Starting with a plain-Jane 1993 Jeep Wrangler, a movie buff by the name of Elliot Hansen has created a captivatingly accurate replica of the liveried examples seen in 1993’s Jurassic Park. The build, which was featured on “Combustion Chamber” on YouTube, was conducted with a keen eye for detail, right down to the “InGen” sun visor stickers, the tan-and-red exterior color scheme, and the hollowed-out shaving cream can full of “DNA samples” like the one held by the character Dennis Nedry.
A quick side note: Elliot Hansen’s other movie car builds include a very cool Back to the Future-inspired DeLorean DMC-12. But that’s neither here nor there.
According to Hansen, screen accuracy with the Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler was “actually pretty simple,” mostly coming down to securing an appropriate Wrangler Sahara, along with the proper foglights, interior, antenna, tow hooks, and other parts, and then customizing the body to match the iconic livery seen in the film. Vinyl graphics, including the door logos, were custom-printed and applied by a shop, but the rest of the work was pretty much done by Hansen, he says. Unlike a lot of the other builds you might see online, his even has a front-mounted winch for getting the vehicle unstuck should it tumble into the Dilophosaurus compound whilst tying to make a rendezvous at the docks.
The Jeep Wrangler Sahara is one of the two primary vehicles used in the original Jurassic Park film from 1993, serving park personnel in the performance of their duties. The other main vehicle model – the striped, green-yellow-and-red-liveried Ford Explorer – may be the more recognizable of the two, but we know which we’d rather own.