Before retiring in 2006, tennis legend Andre Agassi played big on the court, and, apparently, played really big off road. His heavily customized 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited has been served up on eBay Motors and, you might expect, it's as bold as Agassi himself.

The Wrangler began with a humble 3.8-liter V6, rated at just 202 horsepower. Obviously that's not enough oomph for a celebrity sports star, because Agassi had Burnsville Offroad replace the anemic plant with a more appropriate 6.1-liter Hemi V8. To handle the 420 horses, Burnsville added a 545 RFE automatic transmission, Rancho 9000 shocks, tubular doors and LNG suspension system that presumably gave the Vegas-native all the offroad capabilities he needed to navigate the Nevada countryside. Or the Strip.

Seller Classic & Collectible Cars of Las Vegas says almost $80,000 was spent on the 4x4 at The Custom Shop, also in Nevada. That's on top of the cost of the original vehicle. For that kind of money, you might think they would have thrown in some custom interior pieces, too, but at least the auction winner will have a custom sound system to enjoy.

As of this writing, the auction bidding is at $33,100 after 18 bids, a fraction of that claimed customizing bill. Reserve hasn't been met, but a listing on C&C's website shows a $48,995 asking price.


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      ferps
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why doesn't Chrysler offer a Wrangler with a hemi from the factory?
        wilkegm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ferps
        With the power that the Pentastar has, there really isn't the need for the conversion, like there was with the 3.8. Today, just popping in the right gears will get you 80% of the results for 20% of the investment. If my suspicions are correct, then AEV will march ever closer to becoming Jeeps in-house tuner, Like AMG for Mercedes.
        Daekwan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ferps
        Several words: Would it be profitable? To put a hemi into a Wrangler what would be the development costs? What about manufactering and pricing? Then who would buy it? Is there really a market for this.. or is it something "cool" to see done once. If Chrysler will put a V10 truck engine into a 2door sports car (Viper), I dont think they are scared to put a hemi into a jeep. The problem is ill-thought decisions like that are what got Chrysler into bankruptcy before.
          protovici
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Daekwan
          Development cost??? It has been developed.... Its for sale?? all the rest is correct.
          Dvanos
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Daekwan
          Excellent response.
        GreaseMonkeySRT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ferps
        One word: CAFE. Thank your federal government.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ferps
        Why does it NEED it? Sure, it's badass to have in this case 420hp. But when you're going 5mph out on the trail, you're not really utilizing 6.1L of displacement. Plus as mentioned, it would probably have a very low take rate. And with all the people who buy these and don't take them off road I'd guess a diesel wouldn't sell great either, however that would at least have a good argument since for out on the trail you'd have a lot of torque at very low RPM. A big V8 really doesn't offer anything except "I did it cause I can and it's awesome"
      Peter_G
      • 2 Years Ago
      The wiring around the battery block seems surprisingly....messy for a professional mod job.
        foci
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Peter_G
        Agreed. I think a better solution would have been to relocate the battery to the back.
      Jeremy Pennini
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, the wires leading away from the battery are a mess! I hope the rest of the conversion was better planned then that.
      Welcome Donald
      • 2 Years Ago
      for 80 grand i would really want the doors and roofs.
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      Given all that was done to this Jeep I find it surprisingly tasteful. It's not subtle, but at least it's not screaming "HEY, HEEEEY LOOK AT MY JEEEEEEP!"
      Bryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      "The tubular doors are great for hiding your drugs before a match!" - Andre Agassi.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Rob K
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's what we call in the Jeepin' world as a mall crawler. There's not so much a single scratch on the underside. What a waste of a good Jeep.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rob K
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          Bradford
          • 2 Years Ago
          "Is a Ferrari a "waste" if its not raced?" YES,
          jtav2002
          • 2 Years Ago
          I'd rather see someone roll a Wrangler using it for what it's intended than getting a door ding in the mall parking lot. I don't see how it's a waste of someone wrecks a vehicle using it for what it's supposed to be used for. What's next, are you going to tell someone that gets a scratch on their truck using it for work that they're wasting it by letting it get scratched and dinged?
      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      All that money and it still has a stock interior?
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, the bidding looks about right.... 33k doesn't seem to far off if the p's and q's are all in order.
      Rasky
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet! I live down the road from the shop that did this Jeep. I remember when the did the Viper powered one for Jeff Christy back in the day. My buddies did the stereo system on his too. :) http://www.off-road.com/aimages/articlestandard/jeep/272006/353931/article.html
      Stumpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Always been a big Andre Agassi fan. That said, I would want this Jeep no matter who's it was. That thing is awesome. ..
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