Black Tie: ’65 JEEP CJ5A Tuxedo Park IV
We are a sucker for a good old workhorse of a JEEP. When we came across this little known version with the lofty edition title of Tuxedo Park IV, we dug a little deeper. First, let’s explain why there is a disconnect between a JEEP CJ5A and Tuxedo Park. Tuxedo Park was/is home to some of the wealthiest folks in the country. It was founded in 1885 by Pierre Lorillard IV of tobacco fortunes. In 1886, New York millionaire James Brown Potter was invited to the Prince of Wales Norfolk hunting estate. When Potter asked for guidance on appropriate dinner dress, the Prince sent him to Poole & Co. to obtain the new style of jacket. Potter took the dinner suit home with him to Tuxedo Park. The dinner suit proved so popular that men copied him, making it their informal dining uniform. Boom! The Tuxedo was born.
So that’s why calling any JEEP package Tuxedo Park is kind of kooky. But this one is rare and unique and in survivor condition. The top, seats, chrome, Warn overdrive and bug screen are all part of the package. Old JEEPs are so cool that when they look old they are even cooler.
Here is a picture of Ralph Lauren with his blue JEEP out in Telluride. If you buy the Tuxedo JEEP you will be as cool maybe just not as well-dressed. Click here for the Craigslist Ad. At $9800 it is probably a sweet deal.