Each Friday on the Jeep® Blog, we explore the Jeep brand’s iconic heritage by highlighting a different historical vehicle. This week’s vehicle is the 1950 Jeep Willys Station Wagon.
In 1950, Jeep Willys continued to churn out vehicles that built upon the capability of its World War II vehicle by manufacturing models to appeal to families and industry. The Jeep Willys Station Wagon, which hit the market in 1946, had both a consumer-oriented version and a delivery business model.
Like its 1950 sibling, the Jeep Willys Pickup Truck, the 1950 Jeep Willys Station Wagon underwent some significant changes from the previous model year. The fascia featured a pointed V-shape grille with five horizontal bars instead of the flat grille of prior years. Under the hood, the 437 model featured the new F-134 “Hurricane” engine, whereas the 463 model of prior years featured the L-134 “Go-Devil” engine. The 673 model featured a new iteration of the L-148 “Lightning” engine, a 2.6L, 161 cu in straight-six. At the time, it was the only available 4-wheel-drive station wagon.
Check out the rest of the photos of the 1950 Jeep Willys Station Wagon, including shots of the interior, the instrument panel, and the Sedan Delivery Model.