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Old January 27th, 2012, 12:04
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'87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

So, I have been looking for a beater XJ to take out to the KOH while I'm staying in the LA area attending to little things on the Petty Cash Racing/Team #4643 race car. I've been hitting refresh on the local Criagslist Cars/Trucks section for a week and nothing really promising has come up...until last night. Behold, #16 of 100 "Street Comanche Special Limited Editions:"



It's even Archer Brothers Red:





It's been tagged by the neighborhood hooligans, but otherwise, all the panels are straight and all the body kit/flares/bumpers are there:







Interior needs some work, but it does have dual leather buckets (look like Limited XJ seats) and leather wrapped steering wheel. Also, the interior is all black, which is pretty rare.



Here's what it looked like new:



And here's how it'll look when I'm done with it:



The BA/10 will probably get swapped out for one of the 2WD AW4s I have laying around, and I'll probably do most of the same mods (8.8 swap, Black Magic brakes in the front, etc) as the LeMons racer But, for $350, how could I say no?

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Old January 27th, 2012, 12:33
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Re: '87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

That is a sweet deal. It runs and drives for $350? Smoken deal, for a hard to find MJ.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 12:35
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That is a sweet deal. It runs and drives for $350? Smoken deal, for a hard to find MJ.
Well, it doesn't "run" at the moment, but I think that's from a dead battery and bad gas. But in any event, yes, it's a good deal.

I was wondering if anybody knew anything more about these trucks. Anybody?

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Old January 27th, 2012, 13:09
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Re: '87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

truly a rare find. great price too!
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Old January 27th, 2012, 15:46
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Re: '87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

Well, it's in my clutches now, no turning back. Now just to see if I can get it running....
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Old January 27th, 2012, 15:59
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Well, it's in my clutches now, no turning back. Now just to see if I can get it running....

Good Luck, Thats a sweet truck!
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Old January 27th, 2012, 16:08
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Massive fuel leak on one of the aft injectors and or fuel rail. With that fixed, I betcha it starts right up. Then the D35 and BA/10 simultaneously implode.

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Old January 27th, 2012, 16:26
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Re: '87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

too bad spare renix fuel system components are so hard to find.
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Re: '87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

too bad that truck probably will be gutted and raced instead of restored and cruised around town.


great rare find though.
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too bad the owner is a douche.

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Re: '87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

Comancheclub.com has a thread about these Street Comanches. They were done by a California dealership and as the dash plaque states, only 100 were made.

I think it'd be cool if you'd entertain the possibility of offering it for sale/trade with a Comanche club member to save the truck, and build/race a more common MJ......... Or maybe pull all the parts that make it the rare truck and sell them to an MJ guy wanting to make a tribute truck.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 18:51
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Re: '87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

I think it'd be cool to see this thing race, aka what it was designed for.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 19:20
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Re: '87 Comanche "Street Truck" Edition?

let me know if you want to get rid of that camper top on your way down to KOH
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Old January 27th, 2012, 19:30
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too bad that truck probably will be gutted and raced instead of restored and cruised around town.
Um...the point of these trucks was to honor the Archer brothers domination of SCCA. What better home for it than a race track?

That being said, I'm absolutely, totally willing to trade some avid Comanche fanatic for a comparable MJ if they want to preserve this one and make a shrine with which to worship every day. If I strip it and make a race car out of it, all of the (apparently rare) black interior, seats, etc would be offered up to the MJ community. Likewise the bed canopy.

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I think it'd be cool if you'd entertain the possibility of offering it for sale/trade with a Comanche club member to save the truck, and build/race a more common MJ......... Or maybe pull all the parts that make it the rare truck and sell them to an MJ guy wanting to make a tribute truck.
As I just mentioned above, but wanted to reiterate, is that I'm absolutely willing to entertain something like what you propose.

I too think it's a great piece of history/memorabilia/whatever and don't want to seen it just thrown away. That being said, it just happened to fall into my lap, and I've been wanting to do a second Petty Cash Racing road race car for a while, ideally an MJ. So, feel free to make me offers and let's work something out.

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