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Jeep History By Year
 
1945  Willys-Series CJ-2A 
1946  Willys-Series CJ-2A 
1947  Willys-JeepPickup
1948  Willys-Jeep Truck 4x4
1949  Willys-Jeep Truck 4x2
1950  Willys-JeepPickup 4x2
Willys-JeepVJ-3
1951  Willys-JeepM-38
1952  Willys-JeepSedan 4x2
1953  Willys-JeepCJ-3B
1954  Willys-JeepSedan Delivery 4x4
1955  Jeep CJ-5,CJ-6 Long WB
Willys-JeepUtility Wagon
1956  Willys-Jeep CJ-6 DJ-3A
1957  Willys-Jeep FC-150 1/4Ton Pickup
FC-170
1958  FC-150 1Ton,JA-3CB(AU Only)
1959  DJ-Surrey,Gala
Maverick Utility Wagon 4x2
1960  Fleet Vans US Postal Contract
1961  Fleet Van Walk-in Delivery Truck
1962  FC-170 1-Ton Platform 4x4
6-cyl Introduction
1963  Kaiser Jeep Corp.
Wagoneer/Gladiator-Series J-100-310
1964  JeepCJ5A "Tuxedo Park"
1965  DJ-5 DJ-6
(M606 V-8 Foreign Market Only)
1966  No Major Changes "Dauntless" V-6 Introduction
1967  Jeep M-715
Jeepster Commando
1968  Jeepster Commando
1969  CJ-6 "462 Limited Edition"
1970  American Motor Corporation AMC purchased Kaiser-Jeep
1971  No Changes
1972  CJ-5 Hard Top
1973  J-Trucks Quadra-Trac 4WD Option
CJ-5 Renegade
1974  Jeep Cherokee S
1975  Cherokee Chief,J-Series Pickup Pioneer
1976  CJ-7 "Automatic Transmission",J10 Honcho
1977  CJ-5/7 "Golden Eagle"
1978  No Major Changes
CJ-5 Limited Edition "Silver Anniversary"
1979  No Major Changes
1980  CJ-Larado Edition
1981  CJ-8 "Scrambler", J10 Larado Pickup,
1982  CJ-7 Limited Introduced. 1982 was the first year that the AMC 304 V8 was no longer offered as an option.
1983  Select-Trac Replaces Quadra-Trac
Beijing Jeep Corp. Joing Venture AMC
1984  Cherokee Down Size XJ
End of CJ-5 Production,4-cyl Intro
1985  XJ Pioneer Four Door Wagon
1986  End of CJ Series Modoels,Wrangler YJ Intro.
Commanche mini Pickup,Based On XJ Series
1987  AMC-Jeep Eagle Sold To Chrysler Corperation 8-5-87
1988   
1989   
1990   
1991   
1992   
1993  Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Intro.
1994   
1995  Last Jeep YJ Produced
1996  No Jeep Wranglers YJs Produced
1997  Jeep TJ Introduction
1998   
1999  Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ

Willy's-Overland MK1 jeep CJ2A 1946-1949

As used ny the military in WW1

MK2 CJ3A & M38 1948-1953

The second model in production.with a one peice windshield.

The CJ3B

From 1953-1964

MA38A1 1951-1971&CJ-5 1955-1975

Now we are looking more towardds the Jeeps we know today..

CJ-5 1976-1983

CJ-7 1976- 1986

1945-49
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CJ-2A

1953-65

CJ-3B

1987-95

JEEP WRANGLER

WRANGLER
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INTERIOR

NOVEMBER 1940

WILLYS QUAD

1951-62

M-38A1

1976-86

CJ-7

4X4 VAUXHALL

FRONTERA

1948-53
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CJ-3A

1955-83

CJ-5

1997-PRESENT DAY

JEEP WRANGLER

DIFFERENT VIEW

JEEP FOR SALE

                                   History of the Jeep..

 

John Willys bought Overland Automotive Co. in 1908, which at that had its mother home in Indianapolis, Indiana. The manufacturing 1940 brought the design and development of Americas first four wheel drive ton utility vehicle, with Willy-Overland having the contract to produce the JEEPS for the military, which started production in 1941. Each JEEP cost the military about $750 per vehicle, Ford were also responsible for building some of the military jeeps following the Willys-Overland design and blueprints.  The military jeeps had split windscreens or windshields, which was to alter when jeeps were made for civilians.        As part of the war effort, Willys-Overland also became a supplier of munitions and military materials, including the "Robomb", the allied version of the German V-2 rocket, bullet cores, shells, projectiles and parts for aircraft landing gears. G.P or General Purpose vehicle were began to be constructed for the everyday man after the second world war, but all jeep production had to be allocated to the forces.

 

Eugene the jeep was believed to be responsible by some plant was later moved across to the Pope-Toledo factory in Ohio, Where Later followed the birth of the Willys-Knight popular runaround vehicle, the whippet.

1939 showed promise to the birth of the military jeep, instead of the older motorcycle and side cars used in world war one, as the military wanted a new type of vehicle suitable for their use, they passed on certain information to suit these needs, which are: 

 

Load capacity = 600 pounds

        Wheelbase less than 75 inches                                                                 Jeep Identification

        Height less than 36 inches

        Engine had to run smoothly from 3 to 50 MPH

        Had to be of Rectangular shape

        Two speed transfer, with ability of four wheel drive.

        Folding windshield

        Bucket seats, 3 of

        Driving lights to be blacked out

        Gross vehicle weight to be less than 1200 pounds.

 

American Bantam car company, Ford and Willys were the only 3 out of 135 different companies which had these design requests submitted to, Bantams attempt failed, which had the first 70 preliminary order when military trials were made, by this time world war 2 had already broken out, and so the prototypes from the other 2 companies were accepted, firstly new Willys-Overland, model which was approved and best of all, then followed the Ford and Bantam.

 

1940 brought the design and development of Americas first four wheel drive ton utility vehicle, with Willy-Overland having the contract to produce the JEEPS for the military, which started production in 1941. Each JEEP cost the military about $750 per vehicle, Ford were also responsible for building some of the military jeeps following the Willys-Overland design and blueprints.  The military jeeps had split windscreens or windshields, which was to alter when jeeps were made for civilians.        As part of the war effort, Willys-Overland also became a supplier of munitions and military materials, including the "Robomb", the allied version of the German V-2 rocket, bullet cores, shells, projectiles and parts for aircraft landing gears. G.P or General Purpose vehicle were began to be constructed for the everyday man after the second world war, but all jeep production had to be allocated to the forces.