This Gladiator Has Fought Its Last Battle


Big, heavy-duty trucks usually manage to evade The Crusher's jaws for more years than most cars, but eventually some expensive problem or accumulation of parking tickets catches up with the best of them. Such is the case with this 1968 Jeep Gladiator J-3000 pickup, which I photographed at a local wrecking yard last weekend. The junkyard marked it as a 1968 model (and an "AMC Commando" as well), but I believe it's actually a '66. Check out that AMC 327 engine, which is not to be confused with the Chevy engine of the same displacement.