Even though the all-new Jeep Wrangler is massively improved compared to its predecessor, the older iteration remains a very capable vehicle. Actually, it’s so good that Kahn’s Chelsea Truck Company decided to modify one and we’re quite impressed with the result.
The Black Hawk Expedition, as the tuner has named it, builds on a right-hand drive, 3.6-liter, 280 hp 2018 Wrangler, with only 50 miles (80 km) on the clock.
It sports a Forest Green 3D textured paint finish. The color gives it a military vehicle-like look, complemented by the comprehensive exterior makeover, with new front bumper, widened fenders, vented bonnet, 4-slot grille and split-level targa roof.
Chelsea Truck Company has installed LED DRLs between the bumper and fenders, LED cube lights on the A pillars and a light bar on the roof. Other changes include the fuel filler cap in satin black, mud flaps, quad crosshair exhaust system with 100 mm (4 in) tailpipes, the tuner’s own spare wheel cover, lift kit and 20-inch Mondial Retro wheels in a satin black 3D paint, shod in 275/55 tires.
On the outside, the Wrangler Black Hawk Expedition looks very rugged, but the interior is quite cozy. Front occupants sit on Kahn’s GTB sport seats and nearly everything has been reupholstered in quilted and perforated leather. Door sill plates, vented pedals, a special identification plate, aftermarket floor mats and a few other parts are also found inside.
For £73,999 ($93,582/€83,534), Kahn will sell you this rugged-looking Jeep, whose “build quality is comparable to that of a fully coach-built vehicle”, according to the tuner. To check it out in detail, you’ll have to click here to go to the seller’s page, but before you do, you should know that the new-gen Wrangler starts from £44,905 ($56,789/€50,691) in the UK for the 2-door body style, while an extra £1,500 ($1,897/€1,693) will land you the longer model.