The Jeep Wrangler is a testament to American automotive machinery and its history can be traced back to the start of the 20th century under the Willys nameplate. The modern Wrangler started in 1987 with the YJ body to replace the Jeep CJ. You can pick out a YJ body because it’s the only modern Wrangler with square headlights.
This post isn’t about the history of the Jeep Wrangler. It is, however, about the many colors of Wrangler. You see, the Wrangler isn’t usually the first thing that pops into mind when you think of loud, brash or ostentatious paint jobs.
- You don’t see a Wrangler with stripes like a Ford Mustang
- You don’t see a Wrangler with painted flames like old hot rods
- You don’t see a Wrangler with roof patterns like a Mini Cooper
That’s not entirely true. Those options might not be available from the factory, per say, but enough owners customize their Wranglers with wacky paint jobs anyway. Thank Jeep designers for the inspiration. It was about the time when the YJ came out in 1987 that Jeep started experimenting with paint schemes. The Islander edition came in no less than four colors: red, yellow, teal and white. Then there’s the mango colored Rio Grande edition (see below).
Jeep redesigned the Wrangler in 1997 with the TJ body style (round headlights). The TJ came in its own set of interesting colors like its older brother. Browsing used Jeep Wranglers on Mojo Motors, yield some weird paint jobs like camouflage Wranglers and kelly green/electric lime green Wranglers. No kidding. Other factory colors for the TJ include bright solar yellow, amber fire orange and impact orange to name a few. Check out some of the Wranglers you can find chilling the most on Mojo Motors right now. Some are factory and some are clearly not.