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Jeep: The First 70 Years Part 2 Photos

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1944 CJ-2
The CJ-2 was the first civilian Jeep. A small number were built for testing, and this is the ninth built of approximately 45. The brass "Jeep" tags were fitted to a number of these prototypes. Some of the early units had data tags marking them as an "Agrijeep." Willys envisioned Jeeps becoming the new farmer's best friend, and that's why many of them were fitted with V-tread (tractor-style) tires. This restored CJ-2, one of a handful of CJ-2 survivors, belongs to Jeep historian Fred Coldwell.
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