The Jeep Wrangler is an undeniably versatile vehicle, but is it versatile enough in factory form? That’s the question we’ve been forced to ask ourselves as we’ve encountered this: a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a pickup bed and a 6×6 (six-wheel-drive) conversion. On sale now through MotorCars of Atlanta, at the most, this strange custom Jeep Wrangler JKU is an opportunity for die-hard fans of former Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones to own one of the baseballer’s more distinctive old whips. At the least, it’s a unique, six-wheeled, V8-powered alternative to Jeep’s own forthcoming Scrambler pickup truck model – albeit an expensive one.
MotorCars of Atlanta is asking $269,800 for this rather absurd custom build, which is several times more than any ordinary Jeep Wrangler JK ever commanded from the factory.
Then again, there’s nothing “ordinary” about this example. For one thing, it’s got that aforementioned connection to retired baseballer Andruw Jones, who commissioned the 6×6 through Atlanta’s Monster Customs. For another, it’s got six freakin’ wheels, each of which receives torque from the SUV’s swapped 6.4L Hemi V8 through an also-not-original six-speed automatic transmission. And for yet another, there’s the matter of its odd-yet-functional pickup bed, which adds a monumental amount of extra cargo capacity and allows the bespoke Jeep Wrangler to carry larger many items that a stock JKU could never dream of accommodating.
Functional equipment aside, the custom styling of this singularly weird Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is sure to ruffle a few feathers. Jeep’s trademark seven-slot grille has been exchanged for one with slanted stripes and a bizarre custom horned logo in the center. Inside, the interior appears as though it’s been carefully wrapped with fine, supple materials throughout, but we rather hope you’re a big fan of baseball; the red stitching on the steering wheel and seats is very clearly baseball-inspired.
Still interested? Head on over to the MotorCars of Atlanta website for more photos and info.
(Source: Motor Authority)