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The Flying ‘Jeep’ Universal

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Newspaper Ads in 1965 & 1966 championed the CJs and the V-6 power plant, calling it The Flying Jeep. This first article was published on August 21, 1965, in The Evening Independent.

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The Toledo Blade published an article two days after the one above, noted that Kaiser Jeep faced a new competitor, the Ford Bronco:

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This ad was published in a variety of newspapers. This particular one appeared October 12, 1966, in the Southeast Missourian.

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2 Comments on “The Flying ‘Jeep’ Universal

  1. Mike

    I remember when the Jeep V/6 was big news back in 1965. I was 15 years old and very excited about it’s introduction. My dd had owned Willys jeeps in the past and I knew how under powered they were on the highways.

    The first Jeep V/6 that I viewed was at Ziggy’s Phillip’s 66 Service Station, white with a black vinyl top. This Jeep went through many owners over the years, but I never lost sight of it, Bought it in 1978 for $550.00 with plow. I still have it today. With all the snow plowing I’ve done over the years, it’s earned it’s keep.

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