If you’re a fan of rugged off-road vehicles with a twist, then this eye-catching 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (JK) pickup conversion will surely capture your attention. Modified by Starwood Motors for former Major League Baseball pitcher Chris Carpenter, this unique Wrangler pickup is now up for auction on the popular automotive site BringATrailer.com.
The bodywork of this Wrangler has been transformed with a Tactical Green Kevlar paint finish, adding an aggressive and distinctive appeal. Starwood Motors made extensive alterations, including an extended frame with fully boxed frame-rail extensions and cross-members. The conversion features a custom pickup bed with a convenient drop-down tailgate and a custom-fabricated rear bulkhead. The Kaiser-style hood and grille, along with the Mopar front and rear bumpers, add to the truck’s rugged aesthetic. Additionally, LED lighting from JW Speaker and Rigid Industries enhances visibility, while Drake hood latches and tinted rear windows complete the exterior enhancements.
Equipped to conquer any terrain, this Wrangler boasts exceptional off-road capabilities. The Gray-finished 20-inch Black Rhino Armory wheels are wrapped in 37-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires, providing superior traction. A matching spare tire is conveniently stored in the bed for emergencies. The truck’s suspension features Stage 2 Icon Vehicle Dynamics coil-overs, a Fox 2.0 ATS steering stabilizer, an adjustable rear track bar, and JK rear bump stops. With braking handled by discs at each corner, this Wrangler is built to handle the toughest off-road challenges.
Inside the cabin, the Wrangler pickup offers a blend of comfort and functionality. The front bucket seats and rear bench are upholstered in black diamond-stitched Platini-style Nappa leather, exuding both luxury and durability. The color-coordinated dashboard, door panels, and carpeting provide a cohesive and refined look. The cab is equipped with power windows, automatic climate control, and cruise control for convenience. The Alpine touchscreen head unit, compatible with Apple CarPlay and featuring an integrated reverse camera, takes the driving experience to the next level. And don’t forget the impressive 10-inch subwoofer for an enhanced audio experience.
Under the hood, this Wrangler conversion packs a punch with its 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 crate engine, replacing the factory 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. The engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case, ensuring seamless power delivery to either the rear or all four wheels. The custom Borla stainless-steel exhaust system not only enhances performance but also produces an exhilarating exhaust note. The odometer shows just over 6,600 miles.
With a clean Carfax report and a clean New Hampshire title, this Jeep is in exceptional condition. The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage, and it lists the vehicle’s history in Oklahoma, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Texas. The auction for this remarkable Wrangler conversion ends on Tuesday, June 20th, at 3:51 p.m. EST, on BringATrailer.com.
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