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1975 JEEP CHEROKEE S POWERHOUSE – As one of the world’s foremost experts in vintage Jeep restoration, Vigilante is proud to showcase the company’s newest with a spectacular 485-horsepower 392 HEMI-powered 1975 Cherokee S. Handcrafted to exacting detail, the new two-tone Jeep is highlighted in a cool Brittany Blue streaked with a Glacier White stripe accenting the two-toned truck. Engineered using a 1975 Cherokee S sourced in Texas, Vigilante once again showcases the superb craftsmanship of their build team, completely reengineering the 1975 into a one-of-kind masterpiece.

As with all Vigilante builds, the Cherokee S started with a complete strip-down of the original body to its bare metal. Approaching each restoration with an aerospace level of precision, Vigilante incorporates CAD design work based on a complete 3D scan of the original vehicle when developing each new custom-built chassis. The result allows for all of Vigilante’s modernized upgrades to seamlessly fit onto the new chassis, translating to a truly one-of-a-kind driving experience in an incredibly powerful vintage American truck made for today’s roads.

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The centerpiece of the new Vigilante 1975 Cherokee S is a 6.4L HEMI 392 MOPAR Gen III crate engine good for 485 horsepower with 475 lb.-ft. of torque and a peak RPM of 6,400. The high-performance engine is joined to a Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission that allows drivers the chance to experience all the thrilling HEMI power. Made with impeccable handling in mind, Vigilante then installed an Advance Adapters Atlas-II transfer case alongside a Dana 44 front axle and Dana 60 rear axle to make sure the Cherokee S can comfortably drive on all terrains.

The custom Cherokee S wears Baer six-piston brake calipers operating in concert with a Hydratech hydroboost brake assistance system to create plenty of stopping power to match the upgraded performance capabilities. A newly implemented Borgeson “Street and Performance series” power steering box makes the Cherokee S infinitely more drivable and nimbler on the road than ever before.


“Like with Defenders, Broncos, and so many other popular vintage trucks, classic Jeeps have a lot of unique quirks found in their original manufacturing. At Vigilante, our passion is for bringing these legendary Jeeps back to life for modern drivers to enjoy with their families and those close to them,” comments Daniel van Doveren, CEO and Co-Founder of Vigilante. “Vigilante takes great pride in handcrafting these vehicles, and this 1975 Cherokee S is the latest example of our careful process. We see this custom Cherokee S as a perfect blend of vintage style paired with elite performance, capability, and above all, convenience. Vigilante trucks are made to make the right sort of impression almost instantly out on the road. I can’t help but smile seeing this truck out in the wild once again.”

The level of care, complexity, and customization found in each of Vigilante’s new vehicles is stunning. The new 1975 Cherokee S custom incorporates a purpose-built high density aluminum radiator with an 850W Vintage Air brushless electric fan that serves as the truck’s primary cooling system. Mopar cast iron high flow exhaust manifolds are joined with a set of Borla stainless steel mufflers to create a stout, durable system. A vented 26-gallon powder coated black stainless steel fuel tank with a large, easily serviceable fuel filter is also engineered into the Cherokee S.


Vigilante introduced high-quality interior appointments designed to carefully recreate 70’s-era style with Moore & Giles leather throughout the cabin embossed in a subtle flower pattern. A Vintage Air Magnum V climate control unit allows drivers and passengers to enjoy driving even in the warmest conditions in the front and back seats. A state-of-the-art JL audio system combined with the original Jeep AM/FM/CB radio offers Bluetooth and HD-radio capabilities in-cabin with a powerful amplifier and a loop of six speakers for entertainment. Vigilante’s new two-tone 1975 Cherokee S is the latest build showcasing the best in vintage Jeep customs. All Vigilante builds are available starting at $295,000. For more information on Vigilante or to inquire about custom commissions, please visit or email [email protected].

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