When you think of a modified Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, chances are you imagine it with upgraded suspension, larger tires, and perhaps even extra lighting. However, one owner decided to take their Wrangler build in an entirely different direction. How different? How about stretching it by 4.5 feet and adding a row of seats. As you might imagine, this off-roader likely won’t be climbing any mountains any time soon.
If you thought this story couldn’t get better, it can. That’s because this unusual creation is currently listed for sale on Cars and Bids. As of writing, the big sits at $7,500 with a little over five days left to go. Let’s see if you should ditch the latest and greatest for this off-roading limousine.
Why would someone extend a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon?
As you might imagine, this Jeep Wrangler Rubicon left the showroom floor back in 2006 looking quite ordinary. However, that didn’t last very long. That’s because Motor1 reports that a company named Illusion Coach Builders LLC took it apart and stretched it in 2006.
While this Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is clearly stretched, it might be surprising to learn that it is 4.5 feet longer than a standard model. As you might imagine, this means stretching both the bodywork and the soft top. Judging from the photos, you can clearly tell that the rear section of this SUV is a little darker than the front. However, this is likely because you have two different paint finishes aging differently.
In terms of upgrades, the biggest improvement comes in the form of interior space. This modified SUV gets an extra set of rear half doors along with a completely new row of seats. While a four-door Wrangler is quite a common sight these days, the model didn’t offer this configuration until the 2007 model year.
What else is different with this off-roading SUV?
As you might imagine, stretching a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon involves more than just a brand-new body. In fact, the entire frame needs to be cut, stretched and welded back together. Fortunately, this build was clearly done well since it’s managed to survive 42,100 miles and 15 years of being on the road.
Despite the stretched body, this off-roader still features air conditioning. Additionally, it sports a custom-made Magnaflow exhaust system. As you might imagine, the soft top is also completely custom-made for this build. Once you add up the tally, there is a surprising amount of bespoke parts on this build.
How much will this Jeep Wrangler Rubicon sell for?
If you’re trying to decide how much this Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is worth, that’s a tough question to answer. While a normal version of this SUV sells for around $25,000, this one will require a special buyer. As stated earlier, the bidding currently sits at $7,500 with about five days left to go. With thirteen bids in place from multiple buyers, this unusual creation certainly has stirred up some attention. Chances are, it might even be weird enough to surpass the value of a normal version.