Jeep CJ5 Universal Camper 1969 by Autocult
The house on the third axle
search of the ideal camper, the American Charles – Chuck – Prater invented a new
design in the second half of the 1960s.
line of thinking was based on coupling a body structure to a standard Jeep CJ5.
However, the short wheelbase of the Jeep did not allow a structure that
protruded far beyond the rear end. But in order to still be able to put on a
camper structure, Charles Prater simply gave his living and sleeping space its
own, additional axle. Precisely adapted to the rear dimensions of a series Jeep
CJ5, the single-axle camping structure could be docked and thus transformed the
Jeep CJ5 into a camping vehicle. The interior of the camper did not lack of any
comfort compared to other camping vehicles at the time. Thanks to long support
struts, the camping structure could be also used uncoupled. In this way, several
benefits could be achieved. On one hand, the Jeep owner was able to use his
off-road vehicle in the usual way, on the other hand, he could also enjoy the
freedom as a camper without any restrictions and on the third hand, the special
camper was much cheaper than a usual motorhome at the time.
took over the license production and within a short time the camping body was
developed and was ready for series production. From 1969 it was available for
exactly 2,198 US$ at the authorized dealers of the Kaiser Jeep Corporation. The
camping body could be docked to any Jeep CJ5 that had been rolling off the production
line since 1955. Throughout 1969, a total of 336 buyers were willing to travel
with Jeep’s special camping body. By 1970, the special body was no longer available
in the model range of Jeep.
|Description: ||Jeep CJ5 Universal Camper 1969 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC09017 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||White |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1969 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||June 2022 |
|Weight: ||650 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.