What caught my eye when I found this 1987 Jeep J-10 is how clean it is. Not many Jeep trucks look this good no matter what year they are, and this one being right at the end of production, born right about the time Chrysler stepped in, is all the more interesting. Wait, no…that isn’t even the start of the interesting part of this J-10. You see, this Jeep has traveled some miles, more than a lot of humans do in their lifetimes. Here’s the rundown: originally, this truck was exported to Europe for military service. In the 1990s, Universal Studios bought the truck to use “as an American picture vehicle on a film shooting in Italy”. Once it’s film career was over, it was purchased, shipped to the States, and was sold once more before winding up on eBay. See what I mean about “traveled”?
With 73,xxx KM (a tick over 45,000 miles) on the odometer, the J-10 seems to have lived a surprisingly stress-free life over it’s time. We are all but proof-positive that the J-10 has been restored, and kudos to the people who handled the restoration because it’s gorgeous from every angle. The AMC 360 and Chrysler automatic trans are in place and we bet the QuadraTrac system works like a charm.
Seeing a J-truck in such clean condition alone makes for an awesome day, but seeing one that has a better passport log than we do is something else altogether!