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post #1 of 12 Old 10-11-2008, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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What is this Jeep? [prototype]



I'll tease everyone with this...it was a prototype Jeep from the 60s, it was then sold (from Jeep to someone) who modified the drive train. The fiberglass tub is original. It is my friend's customer's Jeep (to be restored) This is a cell phone pic please excuse the quality.

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-11-2008, 11:28 PM
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i call BS. looks like a hacked up combination of a 2nd gen camaro and old nissan Z car
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-11-2008, 11:34 PM
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i call BS. looks like a hacked up combination of a 2nd gen camaro and old nissan Z car
I call BS on your BS Call. That is WAY too tall to be a Z-Car/F-Body "hybrid".

It looks similar to the XJ-002 from 1970, the "Bolide Concept", but the vents between the headlights weren't present in the original concept, IIRC. . .

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That's a pretty decent crawl ratio, tell Matthew congrats. :2thumbsup:
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Here's a pic I found. Very interesting, but it does have a couple of differences from the pic you posted. . .


EDIT: Holy crap, you know a guy with an original Bolide Concept from 1969!!!!!!!!!! I could tell from the headlight buckets, the wheelbase, and the bulges in the roof. . .

How long has he had it? Does it still have the original 225 V6? That would be a sweet Off-Road Jeep if he did some work to it. . . But I have a feeling it's being restored to original to be shown. . . You wouldn't want to damage a one-of-a-kind fiberglass body in an off-road accident. . .

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That's a pretty decent crawl ratio, tell Matthew congrats. :2thumbsup:
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OH so thats what it is....Yes it will be restored to stock. It has the 225 in it. And a T-98.

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post #6 of 12 Old 10-13-2008, 12:23 AM
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what a freak of nature......i LOVE it

and im guessin those cross slats(grille) were added for better airflow to the rad or somethin but thats it deffinatly it as you can see the little marker lite below the body lip

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So, this is obviously a necrothread, but was the restoration completed?
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It looks mostly like a worn out green tarp on a roller to me....

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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It looks mostly like a worn out green tarp on a roller to me....
Like it says up there^^, it's the XJ-002 Bolide concept from 1969--Kaiser-Jeep's last concept car before AMC bought them. It's not as well-known as its sibling the XJ-001, which was paraded around the country for years, even after the AMC merger, but on the other hand, the XJ-001 is known to have been destroyed in a fire, while this one still exists. And the XJ-001 was only ever treated as a concept, while it appears that Kaiser-Jeep was serious about building this as a production vehicle, even to the point of making up sales brochures for it. And there were a bunch of articles in 2009-2010 talking about how this was undergoing a full rotisserie restoration, so I was curious if anything ever came of it.
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Like it says up there^^, it's the XJ-002 Bolide concept from 1969--Kaiser-Jeep's last concept car before AMC bought them. It's not as well-known as its sibling the XJ-001, which was paraded around the country for years, even after the AMC merger, but on the other hand, the XJ-001 is known to have been destroyed in a fire, while this one still exists. And the XJ-001 was only ever treated as a concept, while it appears that Kaiser-Jeep was serious about building this as a production vehicle, even to the point of making up sales brochures for it. And there were a bunch of articles in 2009-2010 talking about how this was undergoing a full rotisserie restoration, so I was curious if anything ever came of it.
I am curious also.

Sad that such a rare and special vehicle can be so poorly taken care of over time. If it is what it is supposed to be, it should have been kept in a climate controlled environment, not out side on grass with a worn out green tarp. I find that to be sickening.

My green tarp on a roller comment.... Just a dry and dark sense of humor. I get that people believe that this is special. Uncover it and show us for sure though.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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When you realize it was designed by Jack Griffith of TVR fame... that look makes a lot of sense.

(Still remember the first time I saw a TVR in about 1969. Actually stopped to talk to the owner)

Here's a TVR from that era, the general look is similar

https://bringatrailer.com/2016/05/23...-tvr-vixen-s2/

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i call BS. looks like a hacked up combination of a 2nd gen camaro and old nissan Z car
just saw this on line -- years after first comment. this is the jeep bolide xj-002. it is real, one-of-one, shown at the nyc international auto show and in restoration. I own it!!!! full provenance since the car left the factory and the first out-of-house prototype that Kaiser-leep ever made (by borg warner, cycolac division, centaur engineering (their skunk works). and the last one Kaiser-jeep made! the louvers in the nose were added later and have been repaired. go to allpar.com and search for jeep bolide xj-002 and there is more info, pics and a video.
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