The Jeep is seventy-five years old and still going strong. Back in the day, circa 1941 WWII, the military commissioned a “light reconnaissance vehicle,” to equip American soldiers at battle. The Willy’s MB jeep was born. These Government or General Purpose vehicles were called GPs, which eventually morphed into “Jeep.” Just drop the two syllables of “GP” to the one syllable of “Jeep” and you see how this was a likely evolution. It didn’t take long for civilian models of the Jeep to appear on the market.
Though the birthday of Jeep may have come and gone on July 15th, you can still get your hands on a 75th anniversary Jeep, which they’ve made available for all models. Telltale signs it’s an anniversary edition include bronze interior and exterior trim, premium wheels, a steel, winch-ready front bumper with a power dome hood and a special 75th edition badge. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition is powered by a Pentastar® V6 with 285-hp.
The Jeep at 75 is as resilient as it was back on the eve of war, when it was manufactured as an all-purpose terrain 4×4 utilitarian machine that would efficiently drive Allied forces to victory. Though historians and civilians of all kinds still debate who the real victors were, Jeep has been billed as “the vehicle that won the war.”
Through the years and the many Jeep models, many of its original characteristics have been preserved. The flared fenders, round headlights and seven-slotted metal grilles remain trademarks of Jeep distinction. You can stick to the basic militaristic look and feel with the Jeep Wrangler or opt for luxury models like the Grand Cherokee.
There are still limited and unlimited anniversary editions for many Jeeps available.
Where Can you Get an Unlimited Anniversary Edition Jeep?
Start by narrowing down the Jeep that’s just right for you. Maybe you’re a Jeep Wrangler type. Or, the Renegade is more your style. The 2016 Patriot Sport FWD SUV is sure to steal your heart when you test the waters and tear up the open road with it. Find your sweet spot with the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4×4, but really, why narrow it down to just one? You can wish Jeep a Happy Birthday and have some fun trying them all! Get started by scheduling a test-drive at your local AutoNation Jeep dealer today. AutoNation is pleased to bring you the nation’s premiere hassle-free and transparent car-buying experience. Stop in at one of hundreds of dealerships from coast-to-coast anytime.