1966 CJ5, with the Buick 225 (and the Carter 2BBL). Bought it 1990 and it had about 8 layers of paint on it. Ground the paint off, rebuilt the engine and paired it with a Ford T-18 transmission. Loved that thing. Sold it to pay Dr. bills in 2001. Bought my new(er) Jeep in 2020 after a round with Kidney Cancer. Life’s too short to not drive a Jeep!! I have a ‘13 F350, an ‘18 F150, but my DD is a 2000 TJ!
First Jeep was a gray 2000 TJ. Bought it used from a Chevy dealer in 2004...was lifted, had cool bumpers & wheels. Drove great, but I'm a stubborn SOB at times. Was driving it about 45 min to/from work every day, pretty much with the doors & windows off. Would change into shorts & t-shirt at work and come home sweaty as all get out but I didn't care. Then the summer of 07 came. It was wet. Rained all the dang time. Got dumped on like 10 times on my way home from work, and rather than just putting the windows & doors on, I decided to sell it. I traded it for what I had into it, never had to put new tires or anything. Wish I had it back. Actually, I wish I even had a picture of it. I found the vin in some old paperwork, I've considered trying to chase it down. One day about a year later, driving down Preston in Dallas it pulled up right next to me. I was so excited. Not sure why. Probably because it was the one that got away.
A 89 2 wheel drive comanche back in the late 90's. Got a 97 wrangler in 2000 then a 2002 wrangler in 2002. Got the wife a 2005 LJ in 2006. Traded the 02 for a 14 JK and just got the 97 tj after the LJ got wrecked.