1964 Jeep Wagoneer Two-Door
For 1963, the Wagoneer debuted as both a two- and four-door
Defining Sport Utility:
By the mid-'50s, the Jeep station wagons and pickups were getting dated, and engineers started on a process to modernize them. The merger of Kaiser-Frazier and Willys-Overland in 1953, to become Willys Motors, had moved that process along handily. By the late '50s, Willys Motors had prototypes of a new vehicle that merged the station wagon with the 4x4 in a way that no truck-based carryall, such as the GM Suburban, could match. It evolved through several looks and names but emerged in 1962 as the Wagoneer-a name with almost as much recognition now as Jeep itself. Near that time, Willys Motors became Kaiser Jeep, ensuring everyone knew the name of the man who signed the checks.
For 1967, the late-'40s Willys Jeepster concept was dusted off and refined into the Jeepster Commando. The original Jeepster was touted as being a "sports" car. Its anemic four-banger performance did not live up to that term, even by 1948 standards. With a snappy V-6, the '67 C-101 Jeepster Commando was different, plus it had four-wheel drive, which the original Jeepster did not. It was a modest success as a sport-utility rig. After the 1970 American Motors takeover of Kaiser Jeep, the Commando evolved a new snout and sported a new AMC Six and a V-8 option, but was replaced in the lineup after 1973 by the SJ-based Cherokee.
1966 Jeep Wagoneer Four-Door
For 1965, a bunch of new stuff was added to the Wagoner lin
During the '60s, the Wagoneer gradually moved upmarket. One notable sign of that was the '66-'69 Super Wagoneer, which was a luxury version that rivaled cars for comfort. This was the first factory-built luxury SUV, and Jeep gets the credit for it.
But moving the Wagoneer upmarket left a hole at the bottom. That hole was filled by the Cherokee in 1974. The Wagoneer had debuted in both two- and four-door models. The two-door option faded away by 1968 but was resurrected for the Cherokee, which was initially offered only that way. Later, a four-door Cherokee S was offered. Though it was offered with plenty of options, the Cherokee had plenty of basic and middle-range options the Wagoneer didn't.
1968 Jeep Super Wagoneer
The '66-'69 Super Wagoneer was the world's first luxury 4x4. Wi
It's was a "gentleman's" 4x4, of course, not meant for hard wheeling, and a little over 3,
1979 Cherokee Chief
The Cherokee debuted in 1974 as a lower-priced alternative to the Wa
1991 Grand Wagoneer
You know you're getting long in the tooth when they add "Grand" to y
1968 Jeepster Commando Convertible
When the original-model Jeepster debuted in 1948, nob
1970 Jeepster Commando Pickup
Jeep touted the Jeepster Commando as a "Sports Utility" wh
1973 Commando Station Wagon
Job 1 for AMC was to integrate as much home-built componentr
1967 Jeepster Commando Roadster
The basis for the Station Wagon and Pickup was the model
1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando
A number of special editions appeared in the C-101 and C-10