There are few car companies in the world that can lay claim to having found success over the course of many decades. In order to achieve this, a company will need to be able to innovate and lead the charge as opposed to just following what other people are doing. Sure, there are going to be misfires along the way, but fortune favors the bold. As it were, Jeep happens to be one of the most trusted car companies in the world, and people continue to support the brand after all these years.
Despite having done so many things right along the way, Jeep has also released models that have fallen by the wayside and have been forgotten throughout history. It’s not to say that these are the worst vehicles ever, but they just weren’t the best offerings from Jeep.
Today, we are going to look back at some of the forgotten Jeeps from yesteryear.
15. Jeep J-2000
Back in the 60s and 70s, Jeep was ready to bring a new truck to the market, which led to them releasing the J-2000. This car wound up being around from 1965 to 1971, meaning that it did not have too much staying power. Jeep would eventually try something new as the 70s went on.
14. Jeep CJ-5 Renegade
From 1972 to 1983, Jeep was ready to launch an impressive 4x4 for the public, and they drummed up the Jeep CJ-5 Renegade with the hope that it would be a success for the company. It was able to have lived in two decades, but ultimately, this model would be done away with.
From 1948 to 1951, the Jeep Jeepster was looking to find a following of families that wanted something a little more spacious for the rugrats while going on a trip. This car was meant to be an affordable option, but it was nearly $2,000, which was a tough buy for many people.
12. Jeep FC-150
People working on the farm needed something that could get the job done on a daily basis, and back in the 50s, Jeep unleashed the cab-forward Jeep FC-150. This model would run from 1957 to 1965, and this car came with a massive turn radius and plenty of towing power.
11. Jeep Echo Concept
The Jeep Echo was designed with the environment in mind, and it was just a bit ahead of its time. Something like this would catch on quickly with consumers, but this ride never made it to production. This ride was poised to get 85 horsepower while being completely recyclable.
10. Jeep Fleetvan
From 1961 to 1965, Jeep had the Fleetvan out and ready for people to scoop up. This two-wheel drive was meant to be purchased and used as a vehicle that could quite literally deliver the goods for businesses of all sizes. It was solid, but it was never meant to last.
9. Jeepster Commando
The Jeepster Commando was a car that lasted from 1967 to 1973, and it was a 4x4 that was meant for people to have some fun with. The name of this ride was taken from two other models and was blended into one. It was solid, but not good enough to compete with its rivals.
8. Jeep CJ-6
Unlike a number of other models being included on this list, the Jeep CJ-6 was actually around for quite some time. This particular Jeep was designed with the needs of the people mind, as there were complaints of not enough passenger room. This wound up being a great decision by Jeep.
7. Jeep J-10 Honcho
Jeep is no stranger to making special editions of its most popular models, and when the J10 was still in production, Jeep went ahead and whipped up the J10 Honcho. This ride was an updated version of the Jeep Gladiator, but it would end up suffering the same fate as its predecessor.
6. Jeep Wagoneer
Jeep wound up striking gold with the Jeep Wagoneer, as this car would have a shelf life from 1963 to 1991. This meant that the car was popular with consumers, but it has been off the showroom floor for nearly 3 decades now. This was a luxury 4x4 that was stylish and comfortable.
5. Jeep Commander
Compared to other offerings on this list, the Jeep Commander is much newer. Even still, this car has been off the showroom floor for a decade now. It made its debut nearly 15 years ago, and it was not around for long. It was a seven-passenger ride that didn’t get the job done.
4. Dispatcher Jeep
From 1970 to 194, the Dispatcher Jeep was being used as a delivery vehicle by a number of people. This car was similar to the CJ series, though it was a two-wheel offering. It had a decent shelf life, but it is a car that people have completely forgotten about.
3. Jeep Willys 2 Concept
The Jeep Willys 2 was another concept car from Jeep that was able to drum up a considerable amount of hype from the public. However, this car did not end up being manufactured by Jeep. This ride was meant to be able to go anywhere, but it literally went nowhere.
2. Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
The Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler was only around during the early and mid part of the 80s, meaning that fans of the decade would probably love to get their hands on one. There were less than 30,000 that were made, which did little in the way of helping its overall legacy.
1. Jeep Farm Jeep
During the 1940s, Jeep unleashed the Farm Jeep, which was meant to be of service to the millions of farmers that did not have a proper vehicle. This car helped bring tons of people into the modern era, and this model set the bar for what was to follow in the coming years.