<strong>1979 Cherokee Chief</strong><br />
The Cherokee debuted in 1974 as a lower-priced alternative to the Wagoneer, but its two-door style lent itself to some sporty treatments like the Cherokee Chief. Until it was phased out in 1978, the AMC 401ci four-barrel engine was an option, and with 4.11:1 gears and big tires, it was truly a "Chief" among its peers. Later in its life, the Laredo and Golden Eagle Cherokees were other stylish variations. The big SJ Cherokee bowed out after 1983 to let the XJ Cherokee shine.