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You Can Buy This Hellcat-Powered Jeep Wrangler 6×6 Pickup for Just $290K

Skip the Jeep Gladiator and score yourself a one-off trail brute.
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As we all know, if you’re willing to wade through a sea of listings for used minivans and sedans, Craigslist can often offer up some real head-turning examples of cars for sale; this recent ad posted in Huntington Beach, California is an example of that. This 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has been completely re-worked by the crew at Exotic Custom Motorsports, who added not only the typical lift kit, light bars, and “angry eyes” headlight covers but also a third driven axle, custom pickup bed, and a Dodge Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V8. 

This build would be a dream for just about any Jeep enthusiast, but dreams come at a price, and the seller has listed the Wrangler for sale at a colossal $289,900. The project was done for display at the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas, and the vehicle listing states that it only has 105 miles on the odometer.

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At first, paying more than a quarter-million dollars for a Wrangler sounds ridiculous, but when you think about all the parts and labor that went into the build, it starts to make a little more sense. The Jeep has had extensive custom work at both the front and rear, starting with the Hellcat-sourced engine. This V8 provides 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, more than doubling output from the Wrangler’s stock 3.7-liter V6.

At the rear, the shop had to stretch the SUV’s frame to fit a third axle, driveshaft, and differential, as well as chop up the stock bodywork to make way for two extra tires and a truck bed. The Wrangler also rides on custom suspension lifted five inches higher than stock, and 35-inch knobby tires all around. With its new powerplant and six-wheel-drive, this Jeep should have ample torque and grip to go wherever its owner points it.

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Craigslist

Still, the Wrangler’s price tag seems a tad optimistic. Custom builds are all about personal taste, and the seller might not be able to find a buyer with matching taste and deep enough pockets. All we’ll say is: to each their own, and hopefully, someone will scoop this up and do a comparison once the new Jeep Gladiator comes out—just for fun.