Jeeps of Yesteryear

by | May 5, 2018 | Vintage Advertising | 0 comments

As June comes in to focus, we’re looking to fun summer cars.  And what better vehicle than the legendary Jeep Wrangler?  With the roof on or off, this vehicle is perfect for taking to the park, the beach or into the woods.  The versatility and ruggedness of this Wrangler is why it has lasted for generations!

From the original Willy’s Franchise ads to a South American CJ-7 Ad for Venezuela we’ve picked a few ads from across the net for you to check out.

Built in Venezuela, these CJ-7 Wranglers were shipped all over South America.  Built with a Llenaro and a Renegade varient, they were still built for thrill seekers.

Featured in the November 1973 Playboy magazine, this Jeep ad from the American Motor Company features the exciting Jeep Renegade CJ-5!

Comin’ at you– the famous Jeep CJ-5, the ultimate get-up-an’-go machine.  Get a hold of one of these babies, like this sporty Jeep Renegade and you’re in for the ride of your life.

She was born to run free far from the pavement. Built to take hard knocks in her stride, the Renegade boasts a brawny suspension, heavy duty axels, and a tight 32.9 ft. turning diameter. Rollbar, fender lip extensions and special aluminum wheels come with this spirited beauty. Plus 304 V-8 engine, improved brakes and a dazzling assortment of colors and options.

’74 Jeep Renegade for a really great escape.

An ad featuring the Jeep in action in “The greatest show on Earth” Tuesdays on ABC, asks “Do ‘Jeep’ Families have more fun?” 

Yes, because they have the 4-wheel drive family car that’s built stronger to last longer.  The ‘Jeep’ universal takes them more places–over a span of more years than any ordinarycar. Fishing spots? The more remote the better. Hunting sites? Way beyond the reach of roads. What’s more, the more you own a ‘Jeep’ Universal you suddenly find dozens of uses you never thought of before!  See the ‘Jeep’ Universal at your ‘Jeep’ Dealer’s. Available with hard top or convertible top. Fully enclosed or with half top and pickup box. Wheelbases up to 101”. It’s the real McCoy.  Versatile, powerful, virtually indestructible. Kaiser Jeep Corporation.

As one of the first distributors for Willys-Overland, Turner Motors was excited that the Jeep was available all the way back in 1946!

There’s limited information on this ad, but our understanding is that it was featured in a trade publication soliciting dealers to take on the Willy’s Franchise.

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