#27- 1987 Jeep Wrangler Futuristic Concept
Appeared in: Back to the Future II
Jeep Wranglers are indeed still roaming the streets in 2015 although they move nothing like the Jeep Wranglers that Universal Studios had in mind back in 1989. After Marty McFly manages to start a fight with Griff Tannen’s friends, Marty does what he does best and hops on his iconic Mattel Hoverboard and proceeds to book it. From out of the sky, a 1987 Jeep Wrangler with one of Goldie Wilson III’s hover conversions descends from the sky and Marty grabs the tail-end of the Jeep as the Jeep returns to four-wheel mode.
It’s no surprise but the Jeeps of today are surprisingly similar to the Jeeps back in 1989. 1987 marked the model year change when Jeep switched from the CJ to the YJ platform. With a wider driving track, a bit less ground clearance, and a more forgiving suspension, it was the first time that the Jeep Willy’s attracted more than the hard-core off-roading enthusiast. In total, more than 685,000 Jeep Wranglers were produced in this configuration before they switched over to the TJ platform in 1997. In Universal Studio’s 2015, pretty much all cars are trail rated as once you’re in the air, there’s literally nothing your car can’t traverse. Thanks Goldie Wilson III.
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