Friday, April 15, 2011

Comanche Commercials featured on Hemmings Blog has posted a short writeup about the Jeep Comanche, including 3 original commercials from the late 80's.  The commercials are definitely a blast from the past.

Class of 1986 - Jeep Comanche
Hemmings Blog

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Three Comanche pictures included in Facebook Jeep Mosaic

On April 5, 2011 Jeep released a photo mosaic of the Jeep Wrangler.  This photo mosaic was created in celebration of Jeep reaching over 1 million Facebook fans.

Three pictures of two different Comanches were included in this mosaic.
The first Comanche included was a blue Comanche submitted by Jeffery E from Grand Bay, Alabama.
The second Comanche included was a red Comanche SporTruck submitted by Ken B from Boonsboro, MD.
If you look closely enough at the second picture of the SporTruck, you will see a sticker is proudly displayed on the windshield.  An enlarged version of the photo will display the sticker more clearly.

To view the Comanche pictures, click the following link:

To view the entire mosaic, click this link:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Illinois man breaks original Comanche top speed with "LSR-3"

On 8/17/2010, Pete Lechtanski broke the original Comanche top speed with a speed of 155.149 MPH.

Pete's Comanche uses a 4.0L I-6 engine which has been bored and stroked to 5.0L.

The Comanche produces 450 hp and 410 ft/lbs of torque.

Bonneville Comanche

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Original Jeep Comanche Land Speed Record Truck Auctioned

Today the Jeep Comanche used to set multiple land speed records at Bonneville Flats was auctioned for $8,800.

From the original auction writeup:

To introduce the new 4.0-liter engine and demonstrate its potential, a Comanche was specially prepared in late 1986 with a modified engine for a series of sanctioned speed runs at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. There, the Comanche set four World Records, two National Open Records and seven National Truck Records, achieving speeds in excess of 140 mph in the process!

These remarkable achievements were achieved by American Motors, one of the most innovative automotive marques in America, which actually had a very successful history in speed competition and racing to improve its production automobiles and reap the press potential of its efforts. Other notable AMC successes included wins at the Nurburgring 1,000 km endurance race in 1979 and Craig Breedlove’s 1968 assault on Bonneville in the famed AMX.

Records Set by the Bonneville Comanche:

World Records:
½-KM Standing Start
¼-Mile Standing Start
1-KM Standing Start
10-KM Standing Start

National Open Records:
½-KM Standing Start
¼-Mile Standing Start

National Truck Records:
½-KM Standing Start
¼-Mile Standing Start
1-KM Standing Start
1-Mile Standing Start
10-KM Standing Start
Flying Kilometer (KM) 140.255 mph
Flying Mile 141.381 mph


Monday, October 6, 2008

Illinois man seeks to set new land speed record with a Comanche

Peter Lechtanski from Woodstock, IL.

He has purchased a 1989 Comanche with the following specifications, prior to modification:
4.0L 6 cylinder Engine
AX15 Transmission
Dana 44 rear axle

The necessary speed required to set a new land speed record for the 240-261 cubic inch displacement class is excessive of 183 MPH.

The Worlds Fastest Comanche

Saturday, June 6, 1992

Chrysler to End Production of Jeep Comanche

The Chrysler Corporation announced today the end of the production of the Jeep Comanche.

The Toledo, Ohio plant had been building approximately 12 Comanches per day.

While the Comanche is officially scheduled to go out of production June 12, the final Comanche may have already been built.

New York Times
June 6, 1992

Thursday, August 29, 1991

Chrysler plans no Comanche ads in 1992

Chrysler has made no plans for advertising the Comanche in 1992, relying on dealers to "carry the ball".

Toledo Blade - Aug 29, 1991
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