Compton, California (April 5, 2016) – Friday, April 8, the first ever COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™ Jeep Wrangler built by Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP) off-road performance retailer 4 Wheel Parts, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector’s Car Auction. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this unique, street legal vehicle will benefit the Patriot Foundation, providing support to the families of airborne and special operations soldiers killed or wounded in combat.
Similar to the military version, the COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™ Jeep is a go anywhere, do anything military-inspired steel flat fender design built on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon platform and one of the most capable, rugged and versatile vehicles ever created. Its extensive TMG supplied enhancements include suspension upgrades, Pro Comp performance wheel and tire combination, lighting package, Smittybilt Armor and Soft Goods Package, 9.5K wide-capacity Smittybilt winch and many other distinctive features exclusively available as a complete program through participating DSI dealerships.
Donated by Hendrick Dynamics and Transamerican Auto Parts, this Jeep also features a custom patriotic hood graphic painted by Zac Brown Customs’ Kristian Baena, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) 2013 Rising Star Award Winner.
“It has been an honor for us to team up with Hendrick Dynamics to build this vehicle to raise money for this vital cause,” said Transamerican Auto Parts President and CEO, Greg Adler. “Tactical Jeeps have been an important part of our nation’s military history and the COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™ continues this great tradition. We are grateful to Barrett-Jackson and our partners at Hendrick Dynamics for the opportunity to collaborate in the support of the Patriot Foundation.”
Inspired by the original Hendrick COMMANDO™ tactical vehicle, the COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™ Jeep is a collaboration between Transamerican Auto Parts subsidiaries Dealer Services International (DSI), 4 Wheel Parts and Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG) and Hendrick Dynamics. Together they premiered this spectacular vehicle at the 2015 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah featuring aggressive design, style and versatile up-fit technology; including an exact replication of the authentic COMMANDO™ Tan™ exterior color.
The original Hendrick COMMANDO™ is a tactical vehicle that provides the military with a versatile mobility platform capable of operating across a wide range of missions and terrains, and was initially fielded overseas for evaluation purposes in support of a special operations science and technology initiative. Historically, the Hendrick COMMANDO™ was the first Jeep utilized in U.S. combat operations since Operation Just Cause in 1989.
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Auction: Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2016
Date: Friday April 8th
Auction Time (Approximate) 4:00 p.m. EST (Velocity)
Reserve: No Reserve
Model: Wrangler Unlimited
Style: COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™
Exterior Color: Black/COMMANDO™ Tan™
Interior Color: Black
Engine Size: 3.6L
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Inspired by the Hendrick COMMANDO™ military vehicle, the first Jeep utilized in U.S. combat operations in over 25 years, this COMMANDO TACTICAL EDITION™ Jeep is one of the most capable, rugged and versatile vehicles ever created. One Hundred Percent of Proceeds benefiting the Patriot Foundation.
COMMANDO™ Jeep Concept Vehicle – Build Sheet
- Suspension System Upgrade
- 5 – 17” COMMANDO™ TAN Alloy Wheels (Developed Exclusively by Pro Comp Wheel Company)
- 5 – 315/70R-17 Pro Comp Extreme MT2 Mud Terrain Off-Road Tires
- COMMANDO™ Front & Rear Bumper w/ Swing Away Tire Carrier (Smittybilt XRC)
- D-Rings (Smittybilt)
- COMMANDO™ Steel Fenders (Poison Spyder)
- 9.5K Winch (Smittybilt XRC Winch)
- COMMANDO™ insignia & authentic COMMANDO™ Tan Color Scheme
- 50” LED Light Bars (Trail Master)
- 2×2 Square Cube LED lights (Pro Comp Explorer Lighting)
Soft Goods Package:
- Cloak Extended Mesh Top (Smittybilt)
- C-RES.2 Cargo Net (Smittybilt)
- Gear Custom Seat Cover (Front & Rear)
- XRC Rock Guard (Smittybilt)
- XRC Front & Rear Flat Armor Skin (Smittybilt)
To learn more about the Patriot Foundation, please visit: http://patriotfoundation.com/
About 4 Wheel Parts
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Dealer Services International is a business unit of Transamerican Auto Parts, and is the nation’s largest up-fitter of Custom Trucks and Jeeps in North America. Exclusively serving new vehicle dealerships DSI conducts business in both the US and Canada, with over 2,000 dealer partners. Our Design, engineer, and build capabilities have enabled us to provide OE quality and tested custom vehicles that are unmatched in the industry. In addition, our industry leading service and warranty programs enable the consumer to experience the same level of ownership they expect from a new vehicle. To learn more about DSI please visit www.dsicustomvehicles.com.
About Transamerican Auto Parts
Transamerican Auto Parts is the world’s leading manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and four-wheel drive vehicles. Transamerican operations are comprised of 74 4 Wheel Parts retail locations in North America, Transamerican Wholesale sales and distribution, Dealer Services International and the Transamerican Manufacturing Group which includes Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, Pro Comp, LRG Rims and Poison Spyder. We Sell It. We Own It. We Live It. For more information about Transamerican Auto Parts, Dealer Services International and Transamerican Manufacturing Group, please visit: transamericanautoparts.com.