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Jeep Historical Footage

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  1. Jeep history

    In July 1940, the U.S. military informed automakers that it was looking for a “light reconnaissance vehicle” to replace the Army's motorcycle and modified Ford Model-T vehicles. The Army invited 135 manufacturers to bid on production and developed a lengthy specification list for the vehicle, including the following: 600-lb. load capacity Wheelbase less than 75 inches Height less than 36 inches Smooth-running en...