In mid 2010, one of my friend purchased two mahindra jeeps from local construction company auction.
One was peugeot engine utility jeep and another was commander 750 (?) both 2 WD.
Utility jeep was in good condition and commander was just poor condition.
Commander was bearing DI engine and with hood. Fenders were rusted, exhaust noise was very loud. Colour was peeling off. Body was also rusted at many places. Tyres were about its end life.But it was working (engine was starting with jump start).
We were just thinking about what to with this commander? First thought was to cut the chassis and make it short jeep. Then we scraped the idea. The jeep had starting problem and my friend was not willing to beat two jeeps at time.
He then decided to sell one of them (Commander first). He asked me if i was interested to buy.
I asked my father about it and he said ok, as he also like jeeps.
Next day i purchased the jeep (atleast told my friend that I will buy but pay later and he agreed.)
This was the condition of jeep when we took it to garage for restoration quote :