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Winter is Coming! Conquer the snow with this International Scout
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Winter is Coming! Conquer the snow with this International Scout

First introduced in 1961, the International Harvester Scout hit the market as a direct competitor of the civilian Jeep. Building trucks was nothing new for IH; they'd been manufacturing them since 1907 and had even introduced the truck-based Travelall in the early 1950s. However, most of their market was heavy duty, making the Scout a standout product for the company. The early SUV took aim at the daily driver who also needed a go anywhere kind of rig. The result would live on from 1961 through 1980. This 1966 International Scout for sale (link below), is chock full of patina but runs well and can be yours for just $5,500. Let's take a look. While the first 3,000 or so 1966 Scouts would be first generation Scout 80s, later in the year it would become the Scout 800. While the se...
This 80K original mile Jeep J10 truck is cool, clean and cheap
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This 80K original mile Jeep J10 truck is cool, clean and cheap

So the new Jeep Gladiator is a bit out of your price range? Here's a better option, anyway, a 1974 Jeep J10 with the Pioneer package that can be found on Craigslist near Bozeman, Montana, check out the link below. Sure, there's no room for the whole soccer team, but it does have a rifle rack and I'm sure your dog will love riding in the bed. With a hair over 80,000 original miles on the clock and in current ownership of an 80 year old gentleman, this Jeep truck is sure to possess a few other goodies, such as minimal rust and the cleanest headliner of any 50 year old vehicle I've ever seen. That counts for something, right? Let's take a closer look at this running, driving V8 Jeep for sale. In 1974 Jeep, then owned by American Motors, pumped out 15,524 J-Series trucks, which inc...
January 10, 1942 – Ford earns WWII Jeep contract
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January 10, 1942 – Ford earns WWII Jeep contract

A Ford Jeep on Utah Beach, photography on July 18, 1944. Prior to the US entering WWII, the U.S. Army contacted 135 companies asking for prototypes of a four wheel drive reconnaissance car. Only two responded, American Bantam and Willys-Overland. After American Bantam delivered their working model for testing on September 21, 1941, the Army found it met nearly all of their criteria, except for a few issues with underperformance, such as engine torque. The Army was adamant about producing a vehicle that met very strict standards.  The blueprints for the American Bantam vehicle, which the Army took ownership of, were sent to Willys and Ford, along with a list of hopeful improvements. Ultimately, Willys hit the mark and the Willys MB earned a production contract. As the United Sta...
November 13, 1940 – Willys-Overland delivers its prototype Jeep to the Army
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November 13, 1940 – Willys-Overland delivers its prototype Jeep to the Army

On this day in 1940 Willys-Overland delivered to the US Armed Forces its prototype for a highly capable vehicle that would soon become known as the Jeep. The design was based off the Bantam BRC, created by Karl Probst and submitted to the Army two months prior. The Army claimed ownership of the initial design and passed it to Willys, citing the company’s better production capability. The primary differences between the Bantam and Willys prototypes were that the latter offered a more powerful engine and four wheel steering. The original Bantam prototype Ford was recruited to join Willys in building the Jeeps. Together the two companies produced approximately 640,000 Jeeps for World War II, which was about 18 percent of all wheeled vehicles built by the US in that era.  There ...
Future Collectible – 1981 Jeep Cherokee Chief
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Future Collectible – 1981 Jeep Cherokee Chief

If you're in the market for a vehicle's that on the verge of vintage but can still take you just about anywhere, this 1981 Jeep Cherokee may be for you. With wood-paneled Wagoneers of the same era selling for upwards of $20,000, this running and driving four door Cherokee found on Craigslist for $4,250 near St. Louis seems like a bargain, but is it? The Chief package added $349 to the base model price of the Cherokee when introduced in January of 1975, but it appears to have been a solid investment. Aside from some sweet graphics, the package extended the Dana 44 axles by three inches and your new Jeep would come with bigger wheels and wheel cutouts. While a majority of the Cherokee Chiefs were two door, this example offers easy access for the whole family. Outfitted with 2...

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