The Kaiser Jeeps were manufactured in the late 1960s and were built as military vehicles, and are currently highly sought after today because of their tough looks and pedigree. Leveraging this fact, Stellantis unveiled a 1967 Kaiser Jeep M725 vintage military ambulance built for the 2021 SEMA Show. This special Jeep is full of surprises, and has been transformed into an off-road support machine. It is also the rolling mascot for Jeep Performance Parts (JPP).
Kaiser Jeep M725 Military Ambulance: The Exterior
The Kaiser Jeep M725 concept has been painted Desert Tan and rides on 20-by-12-inch, eight-lug Black Rhino Armory wheels wrapped in 40-inch tires. The package fits under a custom widened fender adding to the vehicle’s style, which is unlike any other 4×4. In addition, a custom-designed roof panel covers the cargo area and can raise up to 16 inches, giving occupants enough room to stand while retrieving supplies from the open driver’s side rear panel.
Modified JPP rock rails made of heavy-gauge steel and coated with a durable truck bed liner coating shield the body of this Kaiser Jeep M725 SEMA Show vehicle. Forward lighting comes from a set of concept 7-inch LED headlamps flanked by separate pairs of JPP 5-inch off-road LED lights. A spotlight mounted just above the windshield comes from a Jeep Performance Parts 7-inch off-road LED light. LED taillights are installed at the back into the original protective metal buckets, while a backup camera gives the vehicle even more, touches of modern amenities.
Under The Hood Of This Jeep SEMA 2021 Concept
The Kaiser Jeep M725 off-road capability is reinforced with a heavy-duty link/coil suspension system. While under the hood sits a Mopar 392 Crate HEMI V8 engine linked to a vintage TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission. The combination gives the concept 485 horsepower with 475 lb-ft of torque, just like the mighty Wrangler 392.
Kaiser Jeep Interior
The inside of the Kaiser Jeep M725 2021 SEMA Show concept has low-back Jeep Wrangler seats wrapped in tan canvas. The driver control center includes a custom-built steering wheel and column, while the instrument panel is equipped with modern gauges and a backup camera display screen. The center console is crafted from a repurposed ammunition box. Instead of carrying ammo, it carries the transmission and transfer case shifters. A data plaque showing the unique specifications of the Kaiser Jeep M725 is mounted to the dashboard. Lastly, the floor of the vehicle is coated with bed liner material for enhanced durability and grip.