There was an article in the paper about this Jeep and RR. Seems the Regan's had a 70's CJ6 on the ranch near Santa Barbara for a long time. It just sat out with no top at all. Some of the horses ate the seats right off the rig. Mrs. Regan wanted to replace it with another Jeep, exactly the same as a birthday gift to RR. Jeep doesn't make a long wheel base jeep any more, so she(or someone) saw a used CJ8 in the paper and grabbed it as a substitute for the CJ6.
regards, as always, jefe