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1947 Ad For the Jeep as a Service Station Vehicle

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

This June 3, 1947, ad published in the Sullivan Daily Times, out of Sullivan, Indiana, highlights the ability of the jeep to be an efficient, low-cost option as a road-service vehicle.



2 Comments on “1947 Ad For the Jeep as a Service Station Vehicle

  1. Maury

    I’m 99% certain that my 1942 GPW was used as a Calso gas station service vehicle in Perth Amboy, NJ for some time after the jeep was sold by the Govt. following the war. When the paint on the windshield frame was sanded, lettering spelling out CALSO and part of the station’s address were revealed.

  2. Mike

    Maury, Great story, reminds me of a childhood memory, Emory’s Sunoco on the corner Crooks & Lakeview Ave. next to St. Brendan’s church, Clifton NJ had an old brush painted blue army Jeep with a plywood half cab . Are you in NJ? Miss NJ, just can’t afford to live there anymore.

    As a child in the 1950’s Harry & Bill’s Gulf Service on Crooks & Wabash Ave Paterson NJ, had an old 1949 CJ2A sitting on the side of the building, not running for the longest time. Harry & Bill would let me sit in the jeep and play while my dad’s and uncle Joe’s Chevy’s were being serviced. Some years later, that Jeep was put back into service, painted red with a hand made “tin half cab”. Even at that young age, I was happy to see the 2A back on the road.

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