Jeep® Heritage | 1962 Jeep Gladiator


1962 Jeep Gladiator

 

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 1962 Jeep Gladiator.

 

We’re officially into a new decade – the 1960s – in our weekly Heritage Fridays blog series. To celebrate that, this week’s vehicle focus is on the Jeep Gladiator, the completely new “J” line of trucks that were introduced for the 1963 model year.

 

1962 Jeep Gladiator

 

The Jeep Gladiator was nothing if not versatile, thanks to its range of available configurations. The full-size pickup truck shared the same platform, front end, and powertrain as the vaunted Jeep Wagoneer. The 120-inch J-200 or the 126-inch J-300 versions came with either RWD or 4WD and a solid front axle or independent front suspension with optional dual rear wheels.

 

The Gladiator had several available configurations: Thriftside (narrow box), Townside (wide box), Chassis or Cab, Wrecker, and Chassis-mounted campers with extended wheelbases.

 

Check back on the Jeep Blog as we explore the Jeep Brand’s 1960s legacy as part of our deep look at Jeep Heritage.

 

Jeep Gladiator

 

 

 

7 Responses to “Jeep® Heritage | 1962 Jeep Gladiator”

  1. it is about time poeple see the real jeep. i love them i have two jeep gladiators.

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  2. I love jeeps and this one has a real steel body.. not like what they build today.I have 3 jeeps at home

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  3. Peter Cameron

    The J series were great trucks. The Gladiator had unique styling and very tough. They were true off road vehicles.

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  4. The best looking j-truck in my opinion. Unfortunately a lot harder to find in Europe than J10 or J20s..If someone has one for sale..? Yes there was the thriftside , the townside and the cab and chassis but also the stake bed version

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  5. Matthew Sink

    I am so ready for a new Jeep Truck! I have a 2000 Ram 2500 4×4 V-10 that pulls my mud truck. I drive a 2002 sebring every day for gas purposes, and I am so ready to buy this new Jeep truck so my son and I don’t look like grandma as we pull up to school (thats what I’ve been told). When and where can I buy this Gladiator?

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  6. The thriftside 1963 Gladiator is one of my favorite trucks ever, I would own one in a heartbeat.

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