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Down on the Amsterdam Street – Jeep Cherokee


Here are two quick shots of a wood-vinyled XJ Cherokee I saw in Amsterdam, for Truck Thursday’s sake. Like the majority of my Dutch sightings, it looked surprisingly clean and well-kept. With forest green paint and plastic wood, it looks very good indeed down to the wheels.


The plates tell me it’s a 1994 Cherokee, and the badges proudly display a mention of the venerable 4.0-litre straight-six engine. It looks exquisitely trimmed, with light leather. It’s probably my favorite Cherokee, I haven’t seen one this nice in ages.

[Images: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]

Currently there are 22 comments on this article:

  1. MVEilenstein says:

    Replete with amber turn signals. Were these sold in Europe?

  2. boxdin says:

    I think the wheels are later 16" Grand Cherokee.

    • Maymar says:

      Or even later XJ Cherokee – the later Limiteds used these wheels too.

      I suspect the wood panelling is aftermarket though, or a Euro option.

  3. CherokeeOwner says:

    Not bad. The few "wood paneled" XJs we have in the US aren't in nearly this good a condition.

  4. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat says:

    The woodie look was an option, up 'till the very end, I believe.

    Also, I've seen Wranglers, though 15 years ago, doing high-elevation testing in the mountains west of Denver, when I lived out that way, with regular size/shape add-on rear lights they used to have, but with one part of it amber.

    I wish the US would follow this lead. It's genius.

    Then again, I want rear running/brake lights to have a second bulb and it would change visual 'signature' when the brakes were applied with running lights on.

    I did this on both my W126 and W124…used the unused rear fog lamp as a second brake light.

    It was obvious this setup got a faster reaction time than the single bulb per side did.

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