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The Flying ‘Jeep’ Universal

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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.


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


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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