Over these years, we have seen all kinds of different birthday celebrations of people and animals. Have you ever thought that the same is applicable to your vehicle as well?. well that is what exactly a father and son duo from Karnataka did. They recently celebrated 50th birthday of their Mahindra and Mahindra, Jeep CJ3B. The video has been uploaded by Mundodi family who owns this Jeep on their youtube channel Mundodi Vlogs.
The video starts by introducing the vehicle. The CJ 3B in the video has been there in their family for a very long time, 50 years to be exact. This right hand drive CJ3B was originally registered in 1969 and ever since then it has been with them in the family.
As part of the birthday celebration the father-son duo drives the Jeep to the nearest village and distributes sweets among villagers. The jeep looks in mint condition in the video. according to some newspaper reports, family has worked hard to keep this Jeep intact. years ago they changed the whole body of the Jeep with 16-gauge metal sheet. Red was not the original colour of the Jeep, they later got it repainted. Even wheels have been changed, they now get a sporty looking 6-spoke alloy wheel instead of the steel ones.
The CJ 3B is a proper 4×4 SUV and is capable of handling any off-road conditions. The Jeep is equipped with a 3-speed manual gearbox with both high and low ratio gearboxes. According to a report in The Indian Express, in 1990 the petrol engine of the jeep was replaced with high speed direct injection engine.
Mahindra has been a manufacturer who has been known for utility vehicles. They have always concentrated on utilitarian vehicles and has now become country’s biggest Utilitarian vehicle manufacturer. Times have changed and so has Mahindra. Mahindra is currently working on next-generation Thar and has been spotted many times testing on our roads. We expect to see the new Thar in the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi. Along with Thar, Mahindra is also working on next-gen Scorpio and XUV500. All the vehicles will be based on a new platform and will be wider than the current generation. They will also be getting a set of new engines because of the upcoming stricter emission norms. The 2020 Thar is likely to be a lot more expensive than the current version thanks to more powerful engines, additional safety features and a more comfortable ride.