Historic FourWheelDrive Wagons — Volkswagen Iltis

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Historic Four-Wheel-Drive Wagons

the season for loading the family a mammoth SUV and traveling over the and through the woods to grandmother’s Modern 4x4s have a long way since Ferdinard created the first working in 1900. Check out the history of favorite 4×4 family from the last century.


When it comes to four-wheel drives, the Chevrolet is undeniably king. The longest-running of its kind, the Suburban was introduced in as part of the ½-ton FB Series. The Carryall was a two-door panel with the cargo area by passenger seating. A 237-cid was tasked with powering the beast.

Like its utility brethren, the Suburban served in as a military transport vehicle. post-war civilian production the Suburban was largely unchanged. The brought a series of innovative Hydra-Matic transmission (1953-54), V-8 (1955) and four-wheel drive which was initially offered on six-cylinder models.

The sixth generation Suburban a restyled body featuring a rear door, and C (2WD) and K model designations were

General Motors overhauled the in 1973; the handsome exterior, accessibility and ease of use made the appealing to growing families. time four-wheel drive and options capped off by a 454-cid/240-hp V-8 the king towing power to just about any type of toy a family desired.

The Suburban its place at the top of the four-wheel-drive family heap in the 1990s when gas prices and a strong economy in the model’s highest sales

Dodge Power Wagon

long ago established a reputation for rugged and reliable trucks. A version of the military’s Power was first offered in 1946. from a more comfortable the public production model was on the same ¾-ton chassis as the version of the truck. It was powered by a six-cylinder engine mated to a transmission with carburized and featured a two-speed transfer

The Power Wagon is most known as a pickup, but its go-anywhere capabilities made variations of its and cab platform desirable to both and personal consumers. Ambulance, truck, tow truck and station versions of the Power Wagon all produced.

An early automotive the station wagon variant was a sign of times to come. Its strength, all-terrain capability, and contemporary design (woodie were a blueprint for the present-day

Toyota Land Cruiser

entry into the family market can be traced back to The Japanese automaker first the fray with the Jeep BJ. The Cruiser name was introduced the 1954 model due to accusations of violation by Willys Corporation.

The 20 Land Cruisers debuted in Toyota built BJ (diesel) and FJ models, with F-type standard on exports. The FJ28VA be purchased as a two-door or four-door body hard top. placed an emphasis on ride improving the suspension by extending the springs and reducing the number of

A low range sub-gear was added to the FJ 40 Series. The low range improved and performance on bad roads.

By 1967, the demand for station wagons had increased. In response, Toyota the FJ55V. The FJ55V was designed as an station wagon; if you needed a to haul people or cargo a washed-out road or snow-covered the Land Cruiser could do the The larger body size and car comfort helped change perception of four-wheel-drive wagons.

The Cruiser continues today and is longest-running model.

Land Range Rover

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British are well-known purveyors of luxury Land Rover built the luxury 4×4 in 1948. The quickly gained popularity for its capability and strength. A seven-seat wagon model with by Tickford followed a year

Land Rover took manufacturing duties in the mid-1950s. By the end of the engineers had begun experimenting estate-type bodies fitted the utility chassis. The project was the “100-inch station wagon.”

As utility vehicles became an market segment, Land seized the opportunity to create the for luxury models. The original Rover (now called the launched in June 1970. as “the most versatile car in the world,” the Classic debuted as a wagon with exceptional capability and comfort. Underneath the leather interior sat a Buick-derived V-8 capable of reaching 100 mph.

for the Range Rover was higher expected, and Land Rover to fulfill a waiting list of until 1974. The Range continued in production until


Dave Ball San Ca

How could you leave out the Jeep and the International scout also produced a Town wagon wagon that was very identical to its Carryall from WW2 as the 3/4 ton WC-53.This are historic vehicles are not.

Bill Hunstock MN

How do you leave out the 1946 — Wilys Jeep 4×4 as well the later Wagoneer, and made by Jeep?

Bill Minneapolis, MN

What about the International Harvester Travelall? with the R line in 1953 IH an all-steel wagon which be ordered with factory wheel drive. In 1957, IH their 50th anniversary as a builder and their Travelall got a passenger door (on the curb Travelall got a fourth passenger in 1961. This was clearly a upgrade and made trips to house much more By contrast, GM Suburbans didn’t get passenger doors until and four passenger doors arrived in 1973. International was on the ground floor in developing we now consider the modern sport vehicle. Mr. Weadock, your of historic 20th century wheel drive wagons complete without a Travelall.

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