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Got $150,000? How about spending it on this Legacy Scrambler Jeep Conversion?

Spending that much money, you get a lot of stuff. A bit too much for me to write right here, but here is a taste:

turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine tuned by Gale Banks (240 hp, 430 lb-ft of torque)
Aluminum body
Suspension from King of the Hammers off-road race
Recaro seats
Beadlock aluminium wheels

Here's the verdict:

More often than not, hopping behind the wheel of a vintage-looking 4×4 or rugged SUV has a “never-meet-your-heroes” feel to it (see: Land Rover Defender). Thankfully, that’s not what happened when we got behind the wheel of this Legacy Scrambler Conversion. It has vintage good looks, a powertrain from a military vehicle, a curb weight that’s beyond belief, and an ability to conquer the world. If we only have one gripe, it’s with the price.

Yes, you’re getting what you pay for, and Icon, Singer, AEV, and a few other coach built companies have shown that there is a market for super-expensive updated classics. Nevertheless, around $150,000 for a Scrambler is a heck of a lot of money for most of the population, especially when you consider this isn’t a vehicle you’d probably use every day. We’d love one, but we’d never be able to afford it.
 

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At that price I may as well get a sports car. One scratch on that Legacy Scrambler Jeep will send me into tears so it won't be used for it's intended purpose. the price ranges from $120,000-$160,000 but i still won't pay $120,000 for something that's going to be hitting the dirt trails a lot.
 

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Why buy it if you wouldn't use it because of the price? I only ask because that begs the question, who are the people who have $150k to spend on a vehicle that they will drive hard off-road?
 

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Probably people with a garage filled with high end luxury cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, etc) and the Legacy Scrambler cost means nothing to them. It's a very small market they're aiming at.
 

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Granted you wont get 430 lb-ft of torque but a 2016 Rubicon Hard Rock has more hp and the extra money saved can be used on the mods you want.
 

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I just wonder what instances there are that this vehicle can handle that something quite a bit cheaper can't.
 

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Now they just need to hurry up with Hybrid Jeeps, so we can get better power put down to the wheels, better for crawling and all things Jeep :D
 

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No doubt about that, they'll have to Jeep most, if not all the Jeep characteristics we're used to with the current line up. Anything that moves away from that will be a new model.
 

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They'll keep things like the 7 bar grille, but I have a feeling this time around we'll see some slight different design overall. Just not sure what.

One hint to this was the JL not being able to undress as much as the JK is currently.
 

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I'm really not expecting anything major. THe taillights will be like the Renegades but thats about it imo.
 

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I wouldn't mind if it doesn't look any different from the current setup. And I know that will be the case with the majority of owners here, not often do i see wrangler enthusiasts complain about design or suggest something drastically different.
 
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