Each Friday on the Jeep® Blog, we explore the Jeep brand’s iconic heritage by highlighting a different historical vehicle. This week’s vehicles are the 1964 Jeep CJ-5A and CJ-6A Tuxedo Park models.
The word “tuxedo” brings up a lot of associated images. Black tie soirees. Suave, crime-fighting movie heroes. And … Jeep vehicles? Well, they may not usually be what comes to mind when one thinks of tuxedos but in the 1960s, the brand adopted a tuxedo-inspired motif for the CJ-5A and CJ-6A models.
In an effort to appeal to a more upscale demographic, the 1964 Jeep CJ-5A and CJ-6A Tuxedo Park models were introduced. While very few were produced, Jeep CJ-5A Tuxedo Parks were a part of history that not many vehicles can lay claim to. They were used in Lyndon B. Johnson’s inaugural presidential parade in 1965.
- Chrome front bumper
- Hood badges
- Windshield hinges
- Tail lamps
- Hubcaps with the “Jeep” emblem
- Column shift
- Four-wheel drive
- 160-horsepower, V-6 engine
The legacy of later-model Jeep brand vehicles can be directly traced back to the Tuxedo Park vehicles. Sales never really took off, but the vehicles showed that the brand could think outside of the box and build a variety of Go Anywhere, Do Anything™ vehicles.