Some automotive historians call the Willys-Overland Jeep Station Wagon, first built in 1946, the world’s first SUV.

Based on the Jeeps produced during the war, it later evolved into the Wagoneer.

First built in 1946, the Jeep Station Wagon was the world’s first SUV

Here an advertisement from 1949 stresses its family car characteristics, combining the best bits of a gutsy military vehicle with a classic woody wagon.

Happy 65th birthday, old sport – we wish more modern-day cars had your panache.

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