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History

This is the history of the brand Jeep since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Creator of the first Jeep vehicle is an American engineer Karl Probst , who constructed in July 1940 at the company American Bantam in the U.S. Army tender Bantam BRC -wheeler carrying capacity " quarter-ton " open body type Ranebaut . This design was later modified at the insistence of the army larger firms, Willys-Overland and Ford Motor Co., And as a result have received major contracts for the supply of Jeep Willys MB and Ford GPW armies of the U.S. and its allies. Until the end of World War II were produced 361.4 and 277.9 thous . , Respectively. Significant supplies of the same type of data models implemented in the framework of the " Lend -Lease " in the USSR, where it was sent over 51 thousand Willys assembled and disassembled.
Jeep was an informal nickname ( it is believed that the name brand got the car Ford GPW in particular because of the combination of the first letters of the phonetic abbreviation of JP ) launched a broad appeal American journalist Katharine Hiller in the spring of 1941 after a test car Bantam. It has become a trademark of the Willys-Overland in 1945.
After the war, Willys Overland decided to adapt his creation to fulfillment of certain civil functions. Was prepared by the party machines. Just called them - CJ ( abbreviation for Civilian Jeep - « civilian Jeep "). These prototypes have been the basis for creating a production model , which went on sale in August 1945.
Externally, the entire "citizenship" was a fold-up tailgate , wiper and fuel cap on the rear wing .
On the hood , the rear door and window frame had to be a logo Jeep. However, in the early years of production, the company has conducted trials with the " American Bantam Car" on the right to use the name Jeep vehicles to be manufactured with the logo Willys. But already in 1950, the company has made to establish itself as the name, and June 13, 1950 Jeep was registered as a trademark .
In 1946, Willys was the first in the automotive industry , who offered a kind of vehicle for civilian use. The vehicle had rear-wheel drive and can seat up to seven people. Speed ​​indicators , however, did not shine - 100 km / h And here is presented in the 1949 version of the all-wheel drive , in fact , was the "grandfather " of the modern Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The further development of the theme occurred in the model Station Wagon, in multiseater Jeep discharged from 1951 to 1963 . His foundation and has served as the prototype of the external features of the first Wagoneer.
In 1953, the company Willys was bought by Kaiser-Fraizer and in 1963 renamed Kaiser Jeep. Since 1969, the Jeep brand was part of the group AMC (American Motors Co.), In turn, got in 1987 under the full control of the concern Chrysler. Since 1998, the Department of Jeep, specializing in the production of road vehicles, is part of the transnational concern DaimlerChrysler Corp.
1960 was perhaps the most important in the history of the Jeep: it is the time to shape the market of off-road vehicles (SUV). Back in the mid-1950s, the company began an active research and development of new projects machines with wheel formula 4 × 4 . The first fruits of the program given the fall of 1962 , when there was a completely new Jeep Wagoneer ( station wagon) , is fundamentally different from the earlier manufactured . The model belongs to the J-series and was equipped with a complete and partial drive.
In 1954 was born the fifth edition of "civil jeep » - CJ5. This all-wheel drive vehicle has been so successful that it stayed on the assembly line , changing , however , engines , suspension and transmission, until 1983.
A series of "civilian jeeps » - CJ - in 1949 established name Universal (« universal » ) 2/4-dverny Wagoneer with a 2.79 -meter wheelbase was the first utility vehicle with an automatic transmission , design and comfort of a passenger car in which supplemented with off-road performance . The combination of all-wheel drive with the "automatic " was used for the first time in the industry . In addition, the engine Wagoneer - «Tornado» - is the only power plant in the United States with an overhead camshaft .
In the 1963 model Wagoneer received a new 250 -horsepower engine V6 «Vigiliante».
In December 1965 Jeep dealers exhibited at the salons Super Wagoneer. After two years at this series Jeep started installing automatic transmission " GIDROMATIK ."
In the late 1960s, the firm's engineers have created another series engine " Dontles ", now with the 8 -cylinder engine. They decided to put on a series of J, to which belonged Wagoneer and Super Wagoneer.
