THE 1950’S

Sharp Magazine Middle East (English) - - Auto -

CJ-3B: The CJ Model was up­dated in 1953, be­com­ing the CJ-3B, with a taller front grille and hood than its mil­i­tary pre­de­ces­sor in or­der to ac­com­mo­date the new Hur­ri­cane F-head four-cylin­der en­gine. The CJ-3B re­mained in pro­duc­tion un­til 1968 and a to­tal of 155,494 were man­u­fac­tured in the U. S.

JEEP CJ- 5: 1955 saw the in­tro­duc­tion of the CJ-5, with a rounded front-fender de­sign. It was slightly larger than the CJ-3B, as it fea­tured an in­creased wheel­base and over­all length. Im­prove­ments in en­gines, axles, trans­mis­sions and seat­ing com­fort made the CJ-5 an ideal ve­hi­cle for the pub­lic’s grow­ing in­ter­est in of­froad ve­hi­cles, and more than 600,000 were pro­duced.

JEEP CJ- 6: Fea­tured a 20-inches longer wheel­base and of­fered more cargo space. A for­ward-con­trol cab-ov­erengine vari­a­tion was added in 1956. Both the CJ-5 and CJ- 6 were equipped with heav­ier axles, big­ger brakes and a wider track, and in 1965, a new “Daunt­less” V6 en­gine was in­tro­duced as an op­tion. This 155-horse­power en­gine al­most dou­bled that of the stan­dard four-cylin­der en­gine, and it was the first time a Jeep CJ could be equipped with a V6.

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