Classic Cars

Jeep CJ (1945-86)

The first civilian Jeep vehicle, the CJ-2A, was produced in 1945. Willys advertisements marketed the Jeep as a work vehicle for farmers and construction workers. It came with a tailgate, side-mounted spare tire, larger headlights, an external fuel cap and many more items that its military predecessors did not include.

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Classic Cars

Willys MA/MB

In June 1940, the U.S. military informed automakers that it was looking for a “light reconnaissance vehicle” to replace the Army’s motorcycle and modified Ford Model-T vehicles. At first, Willys-Overland and American Bantam Car Manufacturing Company were the only two companies answering the call.

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