rubbers and there are military inspiring accessories like blackout lights, rear mounted spare tire, flat fenders and Jerry can like it was in the original Jeep. We were also enlightened with the absence of headrests and the reason quote for the act was that it was not there in the original Jeep.