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Ah, A Wagoneer. Released in 1963. What’s it doing in modern Top Gear? Lots of stuff happened in 1963. The Beatles recorded their debut album at Abbey Road, Harold Wilson became leader of the Labour party the year before he became Prime Minister, Alcatraz Penitentiary finally closed, Bond’s From Russia With Love saw its premiere, Martin Luther King Jr gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech and a bloke called Harvey Ball invented the Smiley Face symbol, inadvertently creating emojis. But it was also the year that Jeep released the Wagoneer - pretty much the world’s first luxury SUV. Luxurious, because it featured a slick Torqueflite 3-speed auto, a speedometer and air-con. But while a modern SUV might have HUD, self-parking and enough computing power to claim semi-sentience, they’ve also become huge, complex and a bit.. chintzy. You’ve not answered the question… I was getting to that. You see the Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip concept fixes the chintz issue, by taking on board one of my favourite subcultures; the resto-mod. Apparently, this one’s down to Mark Allen, Jeep’s head of design. He wanted something that spoke of Jeep’s heritage, but also something that wasn’t prone to ’60’s wiring failures or carb-fed V8 miles-per-gallon. Which means that amongst the hardcore and parts-special concepts at the Jeep Easter Safari this year was a ‘Forest Service light green’ chunk of pure loveliness. And we got to drive it. Interesting. But what’s special about it?