Mopar’s CJ66 concept is a classic Jeep lover’s dream [SEMA 2016]

Jeep CJ66

By melding together three generations of Jeeps, Mopar created a concept vehicle for the 2016 SEMA show that classic Jeep fans will love.

Called the CJ66, it melds a previous-generation TJ frame with a 1966 CJ “Tuxedo Park” body. While the engine remains a mystery – Mopar will be unveiling new products later today at the show – it is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Whatever the engine is, it’s got a cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust to enhance its lung capacity. Two crate Mopar Dana 44 axles round out the running gear.

The Jeep CJ66 is a unique cocktail of three Jeep vehicle generations and demonstrates that new Mopar power applications are also available for those more at home on the trail than the street.

Outside, the CJ66 wears current-generation JK Wrangler headlights in its classic grille. The body is done in a bright orange hue called Copper Canyon, with custom CJ66 graphics on the hood. The concept Jeep rides on 35-inch BFG all-terrain tires on 17-inch Jeep Performance Parts wheels. The big fender flares are concept pieces, but the front and rear bumpers, skid plates and bumper plates are not.

Inside, the CJ66 has a modern-day JK center console between custom Viper seats. The custom steering wheel incorporates the new 50th Anniversary Moab Easter Jeep Safari logo.

The 2016 SEMA show runs today until November 4. The Mopar press event starts today at 4:26 pm Pacific time. TFLcar will be covering the show from wall to wall, so check back for more updates from the show.

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