Entry into a new " ten-year" marked another change for the Jeep owner. February 5, 1970 American Motor Corporation ( AMC) acquired Kaiser Jeep Corporation for $ 70 million. For AMC Jeep Wagoneer offered the largest in the history of all-wheel drive station wagon - V6 with a single camshaft . Options were , for the first time in world practice , V8 own production.
In 1973, the Wagoneer has undergone several technical improvements. His new mission «Quadro Track» was the first fully automated system for the permanent all-wheel drive cars ( limited slip differential) .
The following year, the birth took a new name - Cherokee. Newbie joined the J- series as a 2- door model . The 200th anniversary of America in 1976, Jeep released the seventh generation of "civil jeep » - CJ7. By 1977, the company produced and 4- door version , accompanied by its standard V6. Although the Jeep Cherokee at birth looks like a more luxurious Wagoneer, later it was he who was the most popular car in the history of Jeep Motors.
In 1978 he launched a limited edition Wagoneer - modification Limited ( with leather interior , radio and the mass of chromium ) .
In response to the energy crisis, which began in 1979, the production of large pickups and vans Gladiator Wagoneer plummeted. But sales of civilian Jeep CJ-series increased .
In 1984, the company has launched new versions of 2/4-dvernogo Cherokee, as well as a 4-door Wagoneer, which was 53.3 cm shorter than 15 cm is 10 cm shorter and 453 pounds lighter than its predecessor, first introduced in 1963. Cherokee was the only car in the compact class , who had four doors and two -wheel drive system - CommandTrac and SelectTrac.
In the spring of 1986 was born Wrangler. Mechanical stuffing at Wrangler was more like a Cherokee, than CJ7.
August 5, 1987 American Motor Corporation has announced its bankruptcy. All the property was sold . Jeep was acquired by Chrysler Corporation.
March 22, 1990 was one-millionth SUV series «XJ» - bright red Cherokee Limited. During the seven years of production Cherokee became the most popular model of the Chrysler Corporation in Europe.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the brand Jeep Chrysler Corporation has released a new version of the Cherokee with 190 -horsepower 4- liter engine PowerTechSix. The car was named - Grand Cherokee.
The official presentation of the machine was January 7, 1992 at the Detroit Auto Show. In the 1996 model year in the Grand Cherokee were substantially improved : the engine , chassis, interior and electronic systems . Inside the cabin the most significant changes occurred in the dashboard. All switches and buttons are located in the immediate vicinity of the driver, the interior has improved ergonomics .
Successfully coped with the Grand Cherokee, Jeep design team took up the Wrangler - a descendant of Willys, which began the history of the company. The second-generation Jeep Wrangler was put into production in 1996.
Jeep - one of the most famous brands in the world of cars. In some languages ​​, such as, for example, in Russian , the brand name has become synonymous with the designation of all terrain vehicles . And in English , and it did originally was a household word.

Latest classic Jeep cars offered in listings in Canada:

Jeep: CJ | eBay Jeep: CJ | eBay 12 $7,500.00
