Interesting Jeep History. Jeeps Have a Great Past and Present
Jeep has been around for a long time. So interesting that Jeeps existed before “Jeep” existed! We hope you’ll like a look back at some of the things Jeep has done in its long and interesting history.
The first Jeep Pickup was introduced in 1947 and was in production until 1965.
The first civilian jeep (CJ2) called the Agrijeep only sold 40 units in the year they were introduced in 1944.
Jeeps held the record for the highest climb up volcano Ojos del Salado in Chile at 21,804 feet. 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicons were the Jeeps that made this climb. (later broken)
The Jeep factory in Toledo Ohio started making willys-Overland cars in 1912.
A company called the Bantam Car Company of Butler which was located in Pennsylvania was the original designer of the prototypes for Jeep.
The Toledo Ohio Jeep Plant has been manufacturing Jeeps for over 70 years.
The CJ-3B is still being produced under international license by Mahindra of India.
Alaska has the highest percentage of 4WD vehicles in the USA at 67.1% followed by Wyoming at 60.5%. Wonder how many of those are Jeeps.
An early Bantam MK II Jeep was captured by the Japanese Imperial Army in 1941 in the Philippines. It was sent to Toyota with orders to make a similar light truck for use.
The first Moab Jeep Safari Trail was the “Behind the Rocks Trail”.
Since Jeeps inception the brand has been owned by 8 different corporations.
In WWII the US Government spent $738.74 for MB Jeeps.
The “CJ” two letter designation was assigned to the Jeep to designate “Civilian Jeep” which started out in 1944 with the CJ2 AgriJeep.
There was a 7 Slot Grill found on the HMMWV/Humvee because AM General Owned the Jeep brand at that time. Nice little Crossover there.
In WWII a completed Jeep was rolling off the assembly line every 90 seconds. This was at peak production of the Jeep during this time. 620,000 Jeeps were made during this time.
The Willys-Overland Company trademarked the name “Jeep” in 1950.[su_slider source=”media: 3613,3612,3611,3610,3609″ width=”820″ height=”400″ title=”no” autoplay=”7000″ speed=”1000″]
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