In the eyes of Jeep engineers, the Jeep Wagoneer was simply just a station wagon.
It was conceived and designed as a wagon, built as a wagon from its wheels to its roof; “not a converted passenger car with a tailgate thrown in, nor a modified truck with windows.”
It was the first luxury 4×4 sold and produced for Jeep through numerous marques from 1963 to 1991.
During its entire 28-year plus production run, the Jeep Wagoneer saw only minor changes.
This technically makes it the third longest in U.S automotive history! Pretty impressive stuff if you ask me…
The Jeep Wagoneer set itself a part from the rest of the others on the market such as; General Motors, International Harvester, and Land Rover.
All of the above manufacturers were producing utilitarian work orientated vehicles with Spartan truck-like interiors.
Jeep Wagoneer had a level of luxury that set it apart and when compared there were significant differences.
Wagoneer sported an advanced overhead cam straight-six engine, and offered features unheard of at the time in any other mainstream 4WD vehicles.
These included front suspension, power steering, and automatic transmission.