Seven Jeep Models you never knew existed

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1. Jeep CJ-6 (1956 – 1975) 

Jeep Cj 6

The CJ-6 is simply a Jeep CJ-5 with an extra 20 inches of wheelbase. Sounds like a winning formula given the success of today’s Wrangler Unlimited, but the CJ-6 didn’t do so well in the marketplace. 

2. CJ -10 (1981-1985) 

Cj  10

The Jeep CJ-10 was based on the glorious Jeep J10 pickup. It was sold mostly to international markets, especially to Australia, where it was called the “1 Tonner.” Its fender-mounted square headlights and strange ten-slot grille made it among the least aesthetically pleasing Jeeps ever built.  You could get it with a soft top! 

3.  Jeep Dispatcher Jeep (1955-1984) 

Jeep Dispatcher Jeep

The DJ, which stood for “Dispatcher Jeep,” debuted in 1955 as a modified CJ-3A. It featured a 3-speed manual (either column or floor mounted), and an L-Head Hurricane 4 cylinder engine made famous by that ol’ World War 2 Willys MB.

Jeep Dispatcher Jeep 2

One loony version of the DJ was called the ‘Jeep Surrey’ it was basically a DJ that has been outfitted for use at hotel resorts. It came in either blue, pink or green and featured a decorated soft top, striped seats and pained wheels.

4. Jeep FJ Fleetvan (1961-1975)

Jeep Fj Fleetvan

When you hear ‘FJ’ you would naturally think about the old Toyota FJ40’s from the 60’s but hold on there, Jeep sold their own FJ from 1961 to 1957. The early models were called Fj – 3s and FJ – 3A’s with the 3A being the longer version of the two. 

5. Jeep Forward Control (1956-1965)

Jeep Forward Control

The Jeep Forward Control, also called the FC, is probably the quirkiest looking Jeep of all time. The FC launched for the 1956 model year and used modified CJ-5 underpinnings. FCs came in lots of forms. There was the FC150, with an 81 inch wheelbase and the longer, more popular FC170 with a 103 inch wheelbase. There were tons of variations of these two vehicles: fire trucks, vans, ambulances, tow trucks, deliver vehicles, and lots more.

6. Jeep Jeepster Commando (1966-1973) 

Jeep Jeepster Commando

Kaiser Jeep introduced the Jeepster Commando in 1966 to fight off competition from the International Scout and Ford Bronco. It was actually a pretty versatile vehicle, as it could be configured as a convertible, pickup truck, wagon, and roadster.

Then, for the 1972 model year, the Commando got AMC’d. American Motors Corporation got rid of the name “Jeepster,” and renamed it simply the “Jeep Commando.” The revised model, only lasted two model years.

Jeep Jeepster Commando 2

7. Kaiser Jeep M715 (1967-1969)

Kaiser Jeep M715

The Kaiser Jeep M715 was a military truck based on the Jeep Gladiator truck platform. It came about due to prohibitively high costs of the Dodge M37, the go-to military truck at the time.