Jeep Cherokee SJ
Produced from 1974-1883 this two door wagon is quite the machine. Mostly made in Toledo Ohio, this one made its way to Alaska. The engines put in these trucks are the AMC I6 or the classic V8. When equipped with the V8, it would produce 215hp and pretty much outrun any other SUV in its class.
1960-1984 Made in Toyota City Japan, this was Toyota’s longest running series. The reason why this car was so popular, was because of its longevity. When the Japanese occupied the Philippines in the 1940’s, they came across a Bantam MK II (made by Jeep) and ordered Toyota to produce a similar vehicle. The vehicle they wound up producing was the Model AK which later took form to become the J40 in the 1960’s. This vehicle is referred to as the “Toyota Macho” in Venezuela.
This is an impressive machine with its lineage dating back to World War II. Back in 1944, Willys-Overland, one of the two main manufacturers of the World War II military Jeep, built the first prototypes for a commercial version – the CJ, short for "civilian Jeep".
After remaining in production through a range of model numbers, and several corporate parents, the Jeep CJ line was officially ended in 1986. More than 1.5 million CJ Jeeps were built, having continued the same basic body style for 45 years since the Jeep first appeared. Widely regarded as "America's workhorse", the CJs have been described as "probably the most successful utility vehicle ever made."
This special one includes a custom paint job and the matching teardrop camper. We just couldn't pass up getting some pictures of this beauty. This would definitely make for a cozy close to nature camping experience in the great outdoors of Alaska.