History of the Jeep

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The history of the Jeep dates from about 65 years ago in the 1940s. It was after World War II that the United States Army knew they needed a vehicle that could go nowhere. In 1940, the Army issued specifications for a vehicle that they believe is the vehicle of the army’s future.

There were more were invited to place their offers for the first 70 jeeps for the US Army. 130 American car manufacturers. The first jeep handed over to the Army had the Bantam Company and was called the Model 60, or better known as the MKII.

Shortly after, Willys Overland and Ford delivered their first model in the military. They were the Willys Quad and Ford Pigmy. Each company builds 1500 units of each model for the army in the field test. Each model was modified after the field trials and became the Bantam 40 BRC, the Ford GP Willys MA.

Willys won the contract with the military to build a model that combines the best of the three models and was appointed deputy.

It was not long after World War II broke out and Ford was taken to build the overall program of work.

Shortly after World War II Willys built the first civilian version of the Jeep, the CJ2A and shortly after the CJ-3A. It was only in 1970 that the famous CJ-5 was built and it is at this point that the history of the jeep began to take off.

In 1986, Jong YJ and Wrangler was introduced in 1996 had a total of 632,231 YJ built. It was in 1997 that the Jeep TJ was built and is still the jeep of choice today.

The last jeep introduced in 2004.5 is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Wrangler Unlimited is 15 inches longer than the Jeep TJ with 13 inches added to the rear cargo area and an additional 2 inches added to the rear seat area for an additional room required for the legs.

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