There’s a reason why the Jeep brand has a cult following. Old Jeeps are some of the coolest vehicles ever made, and the history behind the brand is just epic. But some Jeeps don’t get the recognition they deserve. Let’s look at some rare old Jeeps that history forgot. Let’s look at seven rare production Jeeps: one per grille slot. Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, CJ- these names rush to our minds when we think “Jeep.” But there are so many other great vehicles that sported that Jeep badge over the years. Many of them were military vehicles, some were mail delivery trucks, others were ambulances. While these vehicles have seen use in a variety of disparate environments, old Jeeps all share one common trait: they drip with soul and character. Here are seven awesome production Jeeps that you may or may not have heard of. 1. Jeep CJ-6 (1956-1975) The Jeep CJ-6 was Kaiser’s response to customer’s needs for a roomier offroad vehicle. The CJ-6 is simply a Jeep CJ-5 with an extra 20 inches of wheelbase. Sounds like a winning formula given the success of today’s Wrangler Unlimited, but the CJ-6 didn’t do so well in the marketplace. Debuted in 1955 for the 1956 model year, the CJ-6 was a sluggish seller. Even though it had the mighty “Dauntless” V6 engine and an AMC 304 V8 in its later production years, only about 50,000 CJ-6s were sold in a 20 year run. Some were sold in South America, where… [Read full story]
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