The Jeep® brand has a long history of building Go Anywhere, Do Anything™ pickups and it all began with this one, the 1947 Jeep Willys Pickup. At a time when America was busy building the foundation of a great economic and industrial expansion, vehicles capable of accomplishing new feats and aiding everyone from a mom and pop store to construction sites were needed. Enter the Jeep Willys Pickup.
The Jeep Willys Pickup was manufactured from 1947 to 1965, with some changes made along the way. This particular model, which lasted from 1947-1950, had two versions, the 2T (2WD) and 4T (4WD). The famous Go-Devil flathead four-cylinder engine was under the hood, and the T-90 manual transmission that powered the CJ-2A also powered the first iteration of the Jeep Willys Pickup.
The original 1947 Jeep Willys Pickup would go on to lay the groundwork for later Jeep pickups like the Forward Control, Gladiator, Honcho, CJ-10, and Comanche (all of which will be featured on the Jeep Blog in the weeks and months to come). Stay tuned to the Jeep Blog as we dig deeper into the iconic legacy of the Jeep brand.
Bonus: Check out the full lineup of 1947 Jeep Willys vehicles below. Can you identify all of the vehicles in the photo?