1946 Willys CJ-2A Farm Jeep
The CJ-2A was Jeep's debut as a non-military vehicle, but still maintained the utilitarian power. "After World War II ended, our GIs came home to their farms and ranches," says Logan. "They wanted a smaller, cheaper tractor. Having driven the military Jeeps during the war, they knew how rugged and reliable they were." A variety of farm implements were available for the first civilian Jeeps. Most ran off the PTO (power takeoff unit) attached the transfer case. And instead of machine guns and armor, post hole augers, trenchers, saws, and winches were used.