The old jeep was dirt cheap. Its restoration came at minimum expense. But the result is priceless.
When Daniel Haralambou purchased a rusted, beaten up 1995 Jeep Wrangler in 2015, he was told it was only good for parts. That turned out to be true.
As long as the part is a role in the next Jurassic Park movie.
“I wanted a Jeep I could restore all by myself,” said Haralambou, who works as events director of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville. “I have never done anything like this before. Once I got started, I thought it would cool to fix it up to look like the Jeep in the original Jurassic Park movie.”
Indeed, Haralambou’s effort is so close to the original that people sitting in the vehicle might expect to feel the ground tremble under the thundering footsteps of a T-Rex.