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YAK Car Pic of the Day

Willys-Overland Jeep station wagon, Town of Niagara, N.Y.

It’s certainly not stock, but you must admit that this Jeep Station Wagon is interesting. These were built starting in 1946 and ending in 1965, replaced by the Jeep Wagoneer. Early models were built by Willys-Overland Motors, then by the Kaiser-Jeep Corporation when the aluminum manufacturer bought out W-O in 1954. Willys cars — and the Jeep Station Wagon, also remained in production in Argentina for a number of years, where the wagon was sold as the IKA Estanciera (IKA being Industrias Kaiser Argentina S.A.). This gold wagon (which has the older flat grille, along with Willys-Overland markings on the rear, making it an early example) was recently seen in a Town of Niagara parking lot, and it looks like it has come from out-of-state — perhaps awaiting export to/import from Canada.

1950 publicity shot

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

 

’68 IKA Estanciera