With every car company there are a few models that over time become forgotten. Jeep is no exception. Below are a list of the 5 Jeep models you’ve probably never heard of. Be sure to let me know what you thought!
- The Jeep Forward Control (FC)
Believe it or not, this funky looking truck is 100% a Jeep. The Jeep Forward Control or FC, was in production from 1956 to 1965 first by Willys and then by Kaiser Jeep.
2. Jeep CJ-10A
Next is the Jeep CJ-10A! The Jeep CJ-10A was a CJ-10-based flightline aircraft tug. Produced in Mexico from 1984 to 1986, it was used by the United States Air Force as an aircraft-pulling vehicle. Only about 2,300 were ever produced!
3. The Jeep DJ (Dispatcher Jeep)
Now this Jeep, you probably have heard of. The Jeep DJ or Dispatcher Jeep is actually better known as the “mail Jeeps”. These funny looking Jeeps were actually 2-wheel drive variants of the original CJ series. Original production started in 1955 by Willy’s Motors and ended in 1984 with AM General. These vehicles typically only had 3 doors and usually had manual transmissions.
4. Jeep FJ (Fleetvan)
This Jeep is pretty cool and even I never heard about it until I did some research. While slightly similar to the iconic Volkswagen van, the Jeep FJ or Fleetvan, was a compact delivery van manufactured by Willys Motors and Kaiser-Jeep from 1961 to 1975.
5. Jeep Jeepster Commando
Last but certainly not least, is the Jeep Jeepster Commando. This is by far one my favorite Jeeps of all time. The Jeep Jeepster Commando was first produced by Kaiser Jeep in 1966 to compete with the International Scout, Toyota Land Cruiser and Ford Bronco. Their were four different models that were available at the time: a pickup truck, convertible, roadster and wagon. The Kaiser line remained in production until about 1969, when AMC bought Kaiser in 1970. In 1972, AMC shortened the vehicle’s name to Commando C104, extended the wheelbase, and changed the front-end design to accept the AMC I6’s & V8 304ci, similar to the Ford Bronco. The new configuration, which formerly was an AMC best seller, quickly caused the line to drop in popularity and was taken out of production in 1973; it was later replaced with the full size Cherokee.
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post and learned a little about some new Jeeps that you may not have heard of! Let me know if there are any other Jeep models that no one really knows of that I missed! Anyway, thanks for reading!
~ JP Family