While the SUV craze has come and went the Jeep brand lives on.
The Jeep brand was in fact the birthplace of the first sport utility wagon.
In 1946 the first Willys Wagon
Over 300,000 of these vehicles were manufactured between 1946 and 1965.
This vehicle was the first 4-wheel drive wagon and was the predecessor to vehicles like the Cherokee
, Grand Cherokee
, and Commander
In 1947 the Willys Wagon
was joined by the Willys Jeep Truck
This vehicle shared many of the same parts with the Wagon.
From 1947 to 1965, more than 200,000 are manufactured.
Many veterans returning from World War II were now sold on the Jeep brand’s reliability and ruggedness.
They purchased the Willys Wagon and Trucks to transport their family.
We are fortunate enough to own a 1955 Willys Truck
that is currently undergoing a full restoration.