Jeep: CJ Jeep: CJ 12 $6,150.00
Jeep: Willys | eBay Jeep: Willys | eBay 3 $2,226.00
Jeep: CJ Full Custom | eBay Jeep: CJ Full Custom | eBay 12 $13,000.00
Jeep: 4x4 PICKUP TRUCK Gladiator | eBay Jeep: 4x4 PICKUP TRUCK Gladiator | eBay 21 $7,500.00
Jeep: CJ Jeep: CJ 12 $3,600.00
Jeep: CJ CJ-5 Jeep: CJ CJ-5 1 $8,300.00
Jeep: 1/2 ton pickup Base Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door Jeep: 1/2 ton pickup Base Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door 12 $5,100.00
Jeep: CJ CJ-5 Jeep: CJ CJ-5 1 $6,101.00
Jeep: CJ Jeep: CJ 12 $4,000.00
Jeep: Other Jeep: Other 5 $14,500.00
Jeep: Other Jeep: Other 10 $9,999.00
Jeep: Wrangler WRANGLER YJ LAREDO Jeep: Wrangler WRANGLER YJ LAREDO 21 $5,100.00
Jeep: Wagoneer Jeep: Wagoneer 6 $14,999.00
Jeep: Wagoneer Jeep: Wagoneer 6 $19,999.00
Jeep: Wagoneer Jeep: Wagoneer 6 $29,999.00
Volkswagen : Bus/Vanagon 4 door Volkswagen : Bus/Vanagon 4 door 12 $1,675.00
Replica/Kit Makes : FERRARI DINO Replica/Kit Makes : FERRARI DINO 11 $15,000.00
Austin Healey : 3000 MK III Austin Healey : 3000 MK III 21 $45,000.00
GMC : Yukon YUKON XL DENALI B6 ARMORED GMC : Yukon YUKON XL DENALI B6 ARMORED 7 $50,000.00
Land Rover : Defender 90 Diesel Land Rover : Defender 90 Diesel 12 $36,000.00
Alfa Romeo : GTV GTV Alfa Romeo : GTV GTV 21 $20,000.00
Pontiac : Firebird 350 Big Block with 400 Heads/Hood Pontiac : Firebird 350 Big Block with 400 Heads/Hood 21 $8,000.00
Mini : Classic Mini Cooper Mini : Classic Mini Cooper 13 $9,250.00
Chevrolet : Corvette Highly Modified Supercharged Coupe Chevrolet : Corvette Highly Modified Supercharged Coupe 14 $62,900.00
Cadillac : CTS CTS V Coupe Cadillac : CTS CTS V Coupe 15 $36,000.00
Other Makes : MXT Original Other Makes : MXT Original 13 $60,000.00
Porsche : Boxster Roadster Convertible 2-Door Porsche : Boxster Roadster Convertible 2-Door 21 $6,000.00
Toyota : Sienna SIENNA Toyota : Sienna SIENNA 17 $2,750.00
Aston Martin : Other V8 Volante Aston Martin : Other V8 Volante 21 $150,000.00
Dodge : Ram 1500 SRT-10 Crew Cab Pickup 4-Door Dodge : Ram 1500 SRT-10 Crew Cab Pickup 4-Door 21 $32,500.00
Mini : Cooper steel Mini : Cooper steel 5 $29,999.99
Dodge : Challenger Dodge : Challenger 17 $65,000.00
Jeep : Grand Cherokee Laredo Jeep : Grand Cherokee Laredo 12 $8,500.00
2012 Porsche Cayman S Sport Design Package 2012 Porsche Cayman S Sport Design Package 16 $55,000.00
Plymouth : Other P3 Plymouth : Other P3 17 $12,000.00
Cadillac : Other Superior Cadillac : Other Superior 12 $4,800.00
Jeep : Commando Jeep : Commando 1 $6,500.00
Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door 8 $4,000.00
Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door 8 $4,000.00
Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door 8 $4,000.00
Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door 8 $4,000.00
Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door 8 $4,500.00
Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door Jeep : Wrangler Laredo Sport Utility 2-Door 8 $756.50
Jeep : CJ Jeep : CJ 12 $13,997.00
Jeep : CJ 5 Jeep : CJ 5 12 $11,000.00
Jeep : CJ Willy's CJ5 Jeep : CJ Willy's CJ5 13 $12,997.00
Jeep : CJ cj5 willy's Jeep : CJ cj5 willy's 13 $13,500.00
Jeep : CJ cj5 willy's Jeep : CJ cj5 willy's 13 $13,500.00
Jeep : CJ tuxedo park mark IV Jeep : CJ tuxedo park mark IV 11 $3,600.00
