YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, March 16, 2013
Back after World War II had finally ended, the Willys-Overland Company saw that they had a potential best-seller in the Jeep. Probably figuring that government purchases would be winding down, they went after the civilian market — but not without reminding them of the Jeep’s roots. Like in ads which were headlined: “Born for war, ready for peace.” The original Jeep design remained the same from 1945-52. In 1953, Willys sold Jeep to the Kaiser Motors Corp., and in the spring they introduced a new, more powerful Jeep CJ with a taller hood area to accommodate the bigger engine. Parking one next to a brand new 2013 Jeep Wrangler, you can see how the same basic Jeep design is still in production today. The ’45-’52 Jeep pictured above was recently spotted in front of a house in Sanborn. The 1973 Arizona license plate tells me it’s been sitting around for quite a while now.