The Willys CJ-5 Jeep holds the record for the longest produced jeep model from 1954-1983 with a total of 603,303 approx. assembled. The jeep influenced by the korean war M38A1 and the new corporate owner, kaiser, departed from the flat fenders and developed rounded fenders, a squeezed grille to accomodate larger headlights, and a heavy gauge sheet metal body. Other changes made include: a larger windshield frame, increased length on the riding springs, form fitting front adjustable bucket seats, a deeper backlit instrument panel, and rear seating options for four passengers.
The jeep originally had the four cylinder Hurricane engine until 1965 when Kaiser purchased the casting rights to the six cylinder Buick V6 Dauntless upgrading the vehicle to 155 hp. The CJ-5 was the first civilian jeep made specifically for off-road driving.
The CJ-5 Jeep appears in many movies, here are a few of them:
Romancing the Stone 1984
Hotel Rwanda 2004
The Long Goodbye 1973
IMCDb.org Internet Movie Cars Database
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