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BF AUCTION: 1971 Jeep J4000


1971 Jeep

After the success of the CJ and Jeepster lines, Jeep decided to introduce some new models. So, they introduced the SJ Wagoneer and J-series Gladiator in 1962. While they are based on the same platform, the Gladiator Pickup served a much different purpose than the family-hauling Wagoneer. As a result, many of these trucks were put to work and driven to death. This example, being offered in Terrell, Texas as a Barn Finds Auction, has been with the previous owner’s family for the past 30 years. If you’d love to have this Jeep Pickup, be sure to bid below.

The body is showing some scares from life on a farm in East Texas, but the seller believes the truck is structurally sound. The bed is looking to be rusty, but the cab does appear to be solid. Fixing the rust wouldn’t be impossible, but finding a replacement bed might be an easier option. With AMC’s purchase of Kaiser-Jeep in 1970 came some changes and updates to the J-series. The biggest external change was the installation of the Wagoneer grille. Other changes came a year later, but more on that below.

Here’s what makes this truck really worth saving! Under the hood is the running 360 V8, which is paired to a 4-speed and 4-wheel drive. Partway through 1971, Jeep started fitting these trucks with AMC engines rather than the Buick 350 that they had been previously using. AMC’s 360 offered slightly more power than the Buick while standardizing manufacturing for Jeep/AMC. Between the 360, manual transmission and 4×4 system, this truck could make for a great tow rig, snowplow, or serious off-roader. Heck, it would be fun to just drive around town in!

The interior appears to have been updated at some point with seats out of a different vehicle and replacement carpets. The rest of the interior appears to be original. The dash has some killer patina to it and I for one love that it still has a vintage CB radio mounted up. It could use some work but is definitely usable as-is.

There’s definitely work to be done here, but this is the kind of project you can jump in and drive while you fix it up. Rust is likely the biggest concern, but as long as the chassis and cab are solid, it shouldn’t keep you from enjoying it. The seller has videos of the truck running that they can send you via text message, so if you’d like to see those or ask the seller any question, please let us know and we will put you in touch. With the reintroduced of the Gladiator name, it seems likely that interest in the originals will only increase. And with the relatively low survival rates, at least compared to Wagoneers, finding these is becoming more of a challenge. So whether you’ve been looking for a restoration project or a 4×4 parts hauler, this could be the truck for you!

  • Location: Terrell, Texas
  • Mileage: 112,000
  • VIN: 3408X19600707
  • Title: Clean



  1. Mike Brown

    If this was mine, I’d name it John Wayne. It’s rough n tough n don’t take no crap from nobody!

    If the bed is too bad, I’d weld up a steel flat bed for it and use it to do “truck stuff”. I’d also take it to the local home center just to terrorize all of the overpriced new trucks with their useless 5 1/2′ beds!

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  2. glongacre

    I live close to Terrell in the Poetry/Union Valley area! Call me direct; Gregg 9792366072

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  3. Scott nugent

    They should just ask for the keys to your house to register to bid. Card info up front? No thanks.

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  4. Jason

    Is it a 71 or a 62? It says 62 in pics and 71 in title. The 80s ford car seats and center console from a conversion van back seat area and the steering wheel from a 80s model oldsmobile are interesting touches . Id like to see the underside more and obviously a tailgate is long gone.

  5. Josh Staff

    Hi Jason, It’s a 1971. The 1962 in the photo titles was a typo. Sorry for any confusion that might have created!

  6. Cushmoney

    Somebody call David Tracy!

  7. Scott.Nugent

    2k is just about what this truck is worth. A decent tailgate will be very difficult to find.

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  8. Jay

    What did this sell for? Bizzare enough ive seen much worse missing most every thing and of course not running missing an engine sell for upwards of 1500 to very confused people

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