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Icon 1965 Kaiser-Jeep Wagoneer is Wood-grained Perfection

by Shane McGlaun
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In the immortal words of Beavis & Butthead… Boyoyoying! Some lucky rich dude with actual taste commissioned Jonathan Ward’s Icon 4×4 to build him a stunning 1965 Kaiser-Jeep Wagoneer that looks stock, but is very far from that. The donor vehicle was completely remade with a blue and woodgrain exterior, and its wheels shod with NOS factory hubcaps.

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The interior looks straight out of the ’60s and is perfect for the design of the car. That’s where the old stuff ends though. The Jeep rides on a custom steel chassis, is fitted with Brembo brakes at all four corners, and thoroughly modern driveline gear.

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The engine is a 6.2-liter E-rod LS3 that makes about 440 hp, mated with a GM 4L85E transmission from a 3/4 ton truck. The transfer case is an Atlas two-speed shift-on-the-fly unit, so it’s ready to handle all kinds of terrain on-demand.

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The video below gives lots more details on this perfect Jeep. The restomodded SUV cost a few hundred grand according to reports its very lucky owner plans on using it to haul his family around their vacation property. Oh, the life.

 

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