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1968 Jeep M-715 Gladiator ‘Five-Quarter’ Concept

The famous Jeep Gladiator pick-up is returning in an all-new 2020 edition. To celebrate, Jeep took a 1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 military pickup truck and transformed it into the star of the 2019 Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

The Jeep M-715 Gladiator ‘Five-Quarter’ concept car is based on a 1968 Jeep M715 tactical vehicle and is one of six concepts specially made for Jeep’s annual Easter Safari in Moab, Utah. The car is fitted with a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat “Hellcrate” Hemi V8 and is built to be a functional off-road vehicle.

1968 Jeep M-715 Gladiator ‘Five-Quarter’ Concept
Image: Jeep / Car & Driver

The concept car also features a full carbon fiber front end, custom-fabricated aluminum bed, reinforced frame with a new heavy-duty link/coil suspension system, and a set of LED lights to go along with HID headlamps. The past-meets-present 4×4 build is one-of-a-kind and will push the limits of off-road driving.

1968 Jeep M-715 Gladiator ‘Five-Quarter’ Concept
Image: Jeep / Car & Driver

The original Kaiser Jeep M715

One of the first purpose-built tactical military vehicles to be derived from a production model, the original Kaiser Jeep M715 earned its “Five Quarter” tag in reference to its one-and-one-quarter-ton duty rating. With the Jeep Five-Quarter concept, Jeep has effectively reversed the evolutionary process and turned the military workhorse into a consumer-usable vehicle.

Specifications and features:

  • 6.2L supercharged ‘Hellcrate’ HEMI V8 engine
  • 707 HP
  • 4WD
  • Dynatrac Pro-rock 60 front axle and Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle
  • Reinforced frame
  • Heavy-duty link and coil-spring suspension
  • 20-inch beadlock wheels with 40-inch tires
  • The convertible soft top has been dropped 3.5 inches for a more aggressive look
  • Full-length rock rails
  • Modified Jeep Gladiator Rubicon steel bumpers front and back
  • Jeep Wrangler seats without headrests
  • Vintage 8-71 supercharger housing is used to encase the transmission and transfer-case shifters

Price of the 1968 M-715 Gladiator ‘Five-Quarter’ concept car is unknown.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator starts at $33,545 USD.

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Steen Hansenhttps://www.oldnewsclub.com
Steen Hansen has always been into vintage, retro, architecture, gadgets and especially everything with an engine! With more than 11 years as Art Director on danish car magazines, test driver and continuously been pushing boundaries on the race track himself.