Jeep® is well known for having fantastic vehicles for off-road adventures and family outings. However, there are also a few fun facts about the history of the Jeep® brand that you might not know about and that will give you a further appreciation for this rugged brand.
The first model
Karl Probst designed the very first prototype for Jeep®. He designed the military-grade Jeep® prototype in a record-breaking two days and estimated its cost in just one day.
A Purple Heart recipient
Four Marine Corps generals drove a Jeep® vehicle in the Battle of Guadalcanal. During the battle, the vehicle, referred to as Old Faithful, took damage to its windshield and accordingly received a Purple Heart. The military continued to utilize Jeep® vehicles until the 1980s.
Jeep® models have several distinct design elements that illustrate the power and capability of the vehicles. While these models have had recognizable round headlights for years, the Wrangler had boxed lights for about 10 years up until 1995.
The Jeep® DJ was the first truck that the United States Postal Service commissioned. In the 1950s, the truck had right-hand drive and was used for delivering mail.
We at Cronic Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Griffin, Georgia, offer a variety of Jeep® models, and we encourage you to view our online inventory to find a vehicle that’s right for your family.