Jeep : CJ CJ-8 Jeep : CJ CJ-8 1 $10,400.00
Jeep : CJ CJ8 Jeep : CJ CJ8 15 $9,999.00
Jeep : Other DJ-5A Jeep : Other DJ-5A 4 $4,500.00
Jeep : CJ tuxedo park mark IV Jeep : CJ tuxedo park mark IV 11 $3,600.00
Jeep : CJ RENEGADE Jeep : CJ RENEGADE 12 $8,500.00
Jeep : Other DJ-5A Jeep : Other DJ-5A 4 $4,500.00
Jeep : CJ CJ8 Jeep : CJ CJ8 15 $9,999.00
Jeep : CJ CJ8 Jeep : CJ CJ8 15 $9,999.00
Jeep : CJ tuxedo park mark IV Jeep : CJ tuxedo park mark IV 11 $3,500.00
Jeep : Other LAREDO Jeep : Other LAREDO 15 $6,700.00
Chevrolet : Chevelle Malibu Super Sport Chevrolet : Chevelle Malibu Super Sport 21 $37,900.00
Porsche : 928 S Coupe 2-door Porsche : 928 S Coupe 2-door 21 $92.80
Pontiac : Grand Am 2 Door Coupe Pontiac : Grand Am 2 Door Coupe 21 $13,500.00
Ford : Thunderbird 2 Door Hardtop Ford : Thunderbird 2 Door Hardtop 21 $4,200.00
BUICK EIGHT 1947 BUICK EIGHT 1947 21 $1,000.00
Mercedes-Benz : 300-Series E Mercedes-Benz : 300-Series E 9 $1,025.00
Mercedes-Benz : 190-Series Mercedes-Benz : 190-Series 1 $2,700.00
Mercedes-Benz : Other Luxury Mercedes-Benz : Other Luxury 21 $18,000.00
Mercedes-Benz : 300-Series 300D Turbo Mercedes-Benz : 300-Series 300D Turbo 11 $7,500.00
Nissan : Altima S Nissan : Altima S 11 $10,500.00
Toyota : Tacoma X-Runner Toyota : Tacoma X-Runner 21 $9,100.00
Ford : Mustang BOSS 302 G CODE Ford : Mustang BOSS 302 G CODE 12 $59,000.00
Chevrolet : Corvette Stingray Chevrolet : Corvette Stingray 6 $8,900.00
Cadillac : Other series 62 Cadillac : Other series 62 12 $2,000.00
Volvo : 240 DL Volvo : 240 DL 10 $1,650.00
Chevrolet : Corvette 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONVERTIBLE Chevrolet : Corvette 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONVERTIBLE 1 $49,995.00
Acura : Integra GS-R Acura : Integra GS-R 21 $15,600.00
Chevrolet : Chevelle Convertible Chevrolet : Chevelle Convertible 11 $10,499.00
Mercedes-Benz : CLK-Class Coupe Mercedes-Benz : CLK-Class Coupe 20 $1,999.00
Ford : Other 5-Window Coupe Ford : Other 5-Window Coupe 21 $33,000.00
Chevrolet : Other Pickups 2 doors Chevrolet : Other Pickups 2 doors 11 $27,000.00
Ram : 1500 Sport Crew Cab Pickup 4-Door Ram : 1500 Sport Crew Cab Pickup 4-Door 11 $35,150.00
Dodge : Ram 1500 slt Dodge : Ram 1500 slt 9 $9,500.00
Mazda : Tribute tribute Mazda : Tribute tribute 3 $4,000.00
Plymouth : Satellite Sport Satellite Plymouth : Satellite Sport Satellite 18 $27,900.00
Ford : Mustang Mach-1 Ford : Mustang Mach-1 21 $23,000.00
Jeep : CJ 5 Jeep : CJ 5 9 $9,000.00
Jeep : Cherokee LAREDO Jeep : Cherokee LAREDO 12 $3,900.00
Jeep : Wagoneer Base Sport Utility 4-Door Jeep : Wagoneer Base Sport Utility 4-Door 19 $2,425.00
Jeep : CJ Jeep : CJ 4 $16,995.00
Jeep : Wagoneer Base sport utility 4-door Jeep : Wagoneer Base sport utility 4-door 18 $17,000.00
Jeep : Wagoneer LEATHER Jeep : Wagoneer LEATHER 21 $4,000.00
Jeep : Other Jeep : Other 21 $7,995.00
Jeep : Commando Standard Jeep : Commando Standard 21 $1,777.77
Jeep : CJ 2 door Jeep : CJ 2 door 19 $23,900.00
Jeep : Other FC-170 Jeep : Other FC-170 16 $2,650.00
Jeep : Commando Jeepster Jeep : Commando Jeepster 12 $1,300.00
Jeep : CJ base Jeep : CJ base 18 $2,000.00
Jeep : Wagoneer Sport Utility Jeep : Wagoneer Sport Utility 21 $9,500.00
Jeep : Commando 4X4 COMMANDO Jeep : Commando 4X4 COMMANDO 21 $3,499.00