From the Museum in Reno, January 2005:
Donated By: Harrah's Hotels & Casinos
Model: Custom 4WD Wagoneer
Built By: Jeep Corporation
Subsidiary of American Motors Corporation
Engine: DOHC Ferrari 12 Cylinder, 365 H. P.
Displacement: 267.9 Cu. In.
William F. Harrah originated the idea of combining a Ferrari with a Jeep
Wagoneer to create a four-wheel-drive sports car. Harrah wanted a
four-wheel-drive vehicle that could handle Nevada's winters, especially
when he drove from Reno to Lake Tahoe and back. From the outside, the
vehicle looks like a stock Jeep Wagoneer, but the body and chassis were
combined with a Ferrari 365 GTC/4 V-12 engine and C4 five-speed
transmission, which was coupled to the Jeep Quadratrack drive train.
Built in Harrah's own restoration shops and to his specifications, the
engine compartments and hood were stretched 2-1/2 inches, the radiator
was discarded and two split units were installed on the right and left
front of the engine. The mesh intake below the front license plate
screens air into the helicopter-engine oil cooler. The additions of
wipers and washers for the halogen headlamps and the Ice Alerts under
the front bumper made driving in a Nevada snowstorm much easier.
Without the hindrance of snow, top speed was 140 mph.