Stephen was the original owner of this vehicle when it was brand new, buying it right off the showroom floor. It was the top-of-the-line option for 1978. He has owned the vehicle for 35 years and would trust it with his life; in fact, he has trusted it with his life. He was stranded in the mountains in his Jeep when Mount St. Helen erupted and he survived. He plans to restore the Jeep to its original condition – it still has all the original decals, even on the air filter system. The Jeep will eventually be passed to Stephen’s granddaughter, who is only 1 year old. Stephen’s son is also a Jeep enthusiast and recently purchased a brand new Jeep, continuing the family tradition.