1997 Jeep Dakar

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

Built over an extended Jeep Wrangler chassis, the Dakar four-seater was presented at the 1997 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With an extended wheelbase, more features and luggage space could be accommodated. The Dakar was given a new windshield, side glass, and a steel roof. The roof offered a variety of features including a full-length tubular roof lack, as well as a manual sliding sunroof, front-mounted rally lamps, spare tire storage, and strategically-placed access handrails running the length of the D-pillar. Other features included a folding shovel integrated into the front fender and an adventure module designed to fit inside of the rear door that incorporated a night vision scope, binoculars, flashlight, and compass. The earth-tone interior was finished in wood trims, woven leather seats, and Berber carpeting. Analog instruments were placed behind a glass band behind the steering wheel.


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