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Birth of the Jeep: An Autobiography

Posted November 17, 2014 10:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto history jeep military

(Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Hemmings on November 11 in honor of Veteran's Day.)

"If this vehicle could talk, oh, what stories it could tell." We've heard that one more than a few times, too, but we're here to tell you: They CAN talk, and we have the video and soundtrack to prove it. So be cautious about what you do, say or shout during that next ill-timed automotive component failure, because your vehicle may just decide to share it with the entire world, embarrassing owner/driver moments and all. But if you've treated your vehicular buddy well, the story it tells can be a good-humored one.

See the wheels that won a war, on Hemmings Daily.

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Re: Birth of the Jeep: An Autobiography

11/17/2014 11:27 PM

Yes! I used to own one in the early 60's back home and I missed it! It was indeed a simple, ruggedized and very reliable piece of equipment. Powerful enough that it can take you anywhere, flooded or not, even without any roads in my mountainous old Philippines! Mine was what was called as the McArthur model type M-38 with a valve-in-head 4-cylinder engine.. Its engine has more power compared to the flat head model made by Ford..

A lot of beautiful fond memories during my teens years while owning that "jeep" came back to mind just now... somehow owning that vintage made me very popular specially among a lot of girls!

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