There has been countless special edition versions of the Jeep Wrangler over the years, but only now they have come up with one that is really, properly cool. It is called the Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition, and as the name suggests, it pays homage to the Willys Jeep of World War II, the father of the current civilian Jeep.
Naturally, the car’s exterior is styled to represent the features of the original Willys, with a gloss black grille with black Jeep badge, gloss black front and rear bumper appliques, historic satin black “4 Wheel Drive” rear tailgate decal and “Willys” hood decals and unique high-gloss black 17-inch aluminum wheels. You get different options for the top, including a Sunrider soft top and black-splatter Freedom Top.
Unlike the original Willys Jeep, whose only luxury amenity was a first aid kit, the Wrangler Willys Wheeler is very well-appointed with tons of features and equipment. It is based on the Wrangler Sport and comes with Sirius satellite radio, Power Convenience Group and Premium Tire Pressure Monitoring System as standard. In terms of off-road hardware, you get Dana 44 rear axle with Trac-Lok limited-slip diff, BF Goodrich KM Mud Terrain LT255/75R17 tires, and of course Jeep’s Command-Trac 4×4 part-time with two-speed transfer case.
Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. or torque, and can be had with either a standard six-speed manual or an available five-speed automatic. Prices start from $25,795 for two-door models and $29,595 for Unlimited (four-door) models.