Restomods muscle cars, which are based on muscle cars from 1960s and 70s but feature modern day suspension, powertrain and braking components, are immensely popular. Jeep appears to have taken inspiration from these retro-fitted performance cars for with their Jeep FC150 concept, which was introduced today ahead of the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.
The FC 150 Concept fuses the steel body from a 1960 FC 150 Jeep pickup with the rugged, modern-day underpinnings of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The chassis has also been upgraded with a Dana 44 front axle and Dana 60 rear axle, and the Jeep’s off-road prowess further enhanced with 17-inch steel wheels shod in 33-inch BF-Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires. Under the hood, or under the cab rather, is Jeep’s 4.0-liter PowerTech inline-six engine which is mated to a three-speed automatic transmission.
The cabin is standard FC 150 fare, however it does feature new vinyl seat covers, customer headliner, a neat CB radio, an analog compass and Mopar all-weather floor-mats. The lucky person who gets to occupy this cabin at Moab sure won’t be comfy, but at least they’ll look cool.